Work

Heleen’s work shows a continuous search for essence, which becomes visible through transparency, light and purity. They are inner images, shaped in landscapes, among other things. View Heleen’s monoprints, watercolors and paintings with oil and
India ink.

Oil paintings

Being so intensely engaged that you no longer hear what’s going on around you, or the music stops. I also call it taking an inner journey. To render that on a canvas is a joy. Heleen’s work shows a continuous search for essence, which becomes visible through transparency, light and purity. They are inner images, shaped in such things as
landscapes. Click on a period on the right to see my oil paintings
view.

Monoprints

Making a monoprint is as the word says: a one-time print of what you have painted on a glass plate with special paint, and then printed on paper. You can create special images by working with very wet paper, for example, or using a mixed technique. An example of such a mixed technique is working with watercolor pencil on a wet surface.

Watercolors

A watercolor is a painting on special paper, which is worked on with paint and water.
I love to portray, in a fleeting way, something about what captivates or moves you at a particular moment.
The watercolor can be created in many ways. Often while traveling I can store an image in my mind, then after a while shape it

India ink

With ink, I work on watercolor paper that has been stretched, and possibly moistened.
As a result, I work in a free manner, with the drawings emerging almost spontaneously.