Danielle van Broekhoven Galerie Wilms

During walks at home and abroad, Danielle constantly gets ideas that could be painted. She photographs or stores them in her memory. Once in the studio, the photos evoke images. Without making studies or sketches prior to the work, she starts an intuitive painting process. “I put the photos that I took aside, and try to let go of everything that I’ve seen or that I know. The paintings that come to life are entirely unique paintings that oscillate between abstraction and landscapes.”

The strength of her works is based on the interaction between herself and the painting. In the process the work is communicating with her in a language that sounds familiar to her but at the same time forces up new words on her all the time. It is like searching for synonyms in paint.

Memories do come to mind at these moments, but the action of creating, the dialogue between her and the work, is always leading.

Painting in this phase is very active and physical. The work is laying on the floor and Danielle is moving around it. She mixes the colors of acrylic paint and oil paint in empty jars and plastic foodcontainers. In the background music is playing from her radio.

Danielle paints in layers, the canvas is alternately laid down and placed upright. Large pools of acrylic paint are poured out over brushstrokes in oilpaint. Parts are polished away, other parts are highlighted and extra emphasized by a new layer of paint.

“The colors I choose at that moment know more than I do! Color is one of the most important elements for her. She mixes all the colors that she uses, except for the Paynes Grey and Sapgreen, cause those are perfect as they are.

In her striking, powerful gestures with which she applies the paint, there is a certain audacity in handwriting and brushstrokes, a determination in choosing and treating her materials. Without being fully aware of it, she brings those characteristics together in abstract images that could well be labelled as Landscapes or Nature. But for her they are “Paintings that just had to be painted”

Danielle van Broekhoven (Tilburg 1975)


Art Academy ABV Tilburg (Cum Laude statement in 1999)

MFA Post St. Joost – Free Arts – Breda (2001)


EXHIBITIONS (a selection)


Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen – Artist’s Call/ Stay tuned!

Galerie Wilms, Venlo – Amuse expositie

Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen – part of the collection presentation

Artspace Willem Twee, Den Bosch – Homerun#1



Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen  – Oase Oranjewoud

Huub Hannen Galerie Maastricht  – Groupshow



Gallery Het Bouwhuis, Deventer  – Groupshow  Homeland

Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair – represented by Het Bouwhuis

Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, UK –  groupshow Landshapes



Kasteel Nijenhuis (dependance of Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle) – groupshow De Lyriek van het Landschap

Artist In Residence Sterrenbos (Leon Adriaans stichting)



Galerie Studio VENNIX Den Bosch – solo

Galerie Het Bouwhuis, De Lettele – duoshow

Galerie SBK Breda – groupshow

Artist in residence Sterrenbos (leon adriaans stichting)



Affordable Artfair Londen – represented by Four Square Fine Arts

Dungha Museum, Dongen – solo

Huub Hannen galerie Maastricht – groupshow

Kunsthal Boschveld, groupshow of studio VNNX  – September Song



De Pont museum, Tilburg, Vaasotheek  – groupshow with over 100 vases

Galerie van Kranendonk, duo-show with Reinoud van Vught  – CROSSCURRENT

Groupshow The Gallery in Londen – organised by Four Square Fine Arts , Londen

Kunstenlab, Deventer – groupshow



Gallery 14-16, Texel

Museum De Looierij , Dongen  –  groupshow LEF



CBK Emmen, solo – Hidden Splendour

solo-expositie Studio Vennix, Den Bosch – solo



Huub Hannen gallery , Maastrich – duo with Yvonne Mostard



Gallery van Kranendonk, Den Haag  – solo Intensified Memories

AMC Amsterdam, Brummelkamp gallery

Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde Botanica

Natuurmuseum Noord Brabant, Tilburg – groupshow

Huub Hannen gallery , Maastricht – duo with Nicolas Dings

Gallery Kokon , Tilburg – duo with Haitske Teunissen



Gallery de Stijl, Heusden-Zolder, Belgie

Gallery van Kranendonk , Den Haag – groupshow  Nature no Nature

De Pont museum , Tilburg – groupshow  Brabant Nu



Gemeentemuseum Den haag, Nominees groupshow Royal price for painting

Kunsthaus Rhenania, Keulen Deutschland – groupshow



Gallery De Rog, Grave – solo



Noord Brabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch – solo in the gardengallery

Kunstinitiative Signe, Heerlen – groupshow

Giulio Cesare & Co gallery, ‘s-Hertogenbosch – solo Langzaam



SKCG, Arnhem – solo

Gallery LEGIO kunst, Tilburg – grousphow   Made in Tilburg

Gallery de Rog, Grave – solo


INCLUDED in several collections (a selection)

– AMC Amsterdam

– Rabobank Nederland


– Achmea

– Museum Belvedère

– Groenen Grond- en Sloopwerken B.V.

– Ministry of Foreign Affaires (Embassy of Bejing and Iritrea)

– SBK Amsterdam / Breda