Thomas Heesakkers has been a regular contributor to Beckstones Art Gallery for some twenty years. Thomas Heesakkers was born on September 12th 1946 in the Den Bosch area of the Netherlands where he still lives and works. Life in the Netherlands immediately after World War II was difficult, but Thomas Heesakkers was determined to be an artist and persevered until he was accepted by the Dutch Youth Academy to study painting. He spent four years there and developed into a fine painter of still-life. Thomas Heesakkers paints in oil and prefers larger scale paintings. As well as his still-life, he occasionally paints landscapes in a romantic style. His work follows closely the traditional Dutch school of painting and has great depth and intensity and a richness of colour. Thomas Heesakkers paintings are in great demand and in collections in many parts of the world. He has exhibited in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Venio and in England.
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
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