Femke Hiemstra

Born in Zaanstad, a commuter town close to Amsterdam, Femke Hiemstra grew up living nearby fields where she would roam the dredged ditches in search of stone pipe heads or animal skeletons, building tree houses and studying her father’s comics collection from the 60’s. A few years ago she gave up being a full time illustrator to become a full time artist. At her home studio in Amsterdam she creates mixed media paintings and black and white graphite drawings. Preferring vintage objects such as boxes and wrappers as her canvas, she creates imaginary products with magical properties, surrealistic works that invite the viewer to enter the world that lies inside.