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. Two years later she meets Nils Tellander and gets married in september 1958. He helps to exhibit her art 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 still paints but starts a printshop at home for etching and photo-etching (hélios), becoming a professional printmaker for 15 years. 2012 Heijermans is on show - the entire year in Musée Historique du Chablais, Wallis.
Luis Camnitzer of Pratt's Institute New-York came to Valdottavo teaching multi-plate color-etching. He focussed on photo-etching on light sensitive plates. Students applied soft- or hardground and 'liftground' and made multi-plate etchings. With Camnitzer and assistant David Finkbeiner the artist practised PHOTO-etching: once a photo is transfered on a lightsensitive plate it becomes an etching to be retouched, wiped and printed like an etching.
As resin particles are used for photographic transfer the aquatint box was often needed. It was tricky to use too much or too litlle resin particles, as it either left the photo without contrasts or drowned it in 'powder' and one had to start all over again.
A successful photo however is incredibly beautiful. Talbot in England, Klic in Cschechoslovakia, inventors of the Talbot-Klic procedure started the principle of photography, setting the pace for master photographers like Alfred Stieglitz.
Camnitzer has his Conceptual Art kept in the MoMA museum and In 1981 the artist opened her Studio 'Le Carroz' in Saint-Triphon, where she painted farms, barns, fountains, mountains or the landscape in oils. But she continued to work her etching and spent hours of printing or making dust grain photo etchings until 1988.
Painting portraits relaxes her and in particular children - yet fashion designers like J-P Gaultier, Yves St Laurent, Galliano, Manish Arora or Charlie Le Mindu were more inspiring and Hubertine loved to paint in oils topmodels of the extravagant fashion houses.
Since 2012 Léonard Gianadda, director of the museum of Modern Arts in Martigny keeps her book 'Parcours d'une artiste-peintre' by P.A. Genillard in the library of Fondation Pierre Gianadda.