Thursday, December 15, 2016

Late November at the Our Lady Square Maastricht

"Late November at the Our Lady Square", Maastricht. Oil painting on wood panel, 50x40cm.
"Eind november op het Onze Lieve Vrouweplein", Maastricht. Olieverf op paneel, 50x40cm.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Vastelaovend in beeld" art exposition in Blerick - Venlo

Art exposition about the theme carnival. Works made by amateur paint and sculpture artists. Two of Nop Briex are now on display in Blerick until November 18, 2016. Both paintings are based on historic pieces of Edouard Monet and Eugène Delacroix.

Kunstexpositie met het thema carnaval. Werken gemaakt door amateurschilders en beeldhouders. Twee werken van Nop Briex worden momenteel in 't Raodhoes te Blerick tentoongesteld tot en met 18 november 2016. Beide schilderijen zijn geïnspireerd op historische werken van Edouard Monet en Eugène Delacroix.

More info at Laeve de 3 on Facebook

Monday, June 27, 2016

"Sleeping vulcanos, sugar cane, lettuce and green beans" Vallée du Paradis, Mauritius

"Sleeping vulcanos, sugar cane, lettuce and green beans", acrylic on wooden panel, 60 x 50 cm. View to Vallée du Paradis, MRU
Mauritius, the old dodo island, still alive and kickin'. Almost the same size as Luxembourg.
It was breathtaking to meet the isle's beautiful mountain ranges, green pastures, and the fields with sugar cane, fresh vegetables and fruits to fuel and feed the Mauritians and tourists. The painting shows the peaks of Pieter Both and La Pouce.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Blue Sky Blackpool painting

"Blue Sky Blackpool", acrylic painting on panel, 50 x 40 cm by Nop Briex

Olive trees along Marmari Beach impressionist painting

Olive trees along Marmari Beach, Paxos (Greece). Acrylic on canvas board, 30 x 40 cm. Plein air impressionist paintings by Nop Briex.

The Round Tower, Portsmouth impressionist painting

The Round Tower, Portsmouth (Hampshire). Impressionist painting by Nop Briex. Acrylic on cardboard, 24 x 30 cm

Mevagissey harbour impressionist painting

The Mevagissey harbour in Cornwall at low tie. Impressionist painting by Nop Briex. Acrylic on cardboard, 24 x 30 cm

Friday, May 6, 2016

Quilts hanging out in Lellingen

Quilts hanging out in Lellingen (Luxembourg). Acrylic plein air, 427 x 470 mm during the bi-annual International Quilt Festival Luxembourg in Wëlwerwolz (Wilwerwiltz). Besides the central quilt fair tent in Wilwerwiltz and in several surrounding hamlets and villages beautiful traditional, art and experimental quilts are on display in churches, houses and farm barns.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring Zonneberg Estate / Lente Hoeve Zonneberg, Maastricht. Acrylic on wood, 50x40cm. My favorite house, wished it was my home.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Milkmaid Kitchenmaid Maid pouring milk Rijksmuseum impressionism

Can you make an impression of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer's 1658 famous work ‘Een Meyd die melk uytgiet / A maid who pours milk' (Milkmaid or Kitchenmaid)? Yes, an alla-prima acryl sketch on wood panel which just took me an hour.... (40 x 50 cm). The original Vermeer belongs to the collection of the Rijks (Rijksmuseum).

The Old Bridge Sint Servaasbrug Maastricht

The old bridge in warm diffuse Autumn light, Maastricht
Acrylic on panel 500x400 mm

Painting by Nop Briex, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Abstracts Trajectum ad Mosam

Abstracts Trajectum ad Mosam. Commissioned work for customer in Maastricht. Artrage oils and acrylics, 140 x 70 cm. By Nop Briex 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

"Johan No.14". Johan Cruijff

"Johan No.14". Acrylic on paper black photo copy. To be produced on a 300 x 300 cm canvas. Tribute to Johan Cruijff, maybe world's best soccer legend and coach who passed away on March 24, 2016.

For sale, original and reproductions at

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Carnival leads the people

"De Vastelaovend leidt het volk" (The Carnival leads the people), oil painting on wood panel with Jolanda Dirx as the flag carrier. A re-action painting on "Liberty guides the people" by Eugène Delacroix. Official entry for "Vastelaovend in Beeld":

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Repaired railway bridge Maastricht, 1944

"Repaired railway bridge Maastricht", 1944. Historically an impossible painting because the factories (the Maastricht Zinc White Company and floor tile factory Rama) were not functioning because they were hit by the 1944 air raid. Oil on MDF, 100,5 x 72 cm

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"Kesselskade" by Petran Vermeulen

One of the Maastricht painters from the past which I admire for their style of painting. Petran Vermeulen painted the Kessel's Kay in 1953 in Maastricht.

Visite d'un dirigeable a Maestricht, Maastricht

"Visite d'un dirigeable a Maestricht", oil on MDF 100,5 x 72 cm. With the view towards Sint Pieter and it's mountain. Nop Briex, contemporary mpressionist

Monday, February 15, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Drifting ice nearby Sint Pieter, Maastricht

"Drifting ice nearby Sint Pieter", Maastricht. Oil on panel, 50 x 40 cm. Inspired by a black-white photo from the previous century, with permission of Marcel Prikken. Painting by Nop Briex. Impressionisme. For sale! Available April 2016

Steamtug along the Kanaaldijk

"Steamtug along the Kanaaldijk", Maastricht. Oil on wood, 50 x 40 cm. Based on black-white photo. For sale! Available April 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Rainy Sunday afternoon in the Jeker Valley

"Rainy Sunday afternoon in the Jeker Valley", Apostelhoeve wine estate near Maastricht. Oil painting on panel, 50 x 40 cm

Monday, January 25, 2016

Vastelaovend in Mestreech

Vastelaovend in Mestreech (Carnival in Maastricht). Some carnival themed paintings made by Nop Briex. Those paintings give me the James Ensor feeling.

"Vreug en Neugter at the Grand Café De Perroen after the Boonte Störrem", Maastricht. Royal Talens Water Mixable Oil on MDF, 80 x 70 cm. Carnival 2015.

"Red, Yellow and Green. Carnival big band Vreug en Neugter marching in the Groete Staat", Maastricht. Acryl and oil on panel, 40 x 50 cm

"Carnival in the Grote Gracht (Grand Canal)", Maastricht. Re-action painting on the version of Claude Monet, Rue Montorgueil, Paris: "Festival of 30 June 1878". Oil on wood, 50 x 80 cm

"Vastelaovend guides the people", Maastricht. Re-action painting on the version of Eugène Delacroix, Paris: "Freedom guides the people". Oil on wood, 50 x 40 cm

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter light at the Our Lady Square

"Winter light at the Our Lady Square" in Maastricht. Oil on wood, 755 x 565 mm  (update).

For sale. Original direct from me at

Or re-productions (prints on canvas, paper, not framed, framed, postcards, throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, tote bags, phone cases, t-shirts) at

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Autumn Crossing Maastricht

Crossing Tongersestraat and the Kakeberg in Maastricht (Autumn 2015). Acryl on panel, 300 x 200 mm. Speed painted.

Christmas lights on the Old Bridge, Maastricht

Christmas Lights on the "Old Bridge" (Sint Servaas Bridge), Maastricht. Oil on wood, 50 x 40 cm. SOLD to the UK.

Koningin Emmaplein Maastricht

Queen Emma Square in Autumn colours, Maastricht. With the beautiful Saint Lambertus church. Oil on wood, 50 x 40 cm. RESERVED / GERESERVEERD by an admirer in Maastricht.