September 24, 2012

Els Hattink, painter and photographer

As the local elections are approaching, any occasion is good for candidates to be seen in public. In the margin of an exhibiton of the Kunstkring (Art cercle) in Strombeek/Grimbergen (about 15 km from Brussels) politicians of different colors from different parties are present in the same bar and are not, if you judge by these photos,  all that much interested in the artistic event.
I was there because of my friend Els Hattink. Els is a photographer and painter. She participated in this exhibition with her paintings of which two are shown above together with her self portrait (photos 1 and 2). Do visit her website at


  1. Molto bello il primo dipinto...mi ha colpita.
    Bellissimi i tuoi scatti.
    Buon lunedì, a presto.

  2. Oh, I do agree, let's do vote artists into power!!! A wonderful look at the exhibition and your friends work is so lovely!! Thank you so much, Anni, for your visit and comment regarding my children! It is much appreciated and as you undoubtedly realized, I'm a VERY proud mom and am so happy to have them well again and enjoying life!! Have a wonderful week!!


    1. certainly understand how proud you are, Sylvia ! congrats!

  3. Scusa la lunga assenza. Come Antonella preferisco il primo quadro e naturalmente mi sono guardato anche tutti i post che non avevo ancora visto.
    Un amichevole abbraccio.

  4. It's that time of year here...election time! The Presidential race and some members of both our House of Representatives and Senate are up for re-election. Television ads are up and running and the candidates are out in full force until election day which is November 6.

    You have a very talented friend! :)

    1. what we are going through, election wise, Kristie is nothing compared to the overwhelmingness of US presidential elections... won't you be delighted to have it all over and done with ?

  5. Veel beloven en weinig geven... Nog steeds 'dé' leuze, Anni !
    Een heel mooi schilderij om je logje te openen !

  6. interessante tentoonstelling, ik heb net ook gekeken op de site van mevr. Hattink. Al haar schilderijen heeft ze in prachtige warme kleuren gemaakt. De Kimono serie bevalt mij erg. Lieve groeten, Dietmut

  7. Maybe our candidates should go to museums and places like that instead of the usual places they go - - would be a lot more fun!!

  8. what were they interested in? did they at least talk to potential voters?


  9. Hallo Anni,
    Gezien worden en grote activiteit voordien... daarna moet er wel gerust worden hé!

  10. C'est spécial, mais j'aime assez.

  11. good combination: painter & photographer.
    What talent!

  12. So now you have elections, that's new to me that politicians come to an art exhibition. I have never seen one here! I like the selfportrait.

  13. Een mooie combinatie en ik val wel in haar werk, de kleuren spreken mij aan.

  14. Hallo Anni,
    the painting with the tulip is so beautiful!!!
    have a nice day

  15. beautiful colors in her paintings. Photographer and painter is a good combination
    Today the politicians are everyware, you can't go out without seeing them.

  16. Your friend is very talented! I am glad someone was there to support the artist and be interested if the politicians couldn't manage it.

  17. What a diverse mix... politicians and a charming atist! You can guess which I prefer.


  18. schilderen en...fotografie..

    een mooie combinatie...

    mooie kleuren in haar werk


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