About Birgit

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
― Michelangelo

Drawing is a form of probing. And the first generic impulse to draw derives from the human need to search, to plot points, to place things and to place oneself.
― John Berger

As a young girl I grew up next to a farm in the East of Holland. I was always outside with the animals and drawing. I used to say “When I’m older I’ll be a drawer and a farmer”

Now in 2022, about 50 years later, I’m living in a finca in the inlands of Andalucía and I combine creating and teaching art with running a vegan B&B: creating an oasis in nature and sharing this with my love, some animals and guests.

Since 1999 I have been teaching art (drawing/painting) at different places and to all ages. Currently I organise only short workshops at our B&B. For information see Instagram/facebook @artclassesbybirgit

I also do commissioned work like murals and paintings at ceilings. For information see Instagram @muralsbybirgit


1967 Doetinchem, The Netherlands


1988-1991 Fashion school, Arnhem-Holland

1991-1996 Artschool, First Degree Artteacher, HKU & HKA, Arnhem and Utrecht-Holland

1994-1995 Artschool Madrid/Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2004 Course B.I.K. (Beeldend kunstenaar In de Klas/Artist in the Classroom) During this course artists were taught how to organise art-projects for and with children at primary and secundary schools.


2022 Exhibitions at Casa AdNew Málaga

2020-2022 Art Classes and workshop at Finca Pereila

2019 Art Studio tours in Lagunillas Málaga

2019 ‘De Warme Salon’ erotic art Pop Up Exhibition, Nijmegen, Holland

2016 Drawing and painting classes in the Albayzín, Granada

2013-2016 Workshops in my B&B in Montefrío

2016 Art Day, Málaga, Spain

2015 Art Day, Málaga, Spain

2014 Hotel/restaurant ‘Ruimzicht’, Doetinchem, Holland

1999-2013 Drawing/painting classes and workshops in Holland

2012 ‘White Rabbit’ Notre Dame des Arts, Ubbergen, Holland

2008 Kunstmarkt, Wageningen, Holland

2008 A’part presentaties, Nijmegen, Holland

2007 Galery Voltaire, Den Bosch, Holland

2006 Art project during the ‘boekenweek’ (week of the book/literature) at the primery school Titus Brandsma in Berg en Dal, Holland

2006 B-Art, Bank van Leening, Den Bosch, Holland

2005 Kunstwerk, Nijmegen, Holland

2004 Street Art Project at primary school ‘Op Weg’

2003 Galery Magenta, Nijmegen, Holland

2003 Kunstmanifestatie, Lisse, Holland

2002 KUN B-faculteit, Nijmegen, Holland

2001 kerkje Persingen, Holland

2000 Galery Magenta, Nijmegen, Holland

1999 kerkje Persingen, Holland

1996 Gruitpoort, Doetinchem, Holland

1995 KUN, Nijmegen, Holland

Art by Birgit

Birgit Gerritsen Murals

Art Classes by Birgit

Finca Pereila