Introductie tot het werk van Toos van Holstein

Venice Paintings

Music Paintings

Dutch Brilliant Artist 2016

Finisterra (150-110 cm), oil painting

shown at the exhibition at Sjakie's Gallery (see below)

Exhibition Agenda

Free Toos van Holstein screensaver

(new version 2008)

Newsletter Toos


NEW: An new exhibition of Toos van Holstein starts at 2 February in her hometown Middelburg (Netherlands) in Sjakie's Gallery. She will show there paintings from her series 'Man on its Way', inspired by the pilgrimmage to Santiago de Compostela and the Divina Commedia by Dante. More information is found under 'Exhibitions'.

NEW: Also at 2 February the new season of the Art and Culture Route of Middelburg (province Sealand, Netherlands) starts with the theme 'Guests from Sealand'. A lot of the participants in the Art Route invite another artist from their province of Sealand in their atelier in combination with their own work. This also happens in the atelier of Toos at the Korendijk 56.

NEW:Toos van Holstein belongs again to the 25 most popular artists in The Netherlands. This is the result of the election of Artist of the Year 2019 and the many votes she got in the public voting round after her nomination by an art panel in a group of 90 artists. She is of course happy with this confirmation of her position in the Dutch art world.

The heARTparade is an initiative to generate money for the development of a medicine for the deadly childrens 'energy metabolic disease'. Toos van Holstein is one of the well known Dutch artists who painted a so-called heARTseat for this initiative. A professional film of the creation process is found under the link  


-   On all first Sunday's of the year (except in January) the medieval town of Middelburg attracts a lot of visitors because of the Art and Culture Route. Also the atelier of Toos van Holstein is opened then from 1-5 pm.


-  Some years ago the very special show "Heroes" by Toos van Holstein was shown in the medieval Saint Martins Church in the town of Franeker in the Netherlands. Heroes like Achilles and Ulysses, saints from the Middel Ages and little Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are just a few examples of the heroes on Toos her paintings. More than 14.000 visitors  have admired these heroes thes summer months. A video of the opening of the exhibition is shown below.


Toos' Heroes
in the old
St. Martins church

Preparations and opening
of the exhibition "Heroes"
by Toos van Holstein
in the mediėval Church
of Saint Martin in Franeker (the Netherlands)

Have a look at the professional video "TOOS-the movie" on het YouTube-channel and learn more about the origins of her inspiration and about her art: oil paintings, statues, digicompo's, monoprints.

Toos has a second website where she shows the newest developements in her art with for instance mixed-art on alu-dibond and statues in resin