Hilda Gerharda van der Veen Born in The Netherlands in 1957, she has been drawing since a young age on any material she could get her hands on. Later in life she finished her education as an autonomous visual artist at the Academy of Arts in Friesland. She works in her studio in Leeuwarden. Her style can be characterized as energetic, if need be she uses different materials and disciplines. She has exhibited her work in various locations in The Netherlands, as well as in Berlin and Hamburg.
‘My paintings are about the beauty and the emptiness. About the beauty of life and the emptiness within human kind. Always with the deep-seated knowledge that everything is fleeting. The pure colors of the soul are divers, just like humans themselves. My work is full of movement and not always easily pinned down or defined. It’s fragmented and full of surprises, both hypnotic and penetrating. The viewer is left with a feeling of mysterious and intangible nature.’