The Fiore de Koning painting was very different even to those I saw of hers last year, I was not as crazy for this painting as I am normally of her work.
Alex Jacobs's painting had an air of Peter Doig.
Winner: Helen Verhoeven
Fiore de Koning
Left: slightly Ophuis like
Winner: Sebastiaan Verhees
Winner: Alex Jacobs
Royal Awards From Gem: "Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has presented the 2008 Royal Awards for Painting at GEM Museum of Contemporary Art to Alex Jacobs (Amsterdam), Sebastiaan Verhees (Berlijn), Helen Verhoeven (Den Haag)and Bas de Wit (Maastricht).The members of this year’s jury were: Stijn Huijts, Carla Klein, Ronald Ophuis, Marien Schouten, Gé-Karel van der Sterren, Wilma Sütö (chairman) and Barbara Visser. The exhibition at the GEM will be open to the public from 11 October to 7 December 2008."