Chelsea Flower Show London 23 - 27 May

PAN Amsterdam 19 - 26 November

Daan van Doorn                                                                                                                                          has worked for more than thirty years as an artist and has received international recognition for his portraits. In 2011 and 2013 he was selected for the BP Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London . In 2013 he also  exhibited at the TEFAF Fine Art Fair in Maastricht. He had earlier been praised  for his portraits of the former Queen Beatrix and Prime Minister Balkenende of the Netherlands.

Since moving to the Ter Hooge estate in Zeeland. Van Doorn has become more and more inspired by Zeeland's light and its beautiful nature . He has established his own nursery where he grows old flower varieties ,that he displays in historically correct arrangements . His paintings are characterised by his use of the watercolour technique with oil paints, the light backgrounds and the subtle expressionistic brushstrokes . Van Doorn is also a master in the art of omission. By only painting the most striking details, he reduces the painting  to the very essence of the subject .

Concise Survey of Activities & Exhibitions


2017 AAF Battersea , London
Chelsea Flower Show
PAN Amsterdam
2016 First Prize American Art Award, botanical art
AAF Battersea, London
AAF Hampstead, London
KunstRai, Amsterdam
2014 Amstel Hotel
2014 Wolverhampton Art Gallery 3 March - 14 june
Nominated " BP Travel Award 2013 " , National Portrait Gallery , London .
2013 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London 20 june - 15 september
2013 Aberdeen Art Gallery 2 November - 1 Februari
2013 Tefaf, Maastricht
2013 Realisme, Amsterdam
2012 Portrait of the former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende by order of the Ministry of General Affairs
2012 Commissioned portrait of Gerlach J. Cerfontaine, ( former ) chairman of the board of Schiphol Group
2012 Exh, Tefaf European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht
2011 Exh, National Portrait Gallery, London ( BP Portrait Award )
2011 Exh, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
2011 Exh, Wolverhampton Art Gallery , Wolverhampton
2010 Exh, Letterkundig Museum, Den Haag
2010 Exh, Museum de Fundatie, 't Nijenhuis, Zwolle
2010 Exh, Revolution Gallery, Middelburg
2002 Exh, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi
2002 Exh, The Sharjah Art Museum, Dubai
2001 Commissioned Portrait of Prince Bernhard van Lippe-Bisterfeld
2000 Commissioned Portrait of H.M.Queen Beatrix
1999 Exh, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London
1997 Commissioned Portrait of Pieter Bouw, ( former ) chairman of the board of directors KLM
1993 Exh, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam