What an unprecedented time: everyone is somehow staggered by the COVID-19 virus. The world is upside down for me too; I cannot give painting-workshops at De Kunststudio, the art academy is closed, appointments and planned events have been rescheduled...


But I am an entrepreneur, an artist; someone who will paint even harder and is now even more driven to make beautiful things than usual. I love to color life with my art, because I can cheer myself and others up with it. A splash of colour can make all the difference for your home, mood and your family.


That is how we find ourselves here. I have put together an #ONLINEGALLERY with a selection of my recent artworks, because in this current situation I see turnover disappear due to cancellation of planned art fairs.




The artworks below were all created by Merel Feenstra in Blaricum.

PURCHASES | You can purchase the artworks directly online. Because you buy directly from the artist, the prices do not include the fee for the art fair or gallery. This saves you euros and supports the artist in livelihood during this difficult period.


DELIVERY | We deliver by appointment Monday to Saturday. The delivery costs are EUR 0. We deliver within the Gooi / central Netherlands to the front door, outside. We are happy to discuss delivery costs for outside the Gooi / central Netherlands.


The artworks can also be viewed live - by appointment only - at the Kunststudio, Singel 17-i in Blaricum, where we use the 1.5 meter distance rule.





ART Eindhoven 2020

 www.arteindhoven.nl @ Klokgebouw Eindhoven

Saturday September 12 (11.00-17.30 hrs) 

Sunday September 13 (11.00-17.30 hrs) 

ADAF 2020 - Annual Dutch Art Fair

 www.adaf.nl @ World Fashion Centrum Amsterdam

Friday October 9 (17.00-21.00 hrs) 

Sat. October 10 - Sun. October 11 (11.00-17.30 hrs) 

Nationale Kunstdagen 2020

 www.kunstdagen,nl @ Beursfabriek Nieuwegein

Saturday November 7 (11.00-17.30 hrs) 

Sunday November 8 (11.00-17.30 hrs) 



ADAF 2019 - Annual Dutch Art Fair

 www.adaf.nl @ World Fashion Centrum Amsterdam

11 -13 October, 2019

Atelierroute Blaricum @ deKunststudio Blaricum

28 -29 September, 2019

Lobby @ Hilton Hotel Brussel
May 3 - June 25, 2019 @ Hilton Brussels City 

ART Eindhoven 2019

www.arteindhoven.nl @ Klokgebouw,Eindhoven.

April 13 and April 14, 2019 (11.00-17.30 hrs) 

Opening www.dekunststudio.nl @ Singel 17-i,Blaricum.

January 13, 2019 

Blaricum raakt je! @ Noolseweg 1, Blaricum.

November 24 -25, 2018 

Kunst Battle Zeewolde @ Open Haven, Kerkplein 8 , Zeewolde

November 17, 2018 More information>>

Atelierroute Blaricum @ Huizerweg 13, Blaricum. 

September 29 -30, 2018

Kunst en Cultuur Markt @ De Krachtcentrale,Huizen.

September 1, 2018

 Solo Exposition @ Foyer Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht.

May 2018

Open bar for Art Lovers / Borrel voor Kunstliefhebbers @ Restaurant Bruis,Blaricum.

November 2, 2017


about merel.


Meet Merel Feenstra, who decided to change her life as an event manager to listen more to her own voice and regain her creativity as an individual artist.

Theater de Meervaart, Amsterdam

What is important for organizing an international conference in Theater de Meervaart? Merel tells her experiences with organizing events, sustainability and what she thinks is typical for Theater "De Meervaart".


My name is Merel and I like to enrich life with color in my art, workshops and events. Besides my work as an artist I work since 2008 as an indepent interim eventmanager (www.interim-eventmanager.nl).


Since 2018 I organize various small-scale creative workshops in: www.dekunststudio.nl together with Mariette Bruinsma from www.jetpaintingaway.nl.


In 2018 I also started studying the part-time Art Academy in Groningen (https://klassiekeacademie.nl). Education there is at HBO level and is given by artists from the top segment of contemporary Dutch realism. Before that I studied two years (2006 and 2017) at the ‘Gooische Academie’ in Laren (https://gooiseacademie.nl).   


In all I do I try to see things from different angles so creativity arises. Creativity shows me the way when I make a work of art, but also when I cook, work in our garden, or organize a big business event.


With my paintings / drawings I would like to emphasize the beauty and grandeur of life and with my workshops create creative growth in the lives of others: everything becomes so much nicer if you use a daily dose of paint!   


Merel Feenstra, Blaricum 2020.


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Are you interested in a work of art or a workshop, or do you have any questions please call
+31 (0)6-22987411, send an e-mail to
or fill in the contact form below. For workshops see also www.dekunststudio.nl en www.schilderen-in-drenthe.nl

Singel 17-i

1261 XP Blaricum

Studio visit by appointment only, or during workshops

(Temporarily there are no workshops due to Covid-19)




+31 06 22987411

(or send me a Whatsapp)

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