My 2017 Exhibition at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves

photo by Pat Harrison

Koekkoek Museum at Cleves

Rainer Hillebrand in Kleve

painting at the Koekkoek Museum

This coming sunday May 28 I shall be exhibiting at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves, Germany. My friend Peter Kempf and I will be demonstrating traditional techniques at that very special venue.

This year it coincides with an exhibition of one of Koekkoek´s contemporaries  Johannes Warnardus Bilders (Utrecht 1811-1890 Oosterbeek).

Peter and I will present reproductions and interpretations of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek´s impressive landscapes. We have studies his works and convey them in our own individual styles. While Pter will be concentrating on oils I will be employing fast drying acrylics.

We will also get the opportunity to sell our originals.

If you get the chance, please come and visit the Koekkoek Museum on May 28.

You will find more of my landscape paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. The original and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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Mynderd Vosloo – Featured Artist

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Mynderd Vosloo

Mynderd Vosloo is a full-time Illustrator and Cartoon-Portrait artist from Hondeklip Bay, a small Fisherman’s Village in South Africa.

He holds a BA Fine Art degree and after working for the Pretoria News as their Cartoonist and Illustrator he moved to Cape Town where he worked for The Argus and became a fulltime Freelance Artist concentrating on Group Portraits.

Mynderd has many clients in industry from various parts of the world. His paintings, cartoon-portraits and illustrations hang in houses, studies and boardrooms.

Mynderd Vosloo kindly agreed to becoming the latest addition to my Featured Artist page. I admire his realistic paintings very much.

Art collectors will love his beautiful fine art paintings and the beautiful landscapes.

There is a link to his website when you click on the image above.

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Valence House Exhibition now open

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On May 13 the Mayor of Barking & Dagenham, Councillor Eileen Keller, was present at the grand opening of an exhibition at Valence House to commemorate the achievement of the people of Dagenham. They have helped re-establish British-German relations after the Great War. In her opening address the Mayor spoke of how important good relations between nations are especially in these turbulent times.

The Mayor of Barking & Dagenham, Councillor Eileen Keller has been to Witten herself on several occasions and met the people who like herself want the world to be peaceful to ensure the next generations can lead a happy life.

The Young Mayor of Barking and Dagenham Miss Vaisaly Gnanapandithan then expressed her wish that like herself young people would visit the exhibition in the coming months.

The opening address was presented by Alan Gorsuch, Freeman of the City of London and a friend of mine for well over 50 years. He told the more than 30 invited guests about my background and how he and his wife Dorothy were hosts to young people from Germany for a fair number of years starting in 1963.

The exhibition shows paintings with picturesque landmarks of the twin towns of Dagenham and Witten. It also tells the history of the exchange which started with a Christmas dinner of German POWs in private homes in Dagenham back in 1946.

The Barking&Dagenham Witten Club have loaned some of their memorabilia to the exhibition. There is a plate with a picture of Witten, a plaque to remember the time capsule presented to the Club by the people of Witten, and a book to continue the Two Town Story written by Arthur Durrant who initiated the first contacts with German prisoners of war.

Limited edition prints of the Dagenham Civic Centre painting together with postcards and fridge magnets of some of he paintings as well as the originals can be purchased from the museum´s shop.

I am planning to take the exhibition over to Germany after it closes in July. It will then be shown together with works from Yemi Tubi an artist from Dagenham who has created moving paintings about the disturbing truths the world is facing today. Yemi´s subjects range from the refugee crisis to famine and the ills of wars.

In the run-up to the exhibition the local newspaper published a double sided online article about the event and a printed version. With kind permission by the author Phoebe Cooke the latter can be downloaded here. The exhibition will close Sat 29 July 2017.

You will find more of my paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. Similar originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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More of my own paintings here.

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Devon Art Society Spring Exhibition 2017

painting by Pat Harrison

Hound Tor

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Cockington Village, Torbay

Recently I participated in the Devon Art Society´s spring exhibition in Babbacombe near Torquay.

I submitted a couple of new paintings. They were on show for nine days together with hundreds of paintings by fellow members.

The pictures show my new paintings.

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How draw a cat – Video No.237


This 3 1/2 minute speed painting video by Marcello Barenghi depicts a grumpy cat. Marcello is a master with pencil and paper. On his website you will find a lot more of his fascinating videos. They have all had tens of thousands of viewers.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

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Valence House Exhibition to open soon

photo by Pat Harrison

Valence House

photo by Pat Harrison

Valence House Pond

The grand opening of my exhibition at Valence House Museum in Greater London will take place next Saturday. There will be about 30 invited guests including the Mayor of Barking & Dagenham, Councillor Eileen S Keller and the Young Mayor Miss Vaisaly Gnanapandithan.

The pictures show the museum and the nearby pond. You will find my paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. Similar originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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Landscape inspired by B.C.Koekkoek – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison after B.C.Koekkoek

Autumn River

In preparation for my exhibition at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves I have created another interpretation of the 19th century Dutch painter´s B.C.Koekkoek´s works.

It is a combination of two of his paintings. The originals were summer landscapes while my interpretation shows the scene in autumn. Their orginal formats did not fit the panaroma size I was looking for. I therefore combined two of his works.

The painting is 20x35cm in acrylics on wood.

You will find more of my landscape paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. The original and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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Koekkoek House Exhibition in Cleves, Germany

painting by Rainer Hillebrand alias Pat Harrison

Group of Trees – after B.C.Koekkoek

On May 28 there will be an exhibition and demonstration of the old master´s techniques at the Koekkoek House in Cleves. Similar to last year´s event the Koekkoek artist Peter Kempf and myself will be painting at the museum envisaging 19th century landscapes.

Both Peter and I have studied his works and have developed our individual styles to interpret the master. While Peter Kempf concentrates on oil paintings I paint in acrylics.

In contrast to the large original canvases our reproductions are affordable miniatures which visitors will be able to buy. Peter will also bring some of his large-scale paintings.

This year the museum also presents works of one of B.C.Koekkoek´s contemporaries, Johannes Warnardus Bilders (Utrecht 1811-1890 Oosterbeek).

Come and visit the Koekkoek Museum exhibition of the old masters and watch us interpret their art.

Gardening fans will be able to enjoy an additional attraction as the museum´s garden will be open to visitors together with many other famous private gardens in Cleves.
(opening times: House and Garden 11 am till 5 pm, reduced entrance fees incl. exhibition and painting demonstration). The Koekkoek House Cafeteria will also be open on the day.

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The pictures above give you an impression of the show last year. You will find more of my paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. Similar originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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Witten House – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Community Centre

The painting shows an ancient ruins which has been converted to become a community centre in Dagenham´s twin town of Witten in Germany.

This famous building is the venue for numerous different events. It acts as a concert hall, a conference room, a cinema, and registry office.

The painting in acrylics on wood size 30x40cm shows the house as seen from the main road.

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Valence House Exhibition

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The invitations to the grand opening of my exhibition at Valence House Museum in Greater London have been posted. Yesterday I received the good news that the Mayor of Barking & Dagenham, Councillor Eileen S Keller will honour us with her presence.

More than 20 invited guests will be attending and I am really looking forward to the event. It will be a wonderful opportunity to tell everybody how the people of Dagenham and their now twin town Witten in Germany got together after a terrible war and even became friends.

The world would be a better place if it wasn´t for the avarice and ambition of statesmen who drive their nations to think that a war will solve a problem.

The pictures on the left show two of my paintings which will be on show at the exhibition. You will find more of my paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. Similar originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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