Lunaria  and Vinca  
110 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas Lunaria and Vinca
110 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas

The tree, I’ve known for all my life
140 x 70 cm, acrylic canvas The tree, I’ve known for all my life
140 x 70 cm, acrylic canvas

The tree, I’ve known for all my life
140 x 70 cm, acrylic canvas The tree, I’ve known for all my life
140 x 70 cm, acrylic canvas

There, where nobody appaers
100 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas There, where nobody appaers
100 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Spring
100 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas Spring
100 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

G-heath
100 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas G-heath
100 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Autumn
80 x 60 cm, acrylic on canvas Autumn
80 x 60 cm, acrylic on canvas

There, where nobody appaers
110 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas There, where nobody appaers
110 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas

Rubarb
 70 x 80 cm, oil on canvas Rubarb
70 x 80 cm, oil on canvas

Rubarb
40 x 50 cm, oil on canvas Rubarb
40 x 50 cm, oil on canvas

The trees, I’ve known for all my life
140 x 70 cm, acrylic canvas The trees, I’ve known for all my life
140 x 70 cm, acrylic canvas

Pool / Mirroring 
80 x 60 cm, acrylic on canvas Pool / Mirroring
80 x 60 cm, acrylic on canvas

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Lunaria and Vinca
acrylic on canvas 110 x 100 cm

Dorian Hiethaar

Since 1988 Dorian Hiethaar has drawn and painted only the „favourite forest“ she knows since her childhood days. That forest does not only exist in her childhood memories but is also a real place. Years ago Hiethaar established her studio here and spends most of her time there. The studio is her base camp from which she begins her explorations of the forest. She walks the forest paths, looks at the pond, sows in her vegetable garden – living in the wood. And she paints. Her subjects range across the various sites in the forest: the pond, the vegetable patch, the wood, its paths, the scour and the observation tower. Two more motifs are recurring themes: snow and rhubarb. Hiethaar is particularly fascinated by the pieplant – going so far as to maintain a blog on the subject.

In her drawings and paintings the artist documents everything that does not move of its own accord. Everything that crawls, walks or flies she has recorded on video since 1995. In fine details and a rich colour spectrum Hiethaar affords us glimpses into her world without letting on its precise location. The favourite forest of her childhood days remains a secret place.
Flos Wildschut 2011