Hans Berkhout (1963) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. For him, painting is a craft, an interplay between paint, medium, canvas and brushes. A technique that you have to learn by doing often, looking carefully, and learning from your "mistakes". Since 1999, Hans has painted with the Monday Painters based on observations, on location. Usually outside. Six years of study, looking for a true-to-life representation of reality. Gradually, Hans has increasingly made reality his own personal reality. “My own perception of reality, that's what it's about now. Recognizable, for the attentive viewer ” Berkhout has a very direct way of painting. Without sketch, directly on the canvas, in very transparent colors. His way of working and his view of things also provides the visitor with a surprising, sometimes dreamy view of reality.