Hilma Koelman


Hilma was born and raised in the Netherlands. During her stay in the Caribbean, she started to paint, impressed by the deep turquoise sea, the old characteristic buildings and the cheerful Caribbean lifestyle. Painting and working with driftwood became her passion and marked her start as an artist.

In the past 16 years Hilma followed multiple art classes and workshops offered by established and successful artists. Since living in the US, she studied with Sally Cooper, Rebecca Crowell and Sherry O’Neill. She has learned to work with very different techniques, styles and materials.

While Hilma’s work is generally non-subjective it sometimes also depicts hints of a seascape or flowers in abstract form, leaving room for the imagination to tell its own story.
Over the years she developed her own “unique voice” coming deep from inside. Sometimes it’s full of vibrating energy and sometimes there is a sense of mystery and serene stillness what makes you wonder what’s going on in the mind of this artist.
You can always feel her passion and she takes you with her energy, into her own created world.

Hilma currently spends her time between South Florida and Curacao in the Caribbean.