Elma works as a teacher in primary school and began painting at an older age. A meeting with an artist in 2006, was the reason for her to start. As an autodidact she developed an own painting style with acrylics paint, which is recognizable by the light touch, the movement in the brushwork and rich colours. She uses human figures as a metaphor for the inner self. The emotions are mostly about different perceptions of freedom and it is an expression to say the unsayable.

Light Unites interface

The figurative images of Elma mean illumination in the spiritual sense. They are metaphors for the interior, placed in an imaginary world.

Totally freedom and inner peace, is often hampered by fears caused by greed, aversion and denial. These emotions are reflected in the paintings.

The spectator, who will be open to the spiritual experience, can become aware by the work to his place in a bigger picture.

Higher Level, 2014 (4)*

04 elma van t hof higher level h200

Rise above temptation and desire.

  • Size : 90 x 60 cm
  • Materials : Acrylics on canvas
  • Price : € 600,- ex 6% vat

Reflection, 2014 (5)*

05 elma van t hof reflection h200

In a state of peace and purity come to reflect and relax.

  • Size: 100 x 80 cm
  • Materials: Acrylics on canvas
  • Price: € 690,- ex 6% vat

Discharge, 2014 (6)*

06 elma van t hof discharge h200

The release of energy by allowing negative energy creates space and it's liberating.

  • Size: 100 x 80 cm
  • Materials: Acrylics on canvas
  • Price: € 690,- ex 6% vat

Above, 2014 (7)*

07 elma van t hof above h200

Surrender and be guided by the light.

  • Size: 80 x 50 cm
  • Materials: Acrylics on canvas
  • Price: € 540,- ex 6% vat