This painting was made with oil paint and cold wax on a cradled wood panel. My endless love for the sea has been my inspiration. The main colors are several shades of blue and white, but there are many more colors to discover like orange-red and Indian red. The sides are painted white and the work comes ready to hang.

- Hilma Koelman

Blue Mysteries

Oil painting on wood

Signed on back

20" h x 20" w x 2" d
2 lbs. 4 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.