I am Wim van der Meij, an etching artist and photographer from The Netherlands.
I was born in 1949 and raised in the “Bollenstreek”; the region where the tulips are grown. Drawing had been my lifelong hobby, but after my first etching-lessons in 1977 it became my passion. I followed evening-courses at the Royal Academy in The Hague. In january 1986 I quit my job and started my career as a full-time artist. Since 1988 I live and work in a house at the old town of Zutphen on the IJssel river.Read more about me..
When you go to the “photoblog” above you’ll find that I am publishing a new photo every day. Through the ‘archive’ you can see all the (more than 2000) photos. The photos can also be bought. Please contact me for details.
For orders from abroad: payment can be arranged through Pay-Pal.
My etchings are permanently on show in gallery “Bij Floors op de Berg” in the Walstraat 8 at Deventer. I am usually there on Thursday afternoons.
The gallery is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10.30 to 17.00 h.
Of my Amsterdam etchings a number were bought by the municipal archives of Amsterdam.
From March through December I show my work at the Sunday art market on the Spui at Amsterdam. I am there most Sundays. please contact me for details (email@example.com)
At this moment I have an exhibition of a number of etchings at the Zutphen Stedelijk Museum, where also about a hundred of Rembrandt etchings are shown.
This exhibition will be until February 24th, 2014.
Beacause of this exhibition I shall give workshops on December 28th, 2013 and on January 25th and February 1st, 2014. For information: www.museazutphen.nl
For my latest plates: see under “New Work”
In the beginning of 2009 a book was published by DeDoc Uitgevers of my Zutphen etchings. Have a look here.