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Name   : Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen
Location: Sint Oedenrode  
  Netherlands (Holland)
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Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen


Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen. Is living and working as an artist in Sint Oedenrode,
a village in the south of the Netherlands. She is autodidact.

“It is vulnerability which gives her value to faith”



“Very often I think about it how miraculous and splendid life is if you decide to follow your feelings. Not with the mind. Not thinking. Just following your feelings in the things that happen. Doing the things you want to do.

It ’s 2010. I’m sweating and puffing because of my jogging. Again I sense that grateful feeling inside of me that comes from my heart. Feeling grateful for the extra years that extended my life. And also, even though it may sound strange to you, I’m grateful for the whole process. For that what I was allowed to experience. And for that what is healed.

A few moments later I’m sitting in my studio. The weather is beautiful, the doors are wide open. Beautiful in my opinion, that is, since the sun is shining through the clouds for some moments. I know many people who can’t feel and experience these things the way I can. Although a little bird is at least 4 metres away from me, I can hear it sing lustily.

Yesterday I managed to finish one painting. And today I pre-treated some new paintings. Now that they are drying, I have the feeling I can tell you my story. I can tell you my story so you can understand why I am so glad and grateful …

It was over 4 years ago. My life was very different. Although my name was the same, really Tineke had just ordinary cancer. I prepared my self mentally, and –as far as possible- physically for the end of my life. I did what I had to do. Cancer coloured my life. My time stood still, even though the last minutes of my life passed away super-fast. At that moment there was no past and no future anymore. Just the present had remained.”

This is the first page in English of the bilingual book where Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen is telling in words, but mainly in pictures, over a radical period in her life. Her window on the world has totally changed afterwards. In this book you can follow the artistic growth and self-realization in breathtaking paintings, in which Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen touches the essence of what and who she is. (Publisher Elikser - Jitske Kingma).

Title:  Vertrouwen - Faith - Author: Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen – Total of pages: 68 - ISBN: 978 90 8954 282 3 - Price: € 16,00 excluding shipment.

You can order the book by Publisher Elikser  http://webshop.elikser.nl/kunst/vertrouwen.html, a bookshop in the place you live in and by every bookstore on Internet and of course by Tineke herself.

The inspiration. For Tineke Kleij it is a privilege to be allowed painting. She loves the colors and forms. To be allowed to put her positive energy in every painting, earthly and spiritual. Every painting a reflection of who she is. She can get inspired by what she sees or has seen, feels or has felt. She can get inspired by the emotions which come into her. Motivated by the contact of those which she encounters on her path and/or by her long walks in nature. Consciously or unconsciously experienced. Tineke also let inspire herself by music and meditation. This music can be from Meat Loaf (Paradise by the Dashboardlight), hard rock to very sensitive spiritual music and almost everything between. Every painting is for Tineke a step further on her way to harmony and joy. Tineke has for this a fine studio, "a Room of One's Own" (Virginia Woolf), in which she can retreat and devote herself to her newest creations.

Work carried out by Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen is included in:

  • Art guide Artists 2008, Second Edition, page 27, ISBN number 97-809687-3-8.
  • National Artists Guide 2008, page 29.
  • Art guide Artists Netherland / Belgium 2010, ISBN: 978-90-71856-02-0.
  • Year guide Artist 2011.
  • Vertrouwen-Faith, Publisher Elikser, ISBN: 978 90 8954 282 3.

Exhibitons 2005 up till now

  • 2005 / 2006. Restaurant Steakhouse Hier Ist, Sint Oedenrode.
  • 2005. Bibliotheek Sint Oedenrode.
  • 2005. Huisartsenpraktijk Aarle-Rixtel.
  • 2006. ’t Oude Raadhuis, Beek en Donk.
  • 2006. Bibliotheek Bladel.
  • 2007. ’t Oude Kerkje, Middelbeers.
  • 2008. Mariëndael, Cultureel Educatief Centrum, Sint Oedenrode.
  • 2008. Kunstmesse Salzburg, Oostenrijk.
  • 2009. Zorg- en verpleegcentrum Welstaete / Odendael te Sint Oedenrode.
  • 2009. Zalen- en Bestuurscentrum Het Bastion te Sint Oedenrode.
  • 2009. Dutch Art en Design Salon (DADS) te \'s Hertogenbosch.
  • 2009. Hippe Tuin.nl. te Sint Oedenrode.
  • 2009. Kunst in Ahoy te Rotterdam.
  • 2009/2010. Galerie Bohner te Mannheim, Duitsland.
  • 2009/2010. Color Beach. Die grösste open-air-gallery der Welt / The World largest open-air-gallery, on the beach of Rugen/Prora.
  • 2010. Webexpositie op de website van Beroepsvereniging voor Beeldende Kunstenaars.
  • 2010. “3ème Salon Européen dárts plastiques au Beffroi de Brugge.” Gehouden in de de West Wing / de Jean Garemijn Kamer. Organisatrice van deze expositie Martine Allart-Boquet. Na deze expositie Diplôme dHonneur Exposition Europeenne 2010 ontvangen.
  • 2010. “Art for Walls.” Collective exhibition to realize in the Lennox Gallery / London. Organised by Galeria Zero, Barcelona with works from André Maître, Richard Lewsey, Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen, Christina Connely, Belinda Mason, Halbe Hegeman, Nino Lamadze, Aref Damee, Evi Leuchtgelb and Natalie Gutgesell.
  • 2010. Autumn in Zero with work from Richard Lewsey, Joseph Butch Rovan, Christine Connelly, Halbe Hageman, Odeth Frigon, Karel Stoop, André Maitre, Sefi Shvarts, Janick Laberge, Mone Martinkiene, Nino Lomadze, Paka Traykova, Belinda Mason, Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen, Aref Damee and Nathalie Gutgesell.
  • 2010. Met Galerie Böhner uit Mannheim naar de 10e editie van Kunst en Living in Ahoy Rotterdam.
  • 2011. Individuele expositie in GaleriaZero, Barcelona, Spanje.
  • 2011. ZomerExpo in ’s-Hertogenbosch in het Stedelijk Museum.
  • 2011. Regionale Kunstdag in het Holiday Inn Hotel te Eindhoven.
  • 2011. Aterlierroute Sint Oedenrode met de kunstenaars Robert Pothecary, Adri Frigge, Ans van Bakel, Mieke Ketelaars, Ida Dijkstra, Rianne Brugmans-van Breugel, Wilhelmien van Aarle en Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen.
  • 2011. Expositie in het WTC Schiphol Art Center.
  • 2011. Aanwas van de BBK.

Continuous and current exhibitions

Continious exhibition JustBooArt,
Kalmoes 14, 5491 KJ Sint Oedenrode, The Netherlands. Open by appointment.
Phone: 0031 413 474 317
Mobile: 0031 649 373 486
e-mail: info@tinekekleij.nl

Check out Color Beach.

To see the current exhibition:
Check out my website.

Tineke Kleij-van den Boomen, Contemporary Artist

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