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Mail Me Art…

March 7, 2013

I was happy to be asked, together with some 200 artists from 19 countries, to submit Art on a A6 envelope for ‘Mail Me Art’.

All submitted artworks will be exhibited at The Framers Gallery / London from 30th July – 3rd August 2013.

 Here’s what I did:

‘Black cat on the windowsill’. Follow this link to see ‘the making of’…

Mail Me Art / Black Cat in Windowsill


Affordable Art Fair…

February 19, 2013

Preparing my Art for the AAF (Affordable Art Fair) in Brussels this weekend, 21-24 February.

Find us at Modern Images / Printed Matter / Stand D2
Location: Tour et Taxis

 Framed artwork waiting at the framestore


Preparing 'Dead Rabbit' for the fair.


dead rabbit T-shirtI’m finally working on the T-shirt version of my DeadRabbit painting!
I’ts actually a slightly more graphic vector remake of the original acrylic painting.




The ultimate Q & A…

March 22, 2012

Editorial cartoon: question mark

Vintage Ron!

I made this drawing in 1980.
Technique: Rotring pen and airbrush.
Published in books, magazines and as postcards.


Huub Slabbers: children's books

My father Huub Slabbers, 1910-2002, was a multi-tasking artist.
Between 1955 and 1975 his main activity was writing and illustrating children’s
books for the international market. After ‘escaping’ school I was his assistent for several years and we worked together on illustration projects. When I look at the Peter and Pat series my flower power influences seem rather obvious.



Tonight was the opening of the exhibition ‘A Perfect Day’ in Amsterdam. 
A Perfect Day is a collection of art in the form of drawings with text, with observations,
thoughts and ideas about life, funny, clever, poetic, ironic and hilarious.
A Perfect Day includes the work of more than 50 international artists.

Me at a perfect day exhibition

One of my drawings is on the wall,
how low can you go…

Also a small selection of my ‘Saul Steinberg The New Yorker Cover Collection’ is
an important part of the show.


 This was the famous Saulberg quote used to promote this show on the website, invitation etc.:

‘People who see a drawing in the New Yorker will think automatically thats it’s funny
because it is a cartoon. If they see it in a museum, they think it’s artistic; if they find it
in a fortune cookie they think it’s a prediction.’
– Saul Steinberg…


Painting ‘Dead Rabbit’.

February 18, 2011

dead rabbit painting‘Dead Rabbit’.
Acrylic paint on plywood with ‘real’ bullet hole.
60 x 60 cm (23,5 x 23,5 inch)