Femke Hiemstra

Zaandam, 1974

Born and raised in Zaanstad, the Netherlands, in a nature-loving family, Femke Hiemstra (1974) wanted to be a vet, then a forest ranger. And then ‘something’ with horses.

She ended up choosing the creative route, following her inner artist to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator. Her distinctive style quickly attracted attention and she found success as a fine artist, garnering an impressive collector and fan base.

Her dreamlike and witty paintings and drawings traditionally feature anthropomorphic flora and fauna in darkly fantastical narratives. She works in acrylics and graphite pencil on various (found) canvases, and her work is shown in galleries across Europe, the US, Japan and Australia. She now calls Amsterdam home.

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Jaski Gallery is situated in the heart of Amsterdam’s Art & Antiques district, where we’ve been since 1988. We specialise in work from the CoBrA movement and contemporary art. The gallery regularly stages exhibitions and takes part in major art fairs such as TEFAF in Maastricht and PAN Amsterdam.


Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 29
1017 DB Amsterdam
Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 – 18:00
+31 20 6203939