Hilma Bovenkerk

portraits & paintings

Precious Moments

The pressure is on. Time is flying and the people are hasty. Still, I can't stop trying to catch the moment. Nothing intrigues me more than peoples facial expressions. Reactions, contemplative or impulsive, moments of joy.. they usually slip through our fingers.

We might take a quick photo. But as a painter, we can capture more then a moment. It can be a typical behaviour, a reflection, or the face of that child refugee, unable to even cry anymore. 

My aim is to capture the moment that captures the soul.