Monday, December 14, 2015

Winter at the Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris

"Winter at the Boulevard de la Madeleine", Paris by Nop Briex. Large size oil painting on wood (MDF, FSC) 1000 x 700 mm (update). Inspired by a black white photo of 1900 and by the impressionistic oil paintings of Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro.

Original for sale (send me a private message). Re-productions on various materials to be ordered at

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Industrial Zone Maastricht

"Industrial Zone Maastricht", The Netherlands. Acryl on panel, 210 x 297 cm (8.27"x11.69"). Original is for sale. Reproductions to purchase at:

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Steam train in Moresnet

Train vapeur Moresnet, Belgique. Acrylique sûr panneau, 50x40cm


"Can can in the Moulin Rouge"

Dancing the can can in the Moulin Rouge, Paris. Oil on MDF, 60 x 50 cm by Nop Briex. Impressionistic work inspired by a scene from the 1952 Moulin Rouge movie.  Original is for sale. Reproductions to purchase at:

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Golden Hour Maastricht

"The Golden Hour", Autumn sunset Maastricht. The ENCI chimney tells us that a cold Eastern wind started the day pretty chilly. Oil on panel, 60 x 50 cm by Nop Briex
A fine city scape of the city Maastricht during a cold sunset in November. A view seen from the Eiffel Building roof top, SPHINX a former pottery factory.The sky line shows the towers of the Augustinus Church, the Dinghuys, the city hall, the Our Lady Basilica, the Mathias Church, the chimney of the ENCI cementerie factory on top of the Saint Peter Mountain, the tower of the Old Government House, the Saint Jan church and Saint Servatius basilica.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Stiff Your Upperlip and Carry On. Queen Elizabeth II. Won't misstand in the National Portrait Gallery

"Stiff Your Upperlip and Carry On". Oil on wood, 60 x 50 cm. The Queen. Painting of Queen Elizabeth II. Worth to hang in the National Portrait Gallery, London

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouweplein in Maastricht in Autumn colours

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouweplein ("Square of Our Lady") in Autumn colors. This is a cosy square in the historic center of Maastricht, Netherlands. Oil on wood, 50 x 40 cm. 2015. For sale.

House and Cows Schweiberg

"Houses and cows", Schweiberg (The Netherlands). Oil on wood, 50 x 40 cm painted during my Autumn holiday, 2015.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Foggy Maastricht painting Nop Briex

Foggy Hoeg, Maastricht
Oil on panel 300x150 mm
Nop Briex, 2015

Foggy Wyck, Maastricht
Oil on panel 297x150 mm
Nop Briex, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Windmill "The Blue Bottle" in Zonnemaire

"De Korenbloem (The Blue Bottle) windmill of Zonnemaire", Zeeland-NL. Oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm. Painted on dark grey underpainting. For sale!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bye, bye Sail Amsterdam

"Bye, bye Sail Amsterdam." Nice boats, tugs, vessels and tall ships + great Summer weather. An event not to forget. See you in 2020 again! Oil on panel, 90 x 70 cm.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

London is the place for me

So I went to London this Summer staying in Vauxhal just across the Thames, near Westminster. A great time with fine Summer weather and inspiring city scenes. Such like this one.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Kunstweekend Kasteeltuinen Arcen

Zondag 19 juli 2015 trok ik naar Kasteeltuinen Arcen. Een prachtige locatie alwaar het jaarlijkse kunstweekend "Kunst Natuurlijk" werd gehouden georganiseerd door Lied de Haas. Expositie van werken in het kasteel en rondom, in de tuinen diverse kunstenaars aan het werk.

Sunday July 19th, 2015 I went to the Arcen Castle Gardens (Kasteeltuinen Arcen). A wonderful location the annual art weekend "Kunst Natuurlijk" was held, organized by Lied de Haas. Exposition of art in the castle, and in the surrouding s gardens artist were at work.

Mijn openlucht schilderijen / My plein air oil paintings:

Monday, July 13, 2015

Nop Briex en plein air painter

Nop Briex, en plein air painter. World famous oil painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Here Briex is studying the river Jeker Valley and Château Neercanne landscape prior to his open air painting afternoon on a hot July afternoon, 2015. Including some plein air paintings made that day.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Panorama Rotterdam Holland America Line

"Panorama Rotterdam", Netherlands. The ship is the SS Rotterdam, former Holland America Line ocean liner and cruise ship. Oil on panel, 50 x 40 cm.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bob Dylan in Modigliani style

Today my best colleague on the graphic design department retired today. He is music collector and one of the biggest Bob Dylan-collectors in the Benelux. He admires the works of Modigliani. So I decided to make him oil of Bob Dylan in Modigliani-style, 30 x 40 cm. He is very happy with it.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

