I draw inspiration from the ocean, where all elements of nature interact with each other. I used a range of mediums in this mixed media piece to build up energetic surfaces that are rich with texture and emotion. I love the effects of the materials I used--the little crackles and the cheesecloth shine through. The sides are painted in a neutral warm white. The painting is varnished and ready to hang.

- Hilma Koelman

Tales of the Sea

Plaster, cheesecloth, crackle paste, gels, sand on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

31.5" h x 31.5" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Hilma Koelman
Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles

Getting to Know Hilma

Hilma Koelman has traveled the world, but always found herself coming back to the ocean. Living in Curacao, a tropical island in the Caribbean, provides endless inspiration for her art, from the deep turquoise of the water to the colorful buildings of the island. She uses her abstract paintings to express her passion and energy. Hilma may go through states of happiness, struggling, or insecurity when she’s creating a work of art, but she always arrives at a feeling of satisfaction, at which point she knows the painting is finished.