November 2012, and something that has over time now become our regular trip to Southern France. Still a nice temperature at that time of the year, the flowers were still in full bloom and with a lot of festivities going on, Niek was really in the mood for it. This trip included a visit to Saint Paul-de-Vence, just above Nice, which is a picturesque artists village known to many connoisseurs of fine art. The many good impressions gained will undoubtedly result once again in a number of fine works. We are now already in 2013, spring is on its way, and the bulb fields will soon be in full bloom. Time for Niek to seek out some interesting places, and again begin painting in this area. Bekking & Blitz Gallery Cards has included Niek in their assortment of Art Cards. A number of paintings of beach scenes, urban scenes and landscapes are soon to be represented in a large number of museums in the Netherlands. An interesting development in Niek’s work.