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Portfolio for Rene Tweehuysen - Commissionaportrait
The Dutch contemporary realist painter Rene Tweehuysen was born in Utrecht in 1957. Since 1999 the artist and his family have lived in the northernmost part of Holland near the sea in the Frisian village of Oude Bildtzijl. From a very young age he knew he wanted to be a painter. After studying at ARTIBUS in Utrecht he started painting people in a stylised setting and the Tweehuysian style slowly develops. Over a period of three years, he intensively studied 16th and 17th century painters manuscripts. In 1994 Tweehuysen exhibited a series of portraits for the first time in galerie Mokum in Amsterdam. This was all free-style work. Since that time not a lot has changed except for the fact that his subjects now commission his work. In 1995 he painted the Dutch writer Harry Mulisch, and for a commissioned portrait for Rockanje town hall, Rene Tweehuysen visited in 1998 Queen Beatrix of Holland at Huis ten Bosch in Den Haag.
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||Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten ARTIBUS in Utrecht
||2011 - Group portrait Fam. Kok
2010 - Prof. dr. Douwe J. van Houten, University for Humanist Studies
2009 - Danielle en Hannah Wagendorp
2008 - Antoinette Jelgersma, actress
2008 - Boudewijn de Groot, singer - songwriter
2007 - van Ooij
2006 - Dick de Graaff, violin player Holland Symphonia Orchestra
2005 - Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer
2003 - Angelique de Feijter, manageress
2002 - Hans Möller, National Health Service manager
2001 - Paul Witteman, TV personality
2001 - Professor H.J. Huisjes, as commissioned by Groningen University
2001 - Mr. Mentzel, director
1999 - Queen Beatrix of Holland
1997 - Adelheid Roosen and Leoni Jansen, actresses and singers
1995 - Harry Mulisch, writer
||2011 - Realisme 2011, Passengers Terminal, Amsterdam (Morren Galleries, Portretwinkel)
2009 - Portrait Boudewijn de Groot (Dutch singer/songwriter). Commissioned by Philharmonie Haarlem
2009 - Rene has painted his daughter ‘Mara’ for the ‘Mead Johnson’ (pediatric nutrition) art collection in Chicago. This was commissioned in cooperation with ‘Nance Galleries’ in Indiana.
2009 - Portretwinkel Haarlem. Exhibition portraits Circus Elleboog
2008 - Gallery Wiek XX, Nieuweschans
2008 - Kunst en Lijsten Atelier Wolters, Harlingen.
2008 - Acte(urs) de présence, de Portretwinkel, Haarlem. Portrait Antoinette Jelgersma.
2007 - Stadschouwburg Orpheus Apeldoorn. 18 Portrayed musicians of the Netherlands Symfonia orchestra which has been portrayed by 18 different artists of the Portretwinkel
2006 - Galerie de Portretwinkel, in Het Heerenlogement Harlingen, Portraits of Dutch celebrities
2006 - Exhibition in Philharmonie Haarlem. Portrait of violinist Dick de Graaff
2005 - Portraits of Dutch celebrities (portrait of writer Simon Vinkenoog), De Portretwinkel, Haarlem
2005 - Participation in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2005 Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London
2004 - Galerie Wiek XX, Nieuweschans
2003 - Galerie Utrecht – Portretwinkel, Haarlem
2001 - De Portretwinkel, Haarlem ( Special portraits of special Haarlem folk, portrait of Paul Witteman )
2000 - De Portretwinkel, Haarlem ( Children at their most beautiful in the 21st century )
1997 - Kunst-RAI, Amsterdam ( portrait Adelheid Roosen and Leoni Jansen )
1996 - Galerie Utrecht
1995 - Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam - De Portretwinkel, Haarlem ( 13 x Harry Mulisch ) - Galerie Utrecht - Galerie Kees van Drimmelen, Bergen op Zoom
||Beside painting portraits with solid backgrounds it’s a challenge to creating something that is more than just a portrait. For example by placing the model in front of interiors with windows and landscapes with cloudy skies. That makes a portrait more exciting. The strong interaction between model and background gives his portraits a somewhat magical effect.
Rene Tweehuysen uses classical painting techniques of the Dutch, Flemish and Italian portrait painters. These techniques are still relevant today. Building up the paint in a series of layers results in a rich surface appearance that creates a painting with depth. A natural softness is achieved through the use of delicate colours, contrast and contours.
||I will paint from my own photographs and the photo sessions are often in the client’s surroundings. An initial brainstorm with the client will give an idea what the painting has to depict. After this meeting a creative proces of sketching will develop the final concept sketch for the client. Depending on how busy I am and complexity of the painting it will take 3 to 6 months to finish. Every painting is different and although I try as hard as I can it is not always possible to guarantee strickt deadlines.
Portraits are delivered unframed but I’am happy to offer advice.
Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire
directly with us for more specific quotes.
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