Rien van Uitert (1952, Amersfoort) followed an education as architect. After designing several projects he became increasingly impressed with realistic painting. He took several painting classes, amongst others with the Graphic Centre in Groningen. Here he received lessons by Chris Herenius and Herman van Hoogdalem. Van Uitertpaints in a sharp, realistic style. His works carry a mysterious atmosphere, their character is simultaneously dreamlike and quiet, like they depict a time and place a long way from here. He combines objects and landscapes which are close to him. In this manner he creates his own, favourable reality. Recurrent themes in his work are doors, gates, sculptures and farming equipment. Over the past few years the dog also increasingly appears in his paintings. Van Uitert showed his work amongst others in Museum Mohlmann, GalerieWiek XX andKunstzaal van Heijningen. Since 2010 Van Uitert is represented by Morren Galleries, making his debut with the group exhibition Landscapes.