Anneke Boot lives in the old centre of Leiden in the Netherlands. There, during her
student time, she illustrated student magazines, which began her career
as an artist.
Later on she turned to painting gouaches and further developed
her style. At the present time she paints almost exclusively in
She found her inspiration initially in France: on river banks, in wine
making regions, at the coast, in the countryside and occasionally in or
close to towns.
In recent years she also travelled through the Italian Tuscany
and painted often in the surroundings of Florence.
Anneke Boot is a great admirer of Monet and Sisley and the Dutch painters Vermeer, Van Gogh,
She is also held in high repute as a portrait painter. Well known personalities in Dutch politics
and the business community have commissioned portraits to be painted by
her, such as the Queen’s Commissioner Hans Wiegel, Minister Koos
Andriessen, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heijn and Art dealer Ivo Bouwman.
There is also great enthusiasm of her work outside the Netherlands. She has held expositions
in places like Paris, London, Monaco and Atlanta. Some of her paintings
can be found in cities such as Toronto, Philadelphia, New York, Monte
Carlo and Paris.