Femke Hiemstra is a Dutch painter based in Zutphen, Netherlands. Born in Zaanstand, her childhood was filled with explorations of nearby fields, building tree houses and rafts, reading comics and picture books, and drawing horses and birds of prey. Femke went on to study at the School of Graphic Arts in Amsterdam, and then the School of Arts in Utrecht. Upon graduating, she pursued a career as a freelance illustrator for several years. Around 2006, she began focusing on making personal work – elaborate paintings filled with her unique characters. Her works were so well received that she turned to fine art full time, and has since exhibited in galleries worldwide.