Started off as a dancer, choreographer and show director she ended up being overall involved in the event marketing business as Creative Director right from concept/creation down to production and realization. To widen her horizon she studied paint at the ART academy in Belgium with her endless energy and willpower. A moving theatrical background dissolving in powerful, dynamic abstract paintings. Canvas and paint instead of dancers and stage. We can clearly see that movement is her drive and source of inspiration. She definitely found a new way of choreography. Creating and destroying, just as long till there is nothing left to take away. An attempt to capture time or to simply give time another dimension. The works of Ilona Hendriks show fragments of her life, the world and the people around her, brought alive with lots of expression, depth, colour and passion. In her series “woman power” Ilona uses a method of painting in which abstraction and figurative images combine and reinforce each other’s effect – “I paint females because I naturally have a connection with them, like painting a semi self-portrait. Recently she is into portret’s, visualizing woman (or man ) showing the reflection of their sole and personality. A portret filled with emotion and driven by their unique inner power.

“ Paint happens ”  

“Wherever we have spoken openly we have (actually) said nothing. But where we have written something in code and in pictures we have concealed the truth.”– The Rosarium Philosophorum.

 NOTE; Ilona also paints in commission.