TECHNICAL · 14-07-2019
Since I like to have enough space around me (where I work, where I live, where I cook, but also in relationships with others), I create my paintings in a way that they can become one with the environment, and don't need a frame.

EXHIBITION · 20-05-2019
March 24 - April 19 Solo show Esther Barend at Kunsthuys in Best - Netherlands Abstracts & Portraits You are very welcome at the opening on Sunday March 24 from 13-17 hours Sonseweg 39, Best

OPINION · 23-04-2019
My thoughts about the Social Media changing the art world..

Yes you are right! It’s time to get back to writing in my blog every now and then. Besides painting (a lot!), I’ve been very busy in the past 2 years with settling in my new homeland Spain, renovation and interior design of the old house, and the new company of a few young stray cats, which are a lot less stray now and are friends with my old dog (who’s always been a notorious cat hunter 😂). Currently there’s a solo show of portraits and abstracts running uit Kunsthuys Gallery in...

Fine Art Prints · 12-03-2019
Limited Fine Art Prints, Esther Barend

Q&A · 13-11-2018
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.

FIGURATIVE · 22-05-2018
‘Flaring Desire’ and 3 other brand new portraits recently have arrived in the USA. So if you are in the neigborhood of these galleries, go check them out!

EXHIBITION · 17-04-2018
I still have a sore throat from all the talking 😅 There were so many people at the opening of my solo Sunday at Kunsthuys in Best the Netherlands. Thank you all for coming, the great reactions and your kindness! Several paintings already met their new owners. More images will follow later!

EXHIBITION · 10-04-2018
Exhibition on Sunday 15 April from 13.00 - 17.00 hours at Kunsthuys in Best, The Netherlands. The exhibition shows new portraits and large abstracts. In the meantime I have been working very successfully since more than 12 years with Kunsthuys (before Galerie De Kei in Nuenen). The gallery is very big, and shows my work permanently. So if you might not be able to visit the exhibition, you can always visit the gallery another time. Sonseweg 39 5681BH - BEST - NEDERLAND.

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