Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Art Gallery: The work of Harmen Hielkema

Portraits, drawings and painting. A selection of the hundreds of portraits and other works made by me over the years. Many others are unrecorded and hang on the walls of homes of friends and family around the world.

To discuss commissioning me to create a unique original for you, please feel free to contact me: Harmen Hielkema. Ph.+66494057855

L Douglas Horman. Pencil on paper.
Yvonne Rust, coloured pencil on unglazed stoneware plate.

Eric and Helenie with Little Yossie. acrylic on canvas.
Doctor G.M. Smith of Rawene. Pencil on paper.

Eric Hiakita. Pencil on paper

Julie Holton: Pencil on paper. (3rd generation photograph, low quality)

Julie Holton. Pencil on paper. (3rd generation photograph, low quality)
Jeen Oostenrijk. Pencil on paper
Robert Downey: coloured pencil on paper
"Opa" Henk Oostenrijk: (3rd generation photograph, low quality)
Roelof Hielkema, Pencil on paper
Maori Woman 1876. After a painting by Gottfried Lindauer. Graphite on paper.

Lyn McGrath. coloured pencil on paper.

Elise McGrath: coloured pencil on paper. 2008
Kotuku (Maori for white heron): at Rawene.
aquarelle coloured pencil and airbrush on paper. 500mm x 650mm.
Original photo reference by Martin Sanders.
Catherine's horse. Acrylic on canvas 1200mm x 1200mm.
Taraka Mimiti. Acrylic on Canvas, 900mm x 510mm
"Beppe" Feikje Hielkema: Pencil on paper. (3rd generation photograph, low quality)

Sarah Kelly of Waima: Pencil on paper. 2008. 500 x 650 mm
Image based on an old 1919 postcard in the collection of the Kelly family. (2nd generation photograph, low quality)

Nigel Holton: Aquarelle coloured pencil on paper.

Totara Sunset. Oil on canvas, 850 x 550mm. Private collection of the Land Family

Woman with her horse: Aquarelle coloured pencil on paper.
Cleo: Aquarelle coloured pencil on paper.
Rebekka dancing: Aquarelle Coloured pencil on paper.

Aaria dancing: aquarelle coloured pencil on paper.
Emily: Aquarelle Coloured pencil on paper.
Abigail: Aquarelle Coloured pencil on paper.

Lola: Aquarelle coloured pencil on paper.
Pupuke Sunrise: Watercolour on paper.
Te Wa at Sunset, Coromadel: Watercolour
Takapu @ Ngataringa Bay: Watercolour.
Toroa off Milford: Aquarelle coloured pencil on paper.

My impression of Takapu. Water colour on paper illustration.

Micronesian outrigger canoe: Aquarelle coloured pencil on paper.
Takapu the Gannet: Aquarelle coloured pencil on paper.
One owner: Tempera water colour on paper.
Riverhead house @ Horeke, Hokianga: Water colour.

Tangaroa: Mural, acrylic over permafil on board, 1200 mm x 2400 mm

Ariki beating home past North Head, Auckland: Acrylic on canvas, 1989
Based on a black and white image by Henry Winkelman, circa 1907


  1. -gran trabajo
    -great work =D

  2. Just dropped by to say hello and thank you for noting my humble efforts to keep Holling Clancy Holling's work alive and in the public's eye. (Yes, I did get an e-mail from Joan Hoffman in Michigan, USA, mentioning your interest.)

    Love your art, but then, that's also what fascinated me with HCH, Robert Lawson, and N.C. Wyeth. Does that betry a personality overly concerned with detail? So be it.

    Best Regards,
    Walt Giersbach

  3. Hey Walt

    Thanks for your reply. and thanks for checking on my blog, I've published your comment.
    I will post my story of my Holling C Holling experiences on my art blog as well as my outrigger canoe blog.
    I'm very grateful to you for leaving us a trace of the work that Holling and Lucille left for us to find.
    As you will know by now HCH was a massive influence in my life.

    I'm in awe of the power of words and pictures!

    I've been living on the brink of poverty my whole life so I thought I might have a go at writing a series of children's story books.
    Arty farty, Musical, oy vey! Why didn't God give me the genes to be a doctor or a dentist?

    Ah well such is life.


    Harmen R Hielkema


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