Hans van Weerd – Art on Your Wall

A sketch, a drawing or a painting is a summary of something much bigger…

A Melbourne-based contemporary visual artist, I sketch, draw and paint. And, I specialise in portraits, in all media, from charcoal sketches on paper to detailed oil paintings on canvas, capturing not only a true likeness but also the sitter’s emotion and mood. As a result, I make portraits as timeless works of art,  in any technique and with any medium. 

Art By Hans- portrait of a man contemplating life


I am a signatory member of the Victorian Artists’ Society and a member of the Hawthorn Artist Society and the Hobsons Bay Artist Society, all in Melbourne.


2022 (May) The Other Art Fair Melbourne (VIC)

2022 (March) The First Art Fair Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2022 (February) Edge Galleries (Maldon, VIC). Finalist for the Maldon Portrait Prize.

2021 (December) The Other Art Fair Sydney (NSW)

2021 (August) Solo-exhibition ‘Capturing Moments – People and Places’ at the Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery in Melbourne’s CBD in August 2021. Click Here to see the instal and the opening.

2021 (April) Solo-exhibition ‘Persona’ at the Victorian Artists’ Society in East Melbourne.

2022 – 2014 Victorian Artists Society (East Melbourne, VIC).

2021 Lethbridge Gallery (Paddington, QLD): Online finalist (with 2 works) for the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award.

2021 Southern Buoy Studio (Mornington, VIC): Finalist for the SBS Portrait prize.

2021 Barn Gallery, Montsalvat (Eltham, VIC): Finalist for the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art.

2021 Blacksheep Artist Gallery (Middle Park, VIC). Wearable Art Exhibition.

2019 Boxhill Townhall (Boxhill, VIC).

2019 Longspace Gallery (Newport, VIC).

2019 Fortyfive Downstairs (Melbourne, VIC).

2019 Manning Art Gallery (Taree, NSW): Finalist for the Naked&Nude Art Prize.

2019 Peninsula Art Society (Mornington,  VIC).

2018 Hawthorn Town Hall (Hawthorn, VIC).

2017 St John’s Southgate (Melbourne, VIC).

2017 Oak Hill Gallery (Mornington, VIC).


















Art Workshops and Classes at the Victorian Artists Society (East Melbourne, VIC), the Hobsons Bay Arts Society (Altona, VIC), the Sherbrooke Artist Society (Belgrave, VIC), the Brighton Art Society (Brighton, VIC) and private groups in the Melbourne area.