My work is colorful and characterized by a solid, bold and expressive brushstroke. I use multiple materials but work mostly with oils and pressed oil bars on canvas. I like to combine abstract and figurative elements & look for interesting contemporary compositions. I'm fascinated by the play of light and shadow, playing children and scenes from everyday life. Currently, I'm working on an ongoing series called 'Beach Life'.
'Fine artist & portrait painter Bianca Berends has been recognized by The Portrait Society of America as one of today's leading artists and recently received a Certificate of Excellence for one of her portraits. Her work was also part of the prestigious BP Portrait Award Exhibition. Her paintings have been exhibited in various well-known museums and galleries in Great Britain, Canada and The Netherlands.'