Art stands for meaning. What artists do is tell how you can see the world. A work of art can therefore be a handhold, in the first place for the artist himself. Secondly, for bystanders as well who, after all, at that time are part of the same reality as the artist. So art as something to hold on to. For Henryette a resting place in her life: a world in which she processes things and makes all of this visible. She places humans next to animals in a fantasy world that exudes beauty, but is sometimes threatening. They are snapshots with all its joyful but also frightening aspects. The love for humans and animals is clearly present. You will notice that masks often appear in her paintings. Greek mythology also inspires her. The paintings fascinate both from nearby and from afar and tell a story. Henryette says it is a story that everyone fills in for himself.

Henryette Weijmar Schultz was born in Zwijndrecht and grew up in Dordrecht. She studied music history and studied at the drawing academy. She also devoted her talents to the piano and the guitar. However, in the early 1980s, the painter’s pallet became her way of speaking. She started making portraits. Her most famous client was John Denver. He saw her work and was immediately impressed. In 1982 she traveled to Aspen, Colorado, to personally deliver the painting to him.

Over the years she began to broaden her horizon and more and more surrealistic elements became visible in her work. She was inspired by Willink, Michael Parks, Salvador Dali and these days by Gustav Klimt. A calendar of her work appeared in 1993. Many exhibitions followed. Her paintings, for example, were shown at the KRO chess tournament ‘Man and Horse’, a popular radio program in the 90s. Hans Bohm became a “fan” of her chess paintings. Works on the theme of chess can be found in the book Game from Art in Art, Chess and Painting in the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the present (L.C.M. Diepstraten 2001 pp 119-121).

The highlight of her career so far was the invitation in 2003 to exhibit 13 of her music paintings in Mozart’s Geburtshaus in Salzburg. This event was a challenge for her to paint Mozart. She based her work on the paintings of two artists from Mozart’s time, Joseph Lange and Dorothea Stock, and on everything she had read about him. The two-month exhibition in Salzburg turned into two and a half years. Freedom and ease is the key for my talent. “I don’t look too far ahead” she says: “I paint what comes to my mind and what happens in my life. The technique must be fine with me, but it is not the most important. My guideline: where the soul leaves the brush, the Muse rules. ”


Year Place
2019 Main Street Art Gallery Dordrecht
2014 – 2019 Gallery at home
2014 Harmoniegebouw Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
2007 Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
2006 Richards Kunstatelier
2003 Mozart’s Geburtshaus Hagenauerstube Salzburg
1999 Galerie Briljant Briltil
1998 Gallery at home (Bedum)
1997 Galerie Briljant Briltil
1996 De Koning en de Dame Feerwerd
1996 Gasunie Groningen
1996 Galerie De Valk Harlingen
1996 Eemland Amersfoort
1996 Belastingkantoor Gorinchem
1995 Artotheek Veendam
1994 Antonius Ziekehuis Sneek
1994 St. Lukas Ziekenhuis Winschoten
1994 Spaarne Ziekenhuis Haarlem
1991 Antonius Ziekehuis Sneek
1991 St. Lukas Ziekenhuis Winschoten
1991 Galerie De Metro Borger
1989 KRO’ s schaaktweekamp Jan Timman en Nigel Short
1986 Veldhoven (Congrescentrum)
1985 Onderdendam (Galerie Little Dipper)
1984 Martini Ziekenhuis Groningen
1982 Gemeentehuis Ten Boer


2001  L.C.M. Diepstraten: Spel uit de kunst in de kunst. Schaken en schilderkunst in de Nederlanden van Middeleeuwen tot heden. ISBN 90 901541 pp 119-121
1998 TV-programma ‘De vrijdag is anders’
1993 Kalender Schering
1989 KRO-studio in Hilversum ter gelegenheid van schaaktweekamp Timman-Short