View on Wareham

"View on Wareham", Dorset, UK by Nop Briex. Thursday May 7th, UK election's day. Oil on gessoed MDF, 60 x 50 cm

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lange Voorhout, The Hague

"Lange Voorhout", The Hague by Nop Briex. Royal Talens Cobra Oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm. April, 2015. Alla-prima (wet-in-wet), sketchy, fat over lean, quick by emotion!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

André Rieu, le maestro de Maestricht

"André Rieu, Le Maestro de Maestricht", in Van Gogh style by Nop Briex (detail). Original full size 60 x 50 cm, hand painted digital oil.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Trees between Riel and Gilze

"Trees between Riel and Gilze", The Netherlands. Royal Talens Water Mixable Oil on MDF 40 x 30 cm. Today's last sunlight beams, golden hour around 6 PM.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Party tent at Blenheim Palace

"The party tent at Blenheim Palace", Woodstock (UK). ArtRage painting (120 x 60 cm) based on a photo which I took during my visit to the honey colored stone estate where Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on November 30, 1874.

Sea tug "Holland" in Rotterdam

Impression of the sea tug "Holland" with the Swan Bridge in the back. Oil painting on MDF, 50 x 30 cm by Nop Briex

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Visiti to the National Gallery

"Visit to the National Gallery", London. Speed painted with oil on MDF, 42 x 52 cm. It feels so free to speed paint as fast as possible... For sale via Fine Art America and Fine Art England

Field cross at Eyserhalte

A field cross along the road at the Eyserhalte, a hill top between Wittem and Eys in the Netherlands. The poplars in the background and hills make the landscape very un-Dutch. Oil on MDF, 80 x 40,5 cm. For sale!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Winter light at the Wilhelmina Singel, Maastricht

"Winter light at the Wilhelmina Singel", Wyck-Maastricht. What a sunny Sunday it was... Oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm. Painting is for sale.

Écluse chez Petit-Lanaye

"Écluse chez Petit-Lanaye", few kilometers south of Maastricht. The water level behind the sluice is 14 meters lower. Oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm. Behind the sluice the water level is 14 meters lower. Painting by Nop Briex. For sale.

Field road near Elkenrade

"Field road near Elkenrade", Elkenrade, The Netherlands. Thunderstorm is approaching late June. Inspired by a photo made by Fred Fouarge though I added the thunderstorm to make the painting more dynamic.

The field at top left is a sugar carrot field, the light green fields are rye, the yellow crops are wheat.

Royal Talens Water Mixable Oil on MDF, 265 x 470 mm

Monday, February 23, 2015

The tower of Metz & Co

"The tower of Metz & Co", Keizersgracht, Amsterdam by Nop Briex. Royal Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors on MDF, 265 x 470 mm

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Silence before the Störrem

"Silence before the Störrem", sunny morning in the Station Street in Maastricht. Few hours before the "Boonte Störrem" carnival parade took place last Sunday.Oil on MDF, 30 x 30 cm.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Carnival Sunday in Maastricht

Family carnival music band "Vreug en Neugter" is taking a rest and drinking soda en beer after the Sunday's Maastricht carnival parade. Painted with Royal Talens Water Mixable Oil on MDF, 80 x 70 cm. The shadow parts still need to be glazed...

Friday, February 13, 2015

Robinson Island

"l'Ile Robinson á Visé" (Robinson Island at Visé, Basse-Meuse between Maastricht and Liege). Royal Talens Water Mixable Oil on MDF, 30 x 30 cm by Nop Briex

"Pont á Visé" (Basse-Meuse between Maastricht and Liege). Royal Talens Water Mixable Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm by Nop Briex

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The river Maas between Geulle and Meers

"The river Maas between Geulle and Meers", seen from the Dutch side. On a drizzling grey Monday, February 9, 2015 afternoon. Here the river Maas or Meuse forms the natural border between The Netherlands and Belgium. Royal Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil on MDF, 40 x 30 cm.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Amputation

"The Amputation", inspired by a photo at Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil on panel, 80 x 70 cm.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mars Je suis Charlie 11 janvier 2015

"Mars Je suis Charlie 11 janvier 2015", Place de la République in Paris.
An historical work to mark the "Je suis Charlie" march, held on Sunday January 11, 2015. A massive demonstration for the freedom of speech, to convict terrorism and to commemorate the people who were taken hostage, injured and killed during the Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo, police officers and the koosher supermarket few days earlier. Paris biggest march ever.
Royal Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors on MDF, 41,5 x 52 cm....

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Place de La République

"Place de La République", Paris. Oil study, 80 x 40 cm... there where it all happened today...