Dutch fine artist and portrait painter Bianca Berends (Born October 27, 1971) recently received a Certificate of Excellence for one of her portraits from the Portrait Society of America and was part of the BP Portrait Award in 2004. Her work has been exhibited in various well-known museums and galleries in Great Britain and The Netherlands. Reproductions of her portrait of the Dutch King Willem Alexander (2014) are part of the permanent collection of many governmental organizations in The Netherlands. She is recognized as one of the leading contemporary portrait artists in The Netherlands, various times featured in the Dutch media and in the book Portraits of Portrait Artists. Since 2011, she works and lives a large part of the year on the Caribbean island of Curacao and had the honor of painting two portraits of former governor of Curacao Frits Goedgedrag and a portrait of the former governor of Aruba Fredis Refunjol.
More of Bianca Berends’ work can be found at her website: biancaberends.nl