to 'Abstract Paintings'

Abstract Paintings

'It's in the manner of seeing, that moves your understanding'

to 'Figurative Paintings'

Figurative Paintings

'Open-minded reflections of perfect imperfections'

to 'At Work'

At Work

'Diving into my paint is going into my subconsciousness'

to 'Close Ups'

Close Ups

'Landscapes, dreams, food.. Name it, it's your imagination'

to Exhibitions

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Recent Exhibitions

Affordable Art Fair (AAF) New York City - Mz Urban Art March 25 - March 29
Contact: Marina Irwin Hadley.

Solo exhibition Galerie De Kei, Nuenen, The Netherlands, March 15 - April 18 - 2015

'Back to Basic & Perfect Imperfections' - OPENING March 15. -
Contact: Winny Muller.

Group exhibition Galleries Creutzberg | Van Dun, De Lind 39-41 Oisterwijk, The Netherlands, March 14 - April 25 - 2015

'One Year Anniversary' - Official Opening March 15. -
Contact: Jerome Van Dun.

Group Show Chelsea 27, MZ Urban Art - 617 West 27th Street - New York - USA, March 5 - March 21 - 2015
Contact: Marina Irwin Hadley.



• Cover for dutch Singer-Songwriter Anouk's 9th album 'Paradise And Back Again', on commission.

• Solo exhibition Metropolitan Gallery238 | Amsterdam - NETHERLANDS.

• Gallery Haamstede - KUNSTSCHOUW | Burgh Haamstede - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo exhibition '2of a kind' @ Pop Up Gallery | Lommel - BELGIUM.

• Duo Exhibition Gallery In de Oude School | Stroe - NETHERLANDS.


• Solo exhibition @ Pop Up Gallery | Lommel - BELGIUM.

• Group show, Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA

• Solo exhibition, Van Bellen Art | Willemstad - NETHERLANDS

• Solo & Group Exhibition, Galerie Radeski | Liège - BELGIUM


• Solo Exhibition - Galerie De Kei | Nuenen - NETHERLANDS.

• Solo Exhibition - ARTISHOX Art Gallery | Hasselt - BELGIUM

• Solo at Galerie Manjefiek | Maastricht - NETHERLANDS


• Solo exhibition at Van Bellen Art | Willemstad - NETHERLANDS.


• Solo at Galerie Tatiana Tournemine | Paris - FRANCE.

• 'Seize' Group Show at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA.

• Solo Exhibition - ARTISHOX Art Gallery | Hasselt - BELGIUM.

• 'Nowhere@150' at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA.


• Art fair Lineart | Gent - BELGIUM.


• Solo at Galerie De Kei | Nuenen - NETHERLANDS.

• Group at Galerie Tatiana Tournemine | Paris - FRANCE.

• Art fair ArtQuerfeld | Basel - SWITZERLAND.

• Solo Exhibition - ARTISHOX Art Gallery | Hasselt - BELGIUM.


• Duo at Gallery Jules & Jeremy | Utrecht - NETHERLANDS.

• ART Laren 2009 | Laren - NETHERLANDS.

• Group at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA.

• Solo at Gallery ART–ist | Geel - BELGIUM.

• Duo at Suite Gallery | Loenen a/d Vecht - NETHERLANDS.

• Art fair Primavera 2009 | Rotterdam - NETHERLANDS.


• Solo at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA.

• Solo at Gallery De Kei | Nuenen - NETHERLANDS.

• Art fair Lineart 2008 | Gent - BELGIUM.

• AAF Amsterdam | Amsterdam - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo at Gallery Delfi Form | Zwolle - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo at Amstel Gallery | Dronten - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo – Gallery Tracé | Maastricht - NETHERLANDS.

• ARTI FAIR with Gallery De Kei | The Hague - NETHERLANDS.

• Art fair PRIMAVERA 2008 | Rotterdam - NETHERLANDS.


• Group at Models in Art | Delft - NETHERLANDS.

• Salon Libr'Art 2007 | Libramont - BELGIUM.

• Duo at Gallery De Kei | Nuenen - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo – Gallery Tracé | Maastricht - NETHERLANDS.


• Duo at Gallery De Oude barrier | Hasselt - BELGIUM.

• Group at Galerie El Greco | Lommel - BELGIUM.


• Group at Gallery Haamstede | Burg-Haamstede - NETHERLANDS.

• Solo at Castle Rhederoord | De Steeg/Arnhem - NETHERLANDS.




My art in Germany.

February 23 - 2015

I am very proud to announce that from now on my art is represented by Metropolitan Gallery & Gregs Gallery in Hamburg HafenCity and Timmendorfer Strand - Germany.

Metropolitan Gallery & Greg's Gallery in Hamburg HafenCity recently opened its doors, with a grand opening show of the breathtaking art of Lita Cabellut. The galleries are situated next to eachother in the heart of Hamburgs thriving HafenCity. Although it might feel like entering a museum, of course entrance is free and you are warmly welcomed by Greg and his wonderful team. No pressure to buy, feel free to enter and enjoy the awesome collection of art! In the gallery in Timmerdorfer Strand (situated at the East Sea or Baltic Sea) you can find a diversity of great art as well, and the philosophy is the same as in Hamburg.

Metropolitan Gallery - Am Sandtorpark 2 - 20457 Hamburg - Germany. Greg's Gallery - Bergstrasse 79 - 23669 Timmendorfer Strand - Germany.

New series.

January 17 - 2015

I am working very hard on a new series of paintings.

I can't show any new results right now, because I am saving them for the upcoming solo exhibition at Galerie De Kei in Nuenen, The Netherlands which will take place from March 8 until April 13. However, a few very detailed close-ups won't do any harm. Furthermore I am very busy with several paintings on commission. So no time to lose! :)

New Year, New Beginnings.

January 1 - 2015

A very healthy, good, successful and filled-with-lots-of-laughter 2015!!!! I am very pleased to announce that both auctions for a good cause were successful! The Art-print which was auctioned for 3FM Serious Request raised €775,00, which really is much more than I could have imagined! The portret on commission for Linda.Foundation made €1700. Not as much as the usual price, but nevertheless a lot of money. I am really happy to have been able to help other people this way. Thanks to the people who made the biddings and thank-you-so-much to the people who made the highest bids.

Raising money for a good cause.

December 19 - 2014

2014 has been a great year to me. That's why I want to give something back to the world. I offered an Art Print for auction to 3FM. They raise money for girls and women who have been sexually abused all over the world. You can still bid on it for 2 more days!

And you can bid on a portret of you (your loved one or an idol) made by me on LINDA.Foundation, which support poor children in The Netherlands.

My art at EXCELLENT Fair, Ahoy Rotterdam.

December 12 - 2014

From Friday December 12, until Monday December 15 my art is represented by Galerie De Kei on the ART SQUARE of Excellent Fair, Rotterdam.

A large number of high quality galleries represents their art on this luxurious lifestyle fair of more than 20.000m2 in Ahoy Rotterdam. For more info check HERE

Sold out!

December 5 - 2014

In less than 2 weeks, 100 pieces numbered and signed by Anouk and me, completely sold out. I received a lot of lovely reactions! THANKS a lot to everyone!!

My work at Gallery 238 Amsterdam.

November 24 - 2014

Following to the release of the 9th album 'Anouk - Paradise And Back Again' (I painted the cover), upward of November 22 a selection of my paintings will be exhibited and for sale at Gallery 238, Brouwersgracht 238, 1013 HE in Amsterdam

Gallery 238 focuses on modern Western and Chinese Arts. Top art. Especially original works (in this time of copy-page, copy page, copy-page .....). Many of the artists Gallery 238 represents, are artists they have been cooperating with since a long time: Lita Cabellut, Zhuang Hong Yi, Cole Morgan, Kantcho Kanev, Gerriet Postma, Susan Schildkamp, Toyin Loye, Ivo Nijs and Lu Luo, but also younger (Chinese) artists are brought by Gallery 238. In addition, the gallery also features different (original) work by Cobra artists such as Karel Appel, Corneille, Constant, Eugene Brands and Allechinsky. Also the gallery can rely on the collaboration of several (inter)national topgalleries.

