Name: B. A. BERENDS
Address: Kaya Kakina 4
Studio: Willemstad Curacao
Exhibitions & Commissons
2017 Portrait Commission former governor of Aruba Mr Refunjol, Aruba
2016 Group Exhibit 'Weekend van het Portret', Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016 Group Exhibit 'Emancipatie Boulevard' Gallery Alma Blou, Curacao
2014 Solo Exhibit Gallery Alma Blou, Curacao
2013 Portrait commission former governor of Curacao Frits Goedgedrag, Curacao
2010 'Portretten van Portrettisten' Museum De Fundatie Heino, Zwolle, The Netherlands
2009 Art in Muiden & Muiderberg, The Netherlands
2008 Exhibit Galerie Donkersloot, Amsterdam The Netherlands
2007 Exhibit Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo The Netherlands
2007 Exhibit Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen The Netherlands
2007 Exhibit Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2006 Art in Muiden & Muiderberg The Netherlands
2005 ‘Juried Exhibition’ The Art of Love, Oxo Gallery, London Great Britain
2005 ‘Juried Exhibition’ Open Water 2004, Toronto Canada
2005 Gallery ’t Stokpaardje, Oudkarspel The Netherlands
2005 Gallery Trace, work in stock, Maastricht The Netherlands
2005 Gallery Vlasblom, Arnhem The Netherlands
2005 Gallery ‘t Stokpaardje, Oudkarspel, The Netherlands
2005 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, Great Britain
2005 Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Great Britain
2004 Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Great Britain
2004 National Portrait Gallery, Londen, Great Britain
2004 Grael Art Gallery, Prinsengracht 175, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 Gallery Walls, Prinsengracht 737, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017 Certificate of Excellence by The Portrait Society of America for my portrait of my nephew Thijs, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"
2004 Exhibited artist in the BP Portrait Award at the Portrait Gallery in London
I have clients in The Netherlands, Belgium, Caribbean, Great Britain, The United States, & Asia.
2014 Articles in the Curacao papers about the solo exhibit at Gallery Alma Blou
2014 Interview on the Dutch national radio station Radio 1 about my portrait of King Willem-Alexander.
2013 Article on my work in the Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant about painting a official portrait of the new king Willem-Alexander
2011 Book ‘500 Portraits, The BP Portrait Award since 1990’ National Portrait Gallery Publications
2010 Book ‘Contemporary Portrait Artists in The Netherlands’ byWaanders
2008 Radio interview for Business Radio about the Johan Cruyff exhibition
2007 Television series, the Dutch version of ’Star Portraits’ ‘Sterren op het Doek’
2005 Publication in the magazine Linda, with a portrait of the Dutch writer Saskia Noort
2005 Art of Love catalogue for the exhibition in the Oxo Tower in London, Londonart.
2004 BP Portrait Award catalogue, published by the National Portrait Gallery in London for the BP Portrait Award exhibition.
2013 Master class Alla Prima Portrait & Figure Painting David Shevlino – Scottsdale VS
2011 Master class sculpting portrait Michael Shane Neal
2011 Master class portrait painting Michael Shane Neal
2008 Master class portrait painting Daniel E. Greene
2007 Master class portrait painting, Florence Academy of Art in Italy
1994 - 2000 Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Master of History and Arts, with honors.
1989 - 1994 Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht, The Netherlands. BA Fine Art Painting and degree in teaching.
Portrait Society of America
A Stroke of Genius, Portrait Artist Forum
Federation of Art associations The Netherlands
Association of Fine Art Artists Holland
On the board of the Art Collective Muiden & Muiderberg