The spirit of a place or a moment is the start of Hanny Heetmans’ art projects. She takes photographs intuitively and explores the pure essence of it. She creates alternative realities by adding new dimensions through visual effects and drawings. Her great analytical and photographic skills and empathy prompt these photo images.

Explore and discover the world beyond its boundaries, wether it be physical or mental. Art opens your eyes and heart”

Hanny finds inspiration from her multicultural life experiences (from Rotterdam and Wageningen to Kenia and Indonesia). She is inspired by both city and landscape environments. And creates unique and fascinating works characterised by a meaningful and serene atmosphere with a refined quality. Her work is regarded as of a ‘mysterious beauty’.
Hanny loves to communicate about art and share her knowledge and understanding. She assists people with exploring and discovering the great value of art in workshops and personal consults.



Hanny Heetman 1954, Rotterdam



Japanese Art and Cultural History 
2019 Training Art-Based-Learning and Visual-Thinking-Strategies
2017 - 2019 Masterclass Amsterdam Centre for Photography 

Fotovakschool Apeldoorn, photography and digital image editing

2004 - now

Training applied Visual Art Techniques

1980 M.Sc. Landscape Planning (cum laude), Wageningen University

Studytrips and residencies:

Japan, Oman, Berlin, Paris, New York, Indonesia, Kenya, Egypt







Exhibition + lecture | New reality # 3, de Bakermat, Arnhem

Solo exhibition New Reality # 2, Huis Kernhem - Ede

Publication art cahiers 01 | dreamscapes and 02 | beyond the image

Workshop Art Based Learning conducted in EICAS Museum - Deventer

Lecture for 100th - anniversary Fotografencollectief 'de Zutphense'  

Group exhibition Photography | FAVORITES, Visserhallen - IJmuiden                 


Fair Art@deTransformatie - Arnhem

Solo exhibition - de Boderuimte - de Transformatie - Arnhem


Commissioned graphic design and family portraits

Production art books new reality 01 + 02

2020 Art Fair - Arnhem
2019 Groupshow Kunstkamer -  Franeker

Photographics for Monument Windmill Klarendal

Solo exhibition + lecture: NEW WORK - Stadsociëteit - Arnhem

Huntenkunst Art Fair - Ulft

  Duo exhibition + lecture: A NEW REALITY # 1 Galerie Niek Waterbolk - Utrecht

Kunstmuseum den Haag

Fair Art@deTransformatie - Arnhem

Duo exhibition + lecture: INTERVISION - Kerkje van Persingen

Pullitzer Art Gallery - Amsterdam

Solo exhibition - Gelderse Vallei ZH - Ede

Duo exhibition - Studio JoostH Red Dot Expo - Amsterdam

Art Fair - Arnhem


Architects StudiOOs - Rotterdam

Duo exhibition Dudok - Arnhem

2013 Groupshow ARTGROUP 8 - Ede

Designproject Kiosk Steile Tuin Sonsbeek Park Arnhem

25 photo-portrets HOND, Theater De Plaats - Arnhem

Opening speech Exhibition MEESTERWERK KWA - Arnhem

Solo exhibition + lecture Gallery Halte de Engel - Rheden

Solo exihinbition - Memories of Asia, public space installation - Arnhem

2011 - 2019

Photographic design for companies EERA  + GZ


Gelderse Beeldend Kunstenaars GBK Showroom - Arnhem

Presentation Kunstnacht ArtEZ - Arnhem


Duo exhibition - portraits KIND + HOND commisioned by theater de Plaats - Arnhem


Solo exhibition + lecture: LOST IN TIME Gallery de Engel - Rheden

ANDER WERK - University and Reasearch Center Wageningen

Design photographics Art Collection Ziekenhuis Rijnstate - Arnhem

2008 Commisioned photography, installations and publication, de Braamberg, GGZ -  Arnhem

Sonsbeek, public space installation - Arnhem


Consultancy and board positions

2019 - now 

Consultant Art Based Learning and VTS 

2018 - now 

Chair Theater Company ‘Rood Mos’

2018 Interior design - National Monument Flowermill de Kroon, Arnhem

Interior design - office MOCS Delft

President Fair Art@deTransformatie


Art consultant Project ‘Kiosk Steile Tuin’, ArtEZ/City Counsel Arnhem

2012 - 2015 Organisation Art Festivals a.o. Kunst in de Kamer, Modebiennale Anhem
2010 - 2018  Art and interior consultant for individuals and companies
2010 - now     Committee - Ruimtelijke Kwaliteit, Gelders Genootschap
2009 - 2018 Chair Theater Company ‘de Plaats' Arnhem 
2000 - now Schouwgroep Cityparks Arnhem
1999 - 2010 Committee - Welstand Arnhem
1999 - 2009 President International Congress Sonsbeekpark 100 year
1999 - now Consultant Landscape planning HH - Advies Landschap
1997 - 2007 Wageningen University professor Landscape Planning
1991 - 1997 Consultant Landscape Planning DHV, Indonesia
1982 - 1984 Consultant Remote Sensing Techniques, Kenya
1980 - 1982 Consultant Landscape Planning, Egypt