The world and works of Joop Smits

Here you can read more about the works. We will regularly publish an article, in English and Dutch.

Irish wild Fuchsias

Joop has painted many Fuchsias. The  Fuchsia occurs in South West Ireland in the wild as bushes along roads and trails. It is impressive how hedges of red-purple flowers color that part of Ireland from July to October. The Fuchsia is a symbol of life energy: glow of...

Playground

Many parents said about this kind of work: “Aaah, my four-year- old can also paint something like that!” Yes, but as an adult it is almost impossible to paint as a four-year- old… Veel ouders zeiden over dit soort werk: “Aaah, zoiets kan onze vierjarige ook!” Jawel,...

Market day in Porreres, Mallorca

Every Tuesday it is marketday in Porreres, village on Mallorca where Joop lived. The painting on the left is on Place de la Vila, with view on the church of the town. The painting on the right is also Place de la Vila, but the small street on the right is called...

Zodiac sign Libra 23th of September / 22th of October

Oh, if I only was in balance and harmonious, I’m doing my best  but will it ever be perfect? But I’m waisting my time, have to lean on my intuition. Then my energy focuses on all people and brings unity between opposites. Ach, was ik maar in evenwicht en harmonieus,...

Impressions of Art Fair Aalsmeer

A photo impression of paintings of Joop on the Art Fair in Aalsmeer on Sunday afternoon  the 17th of September 2017. Een foto impressie van werken van Joop op de Kunstbeurs in Aalsmeer op zondagmiddag 17 september 2017.

The Knockatee Mountain in Ardea Tuosist, co. Kerry, Ireland

There lived a painter at the foot of the Knockatee. He painted a cloud, he painted a tree, he painted hundreds of paintings more. As then the Knockatee mountain asked “What about me…?” The painter looked up, and saw its beauty and saw his duty to paint this beautiful...

Sterrenbeeld Maagd 23 augustus t/m 22 september

Even if the ego of Virgin was neat and less messy, she sees little distinction between necessary and unnecessary things, she does not like empty spaces. She loves systems, cabinets, drawers and constantly is critical of others,  but once getting one with her soul, the...

Polish cloths / Poetsdoeken

A major class painter needs a painters coat. Although a big painter for Joop it was too large a bit Forty-four polish cloths we cut out of it … Voor schilders  van grote klasse daar hoort bij: de échte schildersjassen! Dus voor een hoop geld op Internet zo’n ding...

The Tree / De Boom

A frequently recurring theme in Joop’s work is The Tree.  Its roots are deeply rooted in the earth while the branches reach far into the universe. The Trees of Joop seem to make a connection between the earthly and the magic. In these paintings people are drawn to...