Marieke has been working on various interior projects and photography assignments. In addition she has developed a passion for education. From 2006 to 2014, Marieke worked in Rotterdam as a teacher of Interior Design.

Since 2013 she has been involved in the development of the Associate Degree Entrepreneurship (Creative Business) at the Rotterdam Academy and in teaching/coaching young entrepreneurs in training.

Very much aware of latest trends and developments in the field of design, art and the digitization of creative vocational education she has positioned herself very well by creating splendid designs, pictures, texts and illustrations.

"There is a difference in between looking and seeing".

marieke van der hoek - vijfvinkel



Instagram primarily is a visual platform which means it is absolutely perfect for us as it allows our imagery to show through in their purest forms. Words aren't even necessary, so there is nothing to take away from the work. Is it a kind of arts ? At least it is a reflection of what the eyes do see.

instagram by bluepoatatoes



Every Russian child / adult once will see the stunning collection of The State Hermitage Musuem. As a Dutch one I was Spring 2016 invited by a true Russian lover of arts to the Hermitage in Piters. How many Rembrandts are exposed there ! Yes, the friendly Russian-Dutch-arts- connection is so charming !

hermitage petersburg

hermitage amsterdam


Closer to Vermeer

Today, 34 paintings are firmly attributed to Vermeer, with question marks over a further three. Vermeer's reputation increased greatly during the latter half of the 20th century, a period during which the number of paintings ascribed to him shrank greatly. We do hope you will able to watch his work, as we did.

mauritshuis the hague


De Nachtwacht - Rembrandt - Very high resolution

The Rijksmuseum has a very high resolution photo of De Nachtwacht on its website. The image is composed of 8430 photos and is 717 gigapixels in size. According to the museum, it is the largest and most detailed depiction of a work of art ever created.

rijksmuseum amsterdam


Bram has spent all his life observing, but only since he turned forty, he has been translating this perceiving into painting. With oil paints, at first, then acrylics. Preferably, he works with large canvasses, involving physical labour in the process. Besides painting, he practices photography. A series of photographs often inspires him when creating a painting. Aspects of these images are rearranged in a composition.

The essence of a painting to me is the solidification of reality at the moment it surpasses itself. A painting thus prevents reality from fleeing.

bram van baalen



“ Everyone has the ability to create, but will you take the time to be creative and to find your soul of your creativity? ” ( Yuliya Zelinskaya )

We had liked to introduce a great artist to you: Yuliya Zelinkskaya, graduated from Moscow Art School 2006, graduated from the Russian Academy of Justice under the Supreme Court and the Supreme Arbitration Court of Moscow as a lawyer 2014.

Yuliya: "My inspiration is to spread the Beauty of Art while touching the eyes and hearts of those who are the lovers of Creativity on Canvas. But, most of all, to inspire others, to feel and see what the creative mind can do, and to join in and create their own art piece no matter what one's abilities may be.

My painting pursues the same goals: to create a sense of what you see, of the space between fantasy and reality, and exaltation of these senses.

I do welcome you thru the Glass of my inner visions of realism, touching the shadows of impressionism, flirting with the quiet melodies of surrealism, and the odor of symbolism finishing the palate with the taste of childhood".

yuliya zelinskaya



Yesss ... we visited this museum, from year 2013 on ... An extensive museum complex. Masterpieces of Russian art of the 11th - early 20th century, temporary exhibitions, educational and cultural programs.

If ever you are in Moscow ... the be there !

tretyakov moscow


Goos Verwoest

From the warm pastel drawings and impressive series of screen prints, Goos is now a ceramist who excels in making enigmatic and often somewhat threatening constructions. Usually they are towers or beacons, but the association with ancient sacred buildings and sunken civilizations is irresistible. Sculpture that can best be described as historical architecture where the ravages of time have left their mark.

goos verwoest


December 2019 we finally had the opportunity to meet Russian Ivan Hafizov who is on a mission of preserving the fabulous woodworking called nalichniki a craft which was used particularly to decorate window casings. However the exact reason for this tradition so far isn’t clear, window decorating may have started in pagan times and were designed to protect a home’s inhabitants from evil spirits.

Some of these items are endangered now for decades already. Ivan wants to pay attention to these beauties by camera.

ivan hafizov


Peter's digital arts at Guggenheim

A fabulous museum. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the result of an extraordinary partnership between the Basque Institutions and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. More than two decades after its grand opening in October 1997, the Museum is a reality that has exceeded the most ambitious artistic and cultural expectations, and has contributed in an extraordinary way to the urban, economic, and social regeneration of the city of Bilbao and its surroundings.

guggenheim bilbao

yes, the above digital artwork by pd is at guggenheim bilbao



As the social design lab, Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers and engineers connect people and technology in artworks that improve daily life in urban environments, spark imagination and fight the climate crisis. We create dreamscapes for the liveability of our future landscapes. Clean air, clean water, clean energy, and clean space are our new values. Light is our language.

studio roosegaarde