Heleen J. Posthumus

It’s all about discovery…..and it sometimes also means breaking new ground.


I mainly paint abstractly, layer upon layer and like to experiment with materials and tools. Using Chinese paper, sand, ash, pigment or rust is part of the creative process and tools include many types and sizes of brushes, palette knife, grout spatula, bank card, twigs and more. A fascinating process that has many phases. It is up to the viewers to give their own interpretation using their imagination.
I recently started painting portraits in oil from a model or photo. It forces me to adopt a completely different way of working, looking, painting and brushwork. A new challenge in addition to abstract painting.