today i wanted to share the work of one of my favorite contemporary artists, femke hiemstra. femke was born in the netherlands in 1974 and currently lives in amsterdam where she scours thrift shops for found objects to create her paintings on. my husband and i were lucky enough to purchase one of her prints a few years back at the roq la rue gallery in seattle. we have been obsessed with her art ever since.
i told my husband what i love most about her work is her ability to fit so much into each piece without it feeling crowded as she mixes imagery with type, as well as her ability to create such a wonderful, dreamy mood in the background landscapes with her use of colors.
'the candy maker'
'death of a ghost'