I am already busy preparing the NO JARDIM exhibition in the Haagse Kunstkring at the end of this month. You can get these and other fine art prints with a contribution from € 175 for my crowdfunding You will receive the book with all the iPad sketches. The book itself is available from € 20.


Get the book

Still 24 days to go for crowdfunding of the book NO JARDIM. Many thanks to everyone who has already contributed. From € 20 you have a signed copy, from € 175 a signed fine art print + book. The book is full of sketches from my garden in Mozambique and will be presented on 30 November. For more information

NO JARDIM, sketches of my paradise in Mozambique

Next month I want to present a new book NO JARDIM with sketches of my tropical garden in Mozambique. For me, that garden felt like a paradise with everything growing and flourishing. I would like to share that experience with my audience. I did not sketch on paper, nor with a pencil, nor with paint, but on my iPad. My starting point was the admiration for nature. This has resulted in a concept and style that intensively reflects the colorful tropical atmosphere. In the book I also write about the sketches, the environment and my personal experiences. It consists of 90 pages bound in a hardcover. When you open the book, you experience something of my own paradise. NO JARDIM is written in Dutch, but a translation in English will be online.

To print the book will cost € 5000. If this plan is appealing to you, I would very much appreciate it if you can make a contribution. But you will be rewarded for it. With a contribution of 20 euros or more you will receive the book as a gift. You find it on

The book presentation of NO JARDIM is scheduled for November 30, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the Haagse Kunstkring. At the same time there is the opening of the exhibition of all the sketches from the book. The NO JARDIM exhibition is from November 27 to December 22 in the Haagse Kunstkring, Denneweg 64, The Hague
Wed-Fri 12 am-5pm / Sat-Sun 1 pm-5pm

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Paintings from heaven

Rob van Doeselaar – Paintings and iPad sketches
Simões Ferreira – Wooden sculptures
When: From 1 to 26 May 2019
Where: Haagse Kunstkring, Denneweg 64, The Hague
Opening: 4 May, 4 p.m. by Pascalle Grotenhuis, former Ambassador to Mozambique.
Gallery opening hours: Wed – Fri 12.00 – 17.00, Sat – Sun 13.00 – 17.00
Rob van Doeselaar will be present at the opening and on 12 May at 4 p.m. to talk about his work during ‘The artist tells about his art’.
The artists donate 10% of the proceeds to the fundraising campaign for the victims of the Idaï cyclone in Mozambique

In the month of May I show paintings and iPad sketches that I have made in Mozambique in recent years. The sunny surroundings and the lush growth of trees and plants inspired me to display their shadows, as if heaven creates paintings.
It is interesting to study and paint shadows. What color do they have? How do you transfer movement, contrast and layering to the canvas? What meaning do you see in the forms?

In addition, my good friend the Mozambican sculptor Simões Ferreira shows wooden sculptures that he left under management during a stay in Europe a few years ago. His works depict the inner struggle in Mozambique, marked by the colonial war and followed by the civil war until 1992. With his images, Simões emphasizes the power of women, the family life and the sense of community of people.

Rob van Doeselaar (1958, Goes) has lived, worked and exhibited in many countries as an independent artist. He was confronted with very different living conditions and cultures. The impressions and experiences of his travels are thematically strongly related to his art and have had an important influence on style, color and use of materials. Rob paints on canvas, paper and wood. He also experiments with iPad art. He regularly publishes the results on his blog. You can subscribe to it (for free). He also has a passion for painting portraits. In 2013, he won a prestigious prize in The Hague for the best portrait of King Willem-Alexander. For more information, visit

Simões Ferreira (1959, Maputo) became fascinated by sculpture through contacts with the Mozambican sculptor Alberto Chissano, and by visiting exhibitions in Galeria Paraiso in Maputo. As a self-taught artist he started his career in 1977. In 1987 he devotes himself exclusively to carving. He participated in various collective exhibitions in Mozambique, South Africa, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Sweden. The National Art Museum in Maputo has included his work in its collection. He is also represented in various public and private institutions. He has been a member of Núcleo de Arte since 1978 and also of the Kulungwana Managing Board since 2014. For more information, visit

Rob van Doeselaar


One-day exhibition

On April 26 I had a one-day exhibition of paintings together with Theo Jordans. It happened in Groede where Theo’s sister and my brother extensively and exuberantly celebrated their 65th birthday. Quite by chance, really by accident, Theo is now also exhibiting in Pulchri and my exhibition in the Haagse Kunstkring will start next week.