Bianca Berends

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Location Willemstad, Curacao, Curaçao
Introduction I live and work for the most part of the year in Curacao The Netherlands Antilles. I travels regularly to meet clients and deliver paintings. My work has been exhibited in Internationally renowned galleries and Museums. In 2004 one of my portraits was selected for the prestigious BP Portrait Award exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery in London. I went to The School of Fine Art in Maastricht in The Netherlands, where I graduated in 1994. People have always fascinated me, when I paint a portrait I can't wait for the person to come alive on the canvas. 'I have always been a artist, but since 2002 I have specialized in portraits. 'I like my portraits to emanate a certain joy of life, a twinkle in an eye or smile around the mouth. I am a perfectionist and don’t want to only capture someone’s face in a most exact way, I also want the portrait to show someone’s character. To me it is important that the brushstroke is part of the painting and through that my portraits have a contemporary, modern look and are not painted photographically.'