About my paintings

My paintings work well with all kinds of décor, home or business.

I am happy when I paint, and my paintings convey happiness to the people’s room they are in.

I sign all my original paintings and provide a certificate of authenticity with each piece of art I make.

I use standard linnen canvases and high quality oil paints ( Schminke, Old Holland etc.) with high pigment content which is the best way to reveal the beauty of the painting. I use Fremish medium which was used by old masters and which gives a beautiful warm gloss to my flower colours. When the painting is 12 months old, the colours dry fully and I varnish it to protect from damage.

My prices are fair. I ship my paintings in carton boxes insured against any damage or theft. As the paintings are ready to hang, the collector just opens the package and puts the painting on the wall. There is no maintenance needed.

If the collector for any reason wants to return the painting, he can do it within 1 month’s time after the painting has arrived.

In spring I visit tulip fields, have always tulips in my house. They are living creatures for me, I talk to them and watch how they grow and become real beauties. I want to capture a moment of their lives, an instant sensation, with or without an insect or animal attracted by its beauty, before this moment disappears. I am attracted by this fragility of the moment of their lives and want to register it.

It makes me very romantic just to look at the flower I paint.

I am fascinated by tulips which existed in the Middle Ages and which were painted by great flower masters van Huysum, de Heem, Ruysch. These tulips were imported with a virus ( were sick) and that gave them spectacular colours. One can see similar tulips in Dutch Botanical Gardens, English Tulip Society grows real virus tulips.

In 2017 I shall be making a series of old tulips .

My originals can be purchased directly from me by email to lily@vanbienen.net, or on my site

www.art.vanbienen.net, or through www.artmajeur.com/lilyvanbienen.

I shall be happy to answer any questions which come either by email to lily@vanbienen.net, or through my site www.art.vanbienen.net, or by telephone +33 601 902 268; +31 65 46 98366.