Rich living with art and nature

In Speuld, near Garderen The Netherlands, lies an idyllic sanctuary for contemporary art between the moors. Artist couple Brigitte Boss and Arnix Wilnoudt (pseudonym Arnoudt Geerars) have their house, studios and surrounding estate transformed into a place where art and nature can be enjoyed to the fullest. An eclectic harmony of special objects and lives. There you will find works of art by leading contemporary artists, surrounded by orchards, fields and a lush flower garden. Subtle interventions and monumental installations follow the rhythm of the landscape. Badgers forage among the sculptures. A unique gallery where you can enjoy generous wealth of imagination, by appointment.

Choice artists.

The choice of artists and works is completely idiosyncratic. Well-known and less well-known makers are given the opportunity to react on the spot. National and international talents find a home here for their work. Abstract, figurative and conceptual art all get their space. The only overarching theme is the indomitable zest for life of the founders. Arnoudt scouts at international art fairs, in studios, galleries and on the internet for art that expresses this zest for life. The works presented can be humorous or deadly serious, graceful or grim, socially critical or escapist. In the end they all connect to the elusive but tangible ideal of the place.

The indoor and outdoor presentations follow the seasons and the moods of Arnoudt and Brigitte. Some sculptures are there for months, others are sold within a week. The works are in constant dialogue with the environment and with each other. This calls as much for love as for battle. For example, at TAK Art Space there is room for life in all of her facets: growth and decay, bloom and decay, rest and commotion. No sterile sequence here of statues on pedestals, but rather an overwhelming total experience of quality art and design in an inspiring environment.

Private viewing

Arnoudt likes to take the time to share his experiences with you. He guides visitors through the works with stories and anecdotes and also gives the opportunity to wander and enjoy views and cloudy skies. Reflection and amazement follow each other and stimulate free thinking and dreaming.

It is obvious that here we think in possibilities, not in limitations. Arnoudt and Brigitte are very attached to the place and the works on display. They like to pass on this happy coexistence with art and nature to the visiting audience. Moreover, Arnoudt is also happy to help you find the specific job that could enrich your life. A work that touches the mind and heart, what the will be the fulfillment of an as yet unknown desire.

Equestrian opulence: the Brigitte Boss Museum

An important part of the “TAK experience” is a visit to Brigitte Boss’ museum of bronze horse sculptures. She has amassed international fame with lifelike, full-size portraits of horses of all kinds. She works after nature and with great empathy for her subject. For example, her interpretation of the legendary dressage horse Totilas adorns the reception hall of the KWPN National Equestrian Center (KNHS), a life-size stallion and a mare and foal in front of the Head Office of the Dansk Varmblod at the National Equestrian Center Vilhelmsborg of Denmark and her images can be found in private collections around the world.

In Speuld one will find a selection of her work. From true-size horses wandering through the tall grass, to smaller sculptures for the home. From adult Olympic stallions to foals still standing uncomfortably on their legs.

Horse and sculpture

In all her work, she tries to get as close as possible to the creature she sees. A proud, endearing and majestic moving animal that has had a special bond with humans for centuries. This naturalistic approach forms a nice contrast to the contemporary artworks with which her sculptures share TAK art space. They form the bridge between living nature and the more abstract imagery of the other artists. This keeps the whole in a special harmony with each other.

Worth a visit.

You don’t visit TAK Art Space with a museum card or wallet in hand. Arnoudt and Brigitte are idealists who like to share the beauty with which they are surrounded each day. They have an eye for detail and desire for the grand gesture. Everything has been thought about, both inside and outside. Nature and art are given freedom but are not optional. Expect a generous reception and a tantalizing experience for all your senses.

Dutch Garden Foundation

Selected by the Dutch Garden Foundation The Dutch Garden Foundation strives to preserve gardens and parks that are important in terms of design, planting, cultural-historical character and location.

Garden where weeds, moss and grass have been “painted” since 2020. Some flower borders and meander of wildflowers. “Blackberry courtyard” with shade plants and shrubs. Modern icehouse and monumental trees.
“That must dare garden” is a garden that will inspire you because they do things differently. Here they paint with grasses, weeds, mosses and perennials. Natural-looking surprising landscape garden. For garden lovers who want to see and experience something innovative and different.

Birds 91 species sightings in and above our Art Space:

Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, Blackbird, Sparrow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Jay, Magpie, Bullfinch, Hawfinch, Wagtail White (Field Male), Wagtail Yellow, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, European Robin, Bastard Nightingale (Hedge Sparrow), Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Starling, Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Wood Pigeon, Stock Pigeon, Mallard, Egyptian Goose, Barnacle Goose, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Redwing, Goldfinch, Collared Redstart, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Little Owl, Long-eared Owl, Warbler tawny owl, Barn Owl, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Western House-Martin, Night Swallow, Greenfinch, Raven, Carrion Crow, Buzzard, Hawk, Sparowhawk, Black Kite, Heron, Wren, Wren, Fieldfare, Yellowhammer, Blackhead, Tree Sparrow, Keep, Lapwing, Mandarin Duck, Linnet, Stork, Kestrel , Meadow Pipit, Black Stork, Boomfalcon, Kingfisher, Budgerigar, Shinskop, Black Tit, Cormorant, Goldcrest, Woodcock, Woodlark, Mute Swan, Pheasant, Greylag Flycatcher, Common Firecrest, Eurasian Oystercatcher, European Hony Buzzerd, Collared Parakeet, Golden Eagle, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Black Redstart and of course our Ajam Cemani Chickens and Laughing pigeons.