Opening hours: Thursday until Saturday: 12.30-17.30 hours. Sunday: 13-18.00 hours.

ANOUK and ESTHER launch limited edition fine art print.

November 21 - 2014

An example of the (not signed here) Fine Art Print 70x100 cm

Collectors Item - Exclusive Fine Art Print - 100 pieces only!!!

I am proud to announce the launch of a numbered and signed Fine Art Print in unique collaboration with the famous dutch singer songwriter Anouk. Signed by both artists in an exclusive series of only 100 pieces. Printed with high-quality ink on special paper. (more technical info can be found on the order page) The print is an image of the entire painting which is used for the cover of Anouk´s new album ´Paradise And Back Again´. ONLINE SALES start SATURDAY, November 22, 09.00 hours (CET).

My art now represented by CREUTZBERG | VAN DUN GALLERIES.

October 28 - 2014

Recently my art has been added to the art collection of Creutzberg | Van Dun Galleries in Oisterwijk, The Netherlands. Besides their stunning art (to view and for sale of course) the gallery itself is worthwhile visiting. Housed in a nineteenth-century national monument of more than 600 m2, an international selection of top artists is shown. After a welcome in the bar of the gallery with a cup of coffee, tea or anything else to drink, you can next view the sculptures, the vast collection of paintings, photographs and (glass) and take a little walk through the garden with sculptures or look further into the work of the artists at the reading table of the gallery.

The opening hours of the gallery are Wednesday until Sunday 12.00-18.00 hours Address: The Lind 39-41, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands.

Not in my wildest dreams.

September 16 - 2014

My art on a concert poster! Not in my wildest day dreams did this idea ever occur. But now it is for real!


→ On the cover of Anouk's new (9th) album 'Paradise And Back Again'

→ On the cover of Entertainment Business Magazine.

→ In several news papers.

→ On hundreds of websites and blogs....

Just WOW......

Painting for ANOUK!!

August 30 - 2014

At the beginning of March this year, the manager of Anouk (THE rock star of the Netherlands who is also very well known internationally) approached me, to ask me if I was interested in painting a portrait of Anouk. This painting would become the cover of her new album, a huge honor! It was both a challenge and a FANTASTIC assignment! When I showed Anouk the result, she immediately loved it, which made me extremely happy! The album was scheduled to be released in November, so I had to keep my mouth firmly shut!!

But now it is out in the open! Last Wednesday, Anouk herself revealed the cover on her:

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

The international media immediately spread the news. I am completely overwhelmed by the wonderful reactions that Anouk, as well as I, have been receiving ever since. About half of the original painting (90x150x4 cm) is shown on the cover. A special scan of the artwork will be made, which will be available as a Limited Edition Fine Art Print in 2 sizes. As soon as I receive the prices, I will announce this, so you can pre-order if you are interested!.

Laaaaaarge abstract paintings.

June 22 - 2014

I am working on several very large abstract paintings. It's a challenge to create large size paintings in my recognizable style. I have to adapt the movements, to achieve the same result. It's really fun and I will continue to expand the new MONUMENTAL-series

Questions and answers for art students.

April 5 - 2014

On a regular basis I receive mails from students all over the world, with questions on my work. Replying them cost me a lot of time. Since I do not want to disappoint anyone, I always do reply. But from now on, one can check this blogpost, which I will complement with new Q&A's every now and then.


Q: How do you design your paintings?

A: My abstract paintings arise on the canvas layer by layer. No sketches! My figurative paintings are based on sketches and pictures.


Q: What tools do you use to get the different textures?

A: I use brushes, palette knives and my hands.


Q: How do you come with the names for your paintings?

A: They arise during creation of the painting.


