Professor Sierk Schröder about art painter Annelies Hoek: “What is most noticeable in Annelies Hoek’s work is the refreshing spontaneity, its loose and vibrant brush stroke and its bold color schemes. For her, drawing and painting to nature is not just a way to enrich her knowledge of form and deepen her color experience, it is undeniably a necessity for life – she has the gift for it and she uses that gift. The portrait plays an important part in her work and does not eliminate the difficulties and constraints that the portrait imposes on her behalf.” (….)
Staatsieportret H.M. Koningin Beatrix
In 1995, she was commissioned by the RVD to produce a state portrait of H.M. Queen Beatrix. For this assignment, Her Majesty posed several times in person. A screen print was made in a 200 edition. These have now been sold out. Annelies Hoek made various designs and paintings of H.M. Queen Beatrix, which were later reproduced and still available on this website. Not only the numerous portraits in private collections but also the many official portraits for public agencies and companies can be found in private places and abroad. In her free work, especially her nudes, figures and still lifes, she experiments with colors, techniques and materials.