Femke Hiemstra


Femke Hiemstra uses thin layers of acrylics and water to create her surrealist paintings, sometimes adding colored pencil at the very end. Each painted stories takes creatures from the animal kingdom and places the in unexpectedly human situations.

I can get inspired by anything from music lyrics, a news item or someone’s weird nickname. I also get inspiration from animal behavior, nature, old packages with hand drawn typography, tattoo’s, old encyclopedias, firework wrappers, vintage toys, comics, Japanese woodblock prints, old Little Golden Books, (tin toy) collectables and the art of Max Ernst, Hieronymus Bosch and the engravings of J.G. Posada.

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1 Comment
  • Leigh Hannan

    October 27, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply

    these are super fantastic! also love that many aren’t a traditional shape 🙂

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