A painting by Jacqueline de Vries of her ex-husband, crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, will soon be on display at Beeld & Geluid in Hilversum. The curtain has been set tonight RTL Boulevard It was unveiled and includes newspaper clippings and “sweet letters” the family received after de Vries’ murder.
“Today my mother unveiled this painting of my father” wrote Royce de Vries’ son with the picture of the painting where he stands with his mother Jacqueline and sister Kelly. My parents have been married for over 35 years and have been supporting each other until the last minute. So not only did she paint from the heart and soul, but she also portrayed my father in a beautiful way as we know him.”
This artwork, which includes newspaper clippings from various news moments from and about the life of Peter R. de Vries, was specially created by Jacqueline for her children. According to Royce, he will soon be loaned to the Netherlands Institute of Image and Sound “where he will have a nice place,” according to the lawyer. He says he is “so proud”.
Son Royce also describes how the “many letters and pleasant reactions” his family received from concerned citizens were incorporated into the painting. It concerns statements of support that have been deposited at the Sea of Flowers at Lange Leidsedwarsstraat and at Carré.
Jacqueline de Vries herself writes on her LinkedIn page that she has been working on the board for the past six months. “Peter has been my husband of 35 years and the father of our wonderful children. It has become an honor that I have lovingly placed in him in the midst of his greatest legacy. “
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