Portrait Paintings by Dutch artist Hesther van Doornum. Hesther graduated from Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (University of Arts), and Artemis Styling Academy in Amsterdam, NL.
Over years Hesther developed from figurative to a more abstract approach to my subjects. People, particularly women and their portraits, are central in her paintings. Their open stance exudes their vulnerability as well as their strength.
“It is particularly the search prior to making the work that is so fascinating. I hear, think, feel, dream and see. Those experiences stay with me during the creative process and that to me remains challenging, inspiring and enriching.”