In this abstract piece, I blended oil with cold wax to create a semi-matte impasto in shades of orange, pink and beige. There are more colors in to discover. The blending of hues and the building of layers results in a soothing yet storied composition that's open to interpretation.

- Hilma Koelman


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

23.6" h x 19.9" w x 1.4" d
3 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.