Paintings in oil
Portraits + Landscape
Switzerland, Italy, Spain,
France and The Netherlands
Born in Amsterdam, 1936. Scholarship at the Royal Academy in 1956-58 and drawing after life model. 2 years later she meets Nils Tellander and gets married in september 1958. He helps her to exhibit in Lausanne.
American Highschool Villa Schifanoia, Florence: 2 full seasons 1968, specializing in etching and a year of lithography as there is a press and a helper to carry the stones after cleaning them for other students. Master of Arts diploma: encouraged she buys an etching press Bendini in september 1971. She continues painting but starts a Studio for etching and photo-etching (hélios): a professional printmaker for 15 years. 2012 Hubertine Heijermans shows her artworks during the entire year in Musée Historique du Chablais, Wallis.
Luis Camnitzer of Pratt's Institute New-York comes to Valdottavo teaching multi-plate color-etching. He focusses on photo-etching on light sensitive plates. Students apply soft- or hardground, 'liftground' and make multi-plate etchings. With Camnitzer and assistant David Finkbeiner the artist practises PHOTO-etching: once a photo is transfered on a light.sensitive plate it becomes an etching to be wiped and printed like an etching.
As resin particles are used for photographic transfer the aquatint box was often needed. It is tricky using too much or too little resin particles as it either leaves a photo without contrasts or drowns it in powder: one has to start all over again. A photo can be a work of Art. Talbot in England, Klic in Cschechoslovakia inventors of Talbot-Klic procedures started principles of photography and set the pace for master photographers like Alfred Stieglitz.
Camnitzer has his Conceptual Art kept in the MoMA museum. In 1981 the artist opens her Studio 'Le Carroz' in Saint-Triphon, where she paints farms, barns, fountains, mountains or the landscape in oils. But continued the work in etching and she spent years of making dust grain photo etchings until 1988.
Painting portraits relaxes her, yet fashion designers like J-P Gaultier, Yves St Laurent, Galliano, Manish Arora or Charlie Le Mindu are more inspiring and Hubertine loves to paint in oils topmodels of the Fashion houses.
Since 2012 Léonard Gianadda, director of the museum of Modern Arts, Martigny keeps her book 'Parcours d'une artiste-peintre' by PA Genillard in the library of Fondation Pierre Gianadda. The BCUL Lausanne has a copy.