Q: Why do you have features that are realistic and parts that are abstract?

A: For the simple reason that I like to create both!


Q. What paint do you use?

A: I use acrylics.


Q: Do you also use a medium to make the paint thicker?

A: No, and don't use a medium.


Q: Can you post a video to show how you work?

A: No.


Q: What does art mean to you?

A: My life. I can't live without. It makes everything more beautiful, meaningful. And by creating it myself, I can express myself.


Q: When did you discover art?

A: I grew up with it. My father is an artist as well. It went playfully.


Q: According to you, are there any limits on art?

A: Yes and No! Yes, because some say something is art, when to me it is nothing more than putter-work. Yes, because some declare something to be a piece of art, which is totally incomprehensible to others. For example, a piece of rope, hanging down from the ceiling, amplified with some bullshit story. To me that is not art. NO (and now I am contradicting myself), because everything should be possible. If you observe the world the an open mind, there is so much more to discover! NO, because I myself, always say that there are no bounderies on my work, nor what it has to depict.


Q: Does your mood influence the work you are creating? Or is the other way around?

A: What's going on in my body and mind, I express with paint on canvas. It's not only my job, it works also therapeutical. I only get moody, if I can't manage to express it in the proper way. But most of the time that is not the case!


Q: Do you works come from a fantasy, or is it a copy of reality?

A: Both. The abstract works are no fantasy. It just arises, from the urge to express 'my reality' with paint on canvas. Next it is to the spectator, to use his/her imagination. The figurative works are fantasy, but partially based on reality.


Q: Do you experience fantasy as a kind of lust.

A: I do think so, yes.


Q: In the 60's art started to appear in tv-commercials. Do you think commercials are art? Do you think art can be used for commercials?

A: Commercials are no art, it is pure marketing. But it absolutely can be made very artfully!


Q: Do you think the value of art is always equal to the financial value it sometimes gets?

A: Absolutely not. Sometimes a piece of art is worth much more, than what someone wants to pay for it. But most of the time, it is the other way around. Works of old masters and a select group of contemporary artists often are sold, through auctions, for disproportionate high values. In my opinion they may be worth a lot, but the millions and billions that are now issued for this are completely insane.

Patience is a virtue.

March 16 - 2014

´Muse Over Soon´ is finally ready. It took me many many hours, and lots of paint in many layers to create this painting. I've had moments that I wanted to give up. What I had in my head, did not arise on the canvas. The composition was good, but the execution was not satisfying to me. In common I have little patience. But my figurative paintings 'train me' to build more patience. 'Good' is not good enough. It needs to be perfect! And that takes a lot of perseverance, time and energy!



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My art can be seen and bought at the art galleries below. Please send a message for all questions below.


METROPOLITAN GALLERY HAMBURG - Am Sandtorpark 2 - Hamburg HafenCity - Germany - Tel: +49 40 300 87 410 - Gregor Bröcker - Melina Nasse Mayer.

GREG'S GALLERY - Bergstrasse 79 - Timmendorfer Strand - Tel: +49 4503 8887893 - Gregor Bröcker / Maria Kosog.


GALLERY 238 - Brouwersgracht 238 - 1013 HE - Amsterdam - Netherlands - Tel: +31 6 143 55 222 - Paul Lohmann.

GALERIE DE KEI - Opwettenseweg 74 - 5672 AJ - Nuenen - Netherlands - Tel: +31 40 28 41583 - +31 6 13 07 68 01 - Winny Muller.

GALLERIES CREUTZBERG & VAN DUN - De Lind 39-41 - 5061 HT - Oisterwijk - Netherlands - Tel: +31 13 52 34 740 - Jerome Van Dun.


GALERIE 713 - (JUNE 2015) - Zeedijk 713 - 8300 - Knokke - Belgium - Tel: +32 486 38 15 90 - Serge Bonhomme.


MZ URBAN-ART - CHELSEA 27 617 West 27th Street - New York - USA - NY 10001 - Tel: +1 516 655 1000 - Marina Irwin Hadley.

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