Curriculum Vitae 

Name:                                                            B. A.  BERENDS

Nationality:                                                   Dutch

Address:                                                       190 Rainbow drive  #9063

                       Livingston, Texas






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.


Professional Affiliations

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