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. Hanny 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


2020 Training Visual Thinking Strategies
2019 Training Art Based Learning
2017 - 2019 Amsterdam Centre for Photography, intervision group
2008 Masterclass Photographic Art
2006 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

Consultancy & board positions

2019 - now Art Based Learning and Visual Thinking Strategy Consultant
2018 - now Chair Theater Company ‘Rood Mos’
2018 Interior design - National Monument Flowermill de Kroon, Arnhem
2017 Interior design - office engineers MOCS Delft
2017 Initiator/manager art fair Art@deTransformatie
2012 - 2015 Art consultant Project ‘Kiosk Steile Tuin’, ArtEZ/City Counsel Arnhem
2010 - 2018 Organisation Art Festivals a.o. Kunst in de Kamer, Modebiennale Anhem
2010 - now Art and interior consultant for individuals and companies
2009 - now Committee - Ruimtelijke Kwaliteit, Gelders Genootschap Arnhem
2008 Photographic art for entire building Braamberg GGZ Arnhem
2000 - 2015 Chair Theater Company ‘ Muziektheater de Plaats’, Arnhem
1999 - now Consultant Schouw group Cityparks Arnhem
1999 - 2009 Committee - Welstand Arnhem
1999 President International Congress Sonsbeek 100 year - Citypark Arnhem
1997 - now Consultant Landscape planning HH - Advies Landschap
1991 - 1997 Wageningen University professor Landscape Planning
1985 - 1990 Consultant Landscape Planning DHV, Indonesia
1982 - 1984 Consultant Remote Sensing Techniques, Kenya
1980 - 1982 Consultant Landscape Planning, Egypt


solo - exposition 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' - Zutphen 

Groupshow Photography | FAVORITES, Visserhallen - IJmuiden                                                            


Art Fair Art@detransformatie - Arnhem

solo - de Boderuimte - de Transformatie - Arnhem

2021 Commissioned portraits Family Lassche
2020 Art Fair - Arnhem
2019 groupshow Kunstkamer -  Franeker

Photographics for Monument Windmill Klarendal

solo + lecture: NEW WORK - Stadsociëteit - Arnhem

Huntenkunst Art Fair - Ulft

2017 duo + lecture: A NEW REALITY # 1 Galerie Niek Waterbolk - Utrecht

Kunstmuseum den Haag

Art Fair Art@deTransformatie - Arnhem

duo  + lecture: INTERVISION - Kerkje van Persingen

Pullitzer Art Gallery - Amsterdam

solo - Gelderse Vallei ZH - Ede

duo - Studio JoostH Red Dot Expo - Amsterdam

Art Fair - Arnhem


Architects StudiOOs - Rotterdam

duo EXPOSITION 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 + lecture Gallery Halte de Engel - Rheden

solo - Memories of Asia, public space installation - Arnhem

2011 - 2019

Photographic design for companies EERA  + GZ


Gelders Beeldend Kunstenaars GBK Showroom - Arnhem

presentation Kunstnacht ArtEZ - Arnhem


duo - portraits KIND + HOND commisioned by Muziektheater de Plaats - Arnhem


solo + lecture: LOST IN TIME Gallery Halte de Engel - Rheden

ANDER WERK - University and Reasearch Center Wageningen

design photo cards Art Collection Ziekenhuis Rijnstate - Arnhem

2008 commisioned photography, installations and publication, de Braamberg, GGZ -  Arnhem
2007 Sonsbeek, public space installation - Arnhem