Sunday, November 6, 2016


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Opening Night Don't Wake Daddy #10


I'll be attending the opening night of the 10th version of the 'Don't Wake Daddy' group exhibition. Drop by for a look and a chat!

Edit: I was there but sadly I could not attend due to a sudden stomach flu. I hope that those who went to the opening night had a nice evening. (Missed it too? Here's a quick view of the exhibition from the Hamburg Journal, starting at 11:05).

Saturday, December 5th, 20:00 hours
Feinkunst Krüger, Kohlhöfen 8, 20355 Hamburg, Germany. T: 0049-(0)40-3179215
(Image © Feinkunst Krüger)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SolidARTY Art Auction

SolidARTY is the name of an independent website, auctioning artwork donated by artists, studios and/or collectors, with all the money going to the Are You Syrious humanitarian initiative helping refugees. 

I have donated two prints to help them raise money. Help too and place a bid!

HERE you can find more information about the SolidArty project and the auction can be found HERE.

Update 22 January 2016; the prints have been auctioned! Many thanks for your help.

The prints 'Rise & Shine' and 'Once Upon a Time', will be available for auction.

Charismatic Megafauna & Don't Wake Daddy #10

Two group exhibitions opening this December;

December 3rd 2015 - January 30th 2016

Adam S Doyle, Brad Woodfin, Camille Rose Garcia, Chris Berens, Jacub Gagnon, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Jessica Joslin, Joey Bates, Josh Keyes and many others threw out their nets to capture alluring animal life on canvas. My painted panel 'Pit Stop', a diptych in antique, handmade frame, will have a spot on the wall of Seattle's finest, Roq la Rue Gallery. 

Contact and line-up information on the ROQ la RUE website.

Above: 'Pit Stop' details and frame for the 'Charismatic Megafauna' exhibition at  
Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle WA, USA.
© Femke Hiemstra 2015

DON'T WAKE DADDY #10 at Feinkunst Krüger
December 5th - December 23th 2015

Again my work will be part of the annual gathering of the Low Brow/Pop Surrealist art family at Feinkunst Krüger, in Hamburg, Germany. My painted panel 'Seaside sally', about a peculiar seaside trip, will be flanked by the artworks of Van Arno, Atak, Anthony Ausgang, Dan Barry, Jana Brike, Chris Buzelli, John Casey, Victor Castillo, Paul Chatem and many more.

Contact and line-up information on the FEINKUNST KRUEGER website.

Above: 'Seaside sally' details and frame for the 'Don't Wake Daddy' #10 exhibition at  
Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany.
© Femke Hiemstra 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bronco for BLAB!

'Bronco', approx. 26,5 cm (10.43") square, made for the upcoming BLAB! group exhibition at Copro Gallery, depicts a spotted rodent facing a feral flower. I've had much fun painting this piece. Go and have a look when you're around Bergamot Station (Santa Monica, CA) September 12th to see the actual depth of the original -which is always hard to capture on camera- and/or to feast your eyes on the work of the other participants. The show runs through October 3rd, 2015.
The acrylic on panel piece is framed in a bronze coloured, straight wooden frame with a soft 'gold leaf look' and has a dark brown wooden fillet.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BLAB! Exhibition

Above is the announcement of the opening of the BLAB! 10th anniversary group exhibition. My painting 'Bronco', on its way to LA right now, will be part of it. Closer to the date I'll share a preview of my acrylic on panel piece. Save the date!

The Tenth Annual BLAB Show,  Opening Reception Sept. 12, 2015, 8:00-11:30 pm
Copro Gallery @ Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Work on announcement by Jana Brike

Monday, August 10, 2015


Oh man, it has been a while since I last posted something on my blog! Time seems to be in warp drive sometimes. Here's an update;

To create room for new inspiration I will be working on group exhibitions and projects for a while. One of these projects is a new book. The working title is 'The Engine Room' and it will focus on my creative process and all that comes with it. This 'behind the scenes' publication looks into all the various aspects of my work like painting and drawing techniques, the idea process, presentation and more and will be accompanied by illustrations, photographs and the latest and some never before shown work.
The content for The Engine Room has been growing steadily but I'm not there yet. It will take me (more) time and effort before I can call it finished. In the meanwhile Ill keep you in the loop.

Next on my show schedule is the BLAB! group exhibition at Copro Gallery (LA, USA) this upcoming september. More details will be posted closer to the date and in my newsletter. Ill also be returning to Feinkunst Krüger (Hamburg, Germany) and Roq la Rue Gallery (Seatlle, WA, USA) later this year.

I've added two new fine art giclée prints to the Femtasia webshop; 'Rise & Shine' and 'Crafties'. A woozy sun or two crafty little foxes, delivering both instant coolness for your walls. In the second half of August I'll announce them officially in my newsletter but they are already available in web shop, from now.

Enjoy the summer!

Above: Example page of The Engine Room, chapter illustration.

 More example (image) pages of The Engine Room book. 
Top; wrapping framed work, centre; drawing material, bottom; flea market frames

New prints; 'Rise & Shine' and 'Crafties', signed and numbered, edition of 100. Available in the web shop.

Summer fruit surprise in my garden; watermelons. Once comatose sprouts, now growing fast (2 meters and counting) bearing these flower topped stripey marbles. Curious to see if they will develop into something edible.

My favorite old-timer kitty Noodles snoozing in the sun.