On Saturday, 12 May, Galerie 91 in The Hague sees the opening of a new art exhibition by Paul M Ellis, Head Teacher of The British School in The Netherlands.
"Painting is my passion,", says Ellis who, having worked as a Head Teacher at the prestigious school for 10 years, has decided to take the plunge and quit his job.
"It’s a big decision but as I have always said to the children, ‘follow your dream and be passionate about your work’, I’ve decided to take a dose of my own medicine."
The exhibition consists of portraits and landscapes in a magic realist style greatly influenced by Dutch painters, Carel Willink, Pyke Koch and Kik Zeiler.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Mr Norman Thomas, film maker and director of TV Choice Ltd., UK, with the pianist, Mohammed Rashman Borhan providing a musical entertainment.
"It means a big change in my life, but I’ve no intention of cutting off an ear like van Gogh. I’m not that crazy," jokes Ellis.
The exhibition is open Thursdays to Sundays, 12.00 - 17.00, from 12 May until 28 May at Galerie 91, Anna Paulownastraat 91, Den Haag.