Hans van Weerd

Even if only slight, sketchy or unfinished, a drawing or a painting is a summary of something much bigger, a ‘precipitate of impressions’…

A contemporary visual artist based in Ulft (The Netherlands), I sketch, draw and paint. I capture the essence of what it is that I see or feel: the emotion, the mood, the tension, the movement. I do that in all media, from charcoal sketches on paper to oil paintings on linen. In short, I make timeless works of art, in any technique and with any medium. 

I currenlty have my studio in the historic former prlson cell complex De Kruisberg gevangenis in Doetinchem (The Netherlands),


Abstraction, based on short poses by Ellie. Oil on 100×80 cm linen.


While living in Australia, I was a signatory member of the Victorian Artists’ Society and a member of the Hawthorn and the Hobsons Bay Artist Societies, all in Melbourne.
After having moved back to The Netherlands in August 2022, I am now a member of artists’ societies Kunstlab (Doesburg), Het Breekijzer (Ulft) and Het Web (Doetinchem).


2024 (April) Open Studio and Exhibition Art Event Zie de Kunst at the DRU Industry Park (Ulft, Netherlands). 

2024 (April-May) Group Exhibition of Het Web (Doetinchem) at the former prison complex De Kruisberg Gevangenis in Doetinchem (Netherlands).

2024 (March-April) Group Exhibition themed ‘Spring’ at the exhibition space of CIVON (Ulft, Netherlands).

2024 (February-May) Kulturort Alte Molkerei (Bocholt, Germany)

2024 (March) Royal Society of Portrait Painters (UK) Annual Exhibition preselection with pastel portrait Pernette.

2024 (January-February) Gallery RRMND (Roermond, Netherlands).

2023 (October) Kunstbeurs Zutphen (Zutphen, Netherlands).

2023 (August-September) Group Exhibition of Het Web (Doetinchem) at the former prison complex De Kruisberg Gevangenis in Doetinchem (Netherlands).

2023 (July) EuropArtFair at the Westergasfabriek (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

2023 (June-August) Group Exhibition of Het Breekijzer at gallery Foto 21 (Bredevoort, Netherlands).

2023 (May) Group Exhibition at Vrijpaleis (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

2023 (May) Group Exhibition in the foyer of DRU Industry Park (Ulft, Netherlands).

2023 (April-May) Group Exhibition themed ‘Portrait and Model’ at the exhibition space of CIVON (Ulft, Netherlands).

2023 (March-April) Solo Exhibition at the exhibition space of Café 1640 (Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands).

2022 (December) Group Exhibition themed ‘Mythical’ at the exhibition space of Kunstlab (Doesburg, Netherlands).

2022 (June) World Environment Day Exhibition at the Newport Community Hub (Newport, VIC).

2022 (May) The Other Art Fair Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)

2022 (March) Hobsons Bay Art Society Group Exhibition at the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre (Altona, VIC).

2022 (March) The First Art Fair Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2022 (February) Edge Galleries (Maldon, VIC). Finalist for the Maldon Portrait Prize.

2021 (December) The Other Art Fair Sydney (NSW)

2021 (August) Solo-exhibition ‘Capturing Moments – People and Places’ at the Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery in Melbourne’s CBD in August 2021. 

2021 (April) Solo-exhibition ‘Persona’ at the Victorian Artists’ Society in East Melbourne.

2022 – 2014 Victorian Artists Society (East Melbourne, VIC).

2021 Lethbridge Gallery (Paddington, QLD): Online finalist (with 2 works) for the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award.

2021 Southern Buoy Studio (Mornington, VIC): Finalist for the SBS Portrait prize.

2021 Barn Gallery, Montsalvat (Eltham, VIC): Finalist for the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art.

2021 Blacksheep Artist Gallery (Middle Park, VIC). Wearable Art Exhibition.

2019 Boxhill Townhall (Boxhill, VIC).

2019 Longspace Gallery (Newport, VIC).

2019 Fortyfive Downstairs (Melbourne, VIC).

2019 Manning Art Gallery (Taree, NSW): Finalist for the Naked&Nude Art Prize.

2019 Peninsula Art Society (Mornington,  VIC).

2018 Hawthorn Town Hall (Hawthorn, VIC).

2017 St John’s Southgate (Melbourne, VIC).

2017 Oak Hill Gallery (Mornington, VIC).


















Art Workshops and Classes
2019-2022. Victorian Artists Society (East Melbourne, VIC), the Hobsons Bay Arts Society (Altona, VIC), the Sherbrooke Artist Society (Belgrave, VIC), the Brighton Art Society (Brighton, VIC) and private groups in the Melbourne area.
2022-2024. Amphion Cultuurbedrijf (Doetinchem, The Netherlands), private tutoring.