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Hilma Koelman

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20171128172211-dscn4934__tropical_flavors__mixed_media__31x31x1
Tropical Flavors, 2017 Mixed Media 31.5x31.5x1.5
20170903170616-endless_summer_series__2
Endless Summer Series #2, 2017 Acrylic 24x24x1.5 © yes
20170928172550-endless_summer_series__3__outside__16_meter__normal__picassa_autocontrast_-_copy
Endless Summer Series #3, 2017 Acrylic 24x24x1.5" © yes
20170721170631-endless_summer_series__1_24x24x1
Endless Summer Series #1, 2017 Acrylic 24x24x1.5"
20170601153555-morning_reflections
Morning Reflections, 2017 Acrylic 24x24x1.5" © yes
20170501203126-stairway_to_heaven__2016___12x12x1
Stairway to Heaven, 2016 Acrylic 12x12x1.5 © yes
20170223180534-you_are_loved_36x36x1
You are Loved, 2015 Acrylic 36x36x1.5 © yes
20161106135935-dscn2100a_sunset_dreams
Sunset Dreams, 2016 Acrylic 36x48x1.5 © yes
20160511000816-dscn2264c_moonlight_party
Moonlight Party, 2016 Acrylic 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20160327210931-dscn0948_cloudwalking_36x36__2016__acrylic
Cloudwalking, 2016 Acrylic 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20160327210944-dscn0964a_love_comes_again_36x36_inch__2016__acrylic
Love comes Around, 2016 Acrylic 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20150818014515-ancient_mysteries_40x30__acrylic__2015
Ancient Mysteries, 2015 Acrylic 30 X 40 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20160828161238-dscn5124_twilight_20x20_oild_and_cold_wax
Twilight, 2015 Oil And Cold Wax 20 X 20 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20160327210856-dscn1676c_elements_of_expression__30x40_inch__acrylic
Elements of Expression, 2016 Acrylic 40 X 30 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20160415165652-dscn1617a__fading_memories_36x48
Fading Memories, 2016 Acrylic 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20151016012746-discover
Discover, 2015 Acrylic 36"X48" © yes
20160217184553-dscn0854abc
Impression, 2016 Acrylic 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20160304154815-404600b895f154a059c7eea2bc494714
Musical Notes, 2016 Acrylic 30x40" © yes
20150228184911-dscn2652_unexpected_departure__24x30_inch
In the Deep of the Night, 2015 Acrylic 40 X 30 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20160327211014-dscn7473a_summerrain_36x36__onbewerkt
Summer Rain Acrylic 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20150228184929-dscn2656_untill_the_last_moment__30x40_inch
Untill the last Moment, 2015 Acrylic 30 X 24 X 1.5 Inches
20150228184718-where_are_we_going_frome_here
Where are we going from here, 2015 Acrylic 48 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20160217185632-lover_s_dream__30x24_oil_-_copy
Lover's Dream, 2015 Oil / Mixed Media 30x24x2" © yes
20150818015255-dscn4676_free_as_a_bird__36x36__acrylic__2015
Free as a Bird, 2015 Acrylic 36"X36" © yes
20160304155148-dscn0624a_enchantment_36x36_-_copy
Enchantment, 2016 Acrylic 36x36" © yes
20150228184838-dscn8924__one_of_those_days__30x40_inch__acrylic_and_mixed_media
One of those Days Mixed Media 48 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © yes
20150818015019-dscn4344_monday_blues__36x36__acrylic__2015
Monday Blues, 2015 Acrylic 36x36 © yes
20150228184749-passion_in_the_raw
Passion in the Raw, 2014 Acrylic 48x48 Inch © yes
20170107191910-dscn4676_summer_blues_36x48
Summer Blues, 2016 Acrylic 48x36x1.5 © yes
20160112204903-dscn3427_ab
Quick Facts
Lives in
South Florida
Tags
colorful, mixed-media, flowers, modern, figurative, exhibition/performance
Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

The start of a new painting is always a very exciting moment for me. The blank canvas is waiting for my ideas and decisions about where to start and what to paint. My influences and inspirations are found everywhere in the daily life around me, in large part from the beauty of nature and by an emotional connection to the sea.

I’m an abstract expressionist painter. I enjoy the freedom to express my feelings and emotions and working intuitively. Listening to music and making meditative strolls along the shore are ways to get in contact with my subconscious before I can let flow the energy.The whole process during the making of the painting is a very challenging one with all kind of emotions. I build up, destroy, erase and paint over until I’m satisfied and energetic surfaces appear that are rich with texture and emotion.

Acrylic is my main medium but I also love to work with oil and cold wax, a complete different technique and approach. I’m always learning and exploring new techniques that push me further with each new piece. As my life changes, so does my work.

 

BIO

Hilma was born and raised in the Netherlands. During her stay in the Caribbean she started to paint, impressed by the deep turquoise sea, the old buildings and the cheerful Caribbean lifestyle. Painting and working with driftwood became her passion and marked her start as an artist.

Hilma is primarily a self-taught artist. In the past 16 years she followed multiple art classes and workshops offered by established and successful artists. Since living in the US, she studied with Sherry O’Neill, Rebecca Crowell and Sally Cooper. She has learned to work with very different techniques, styles and materials.

While Hilma’s work is generally non-subjective it sometimes also depicts hints of a seascape or flowers in abstract form, leaving room for the imagination to tell its own story. Over the years she developed her own “unique voice” coming deep from inside. Sometimes it’s full of vibrating energy and sometimes there is a sense of mystery and serene stillness what makes you wonder what’s going on in the mind of this artist. You can always feel her passion and she takes you with her energy, into her own created world.

Hilma currently divides her time between South Florida and Curacao in the Caribbean, with her husband.

 

 

 

 

 

9th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Entry

20171128172211-dscn4934__tropical_flavors__mixed_media__31x31x1

Hilma Koelman Tropical Flavors