Andrea Haandrikman-Schraets


The art of Andrea Haandrikman-Schraets is characterized by a use of diverse media, based in a traditional visual art practice in acrylic paintings.

Theme’s in her paintings are: a.o. stories, searches for insight and contradictions based in nature.
Her versatile work combines contrasting  materials,  rough and refined, opaque and transparent materials. 
A reflection of reality that  appears to be transparent and clear, but is only partly. The art work changes, under different circumstances.

The art on this website gives an overview of the last 5 years. More info.


Caminostones is a continuous Art Project which connects and inspires people by their stories and miniature painted stones.
The stones stones are layed out on International Art Routes.

2015: Project Stone Espalion (Fr.) – Santiago de Compostella (ES)
2016: Floris5- Trail (NL)
2017: Pieterpad (NL)
2019: Maastricht (NL) – Santiago (ES)

Upcoming projects:
2021: Caminostones Via de la Plata
2023: Caminostones Shikoku island (Japan)
Miniature painted Stones (max 14 gr.)

Caminostones 2019

Northern light
Prototype of an ongoing project. A semi-transparant painting, which combines solitude and a real time moving Aurora.
Participation: (tech)Jelle Haandrikman.


Prototype Northern Light

“Tree (22/1)”
The third work in a new series works on strength.

This steel tree, combines strength, with vulnerability. Tree (22/1) consists mainly of steel and partly of transparent leaves. The tree is strong and deeply rooted. Its top floats on the steel branches. You can see through the tree top and it seems fragile. But it’s not that vulnerable.

2021, a.o. Cortensteel and acrylic paint

“Tree (21)”
The second in a new series works on strength.

The basis of this work is a combination of steel and juten. The pureness and roughness of juten is a key element in the Art work of Andrea Haandrikman-Schraets. The juten branches of the tree form the transition between the acrylic painted shape and the mixed media which is used to model the tree.
The tree itself consists of three-dimensional symbolic elements. Open for interpretation.

2021, a.o. Juten, steel, acryl.

“Kimono for Hangaku Gozen”
The first of a new serie, which includes strong women and strong trees (2nd half, 2021).

This is an era in which we need strong women and female role models.
In this serie strenghth and softness are combined. Impenetrable and transparent, this is the first symbol for female power.
This kimono is dedicated to Hangaku Gozen, a female samurai from the 19th century.

o.o. Corten steel, Acrylic glass, mixed media.

“The Dreamcatcher”
Part of a serie of partly transparant works.

“Zoet, zoute zeewind
waait haar overpeinzing in.
De lucht breekt open.”

Acryl, mixed media.

The bird(s)
Mixed media

Profound love
Part 7 of the serie semi-transparants.
o.o. acrylic paint, metal and mixed media

There’s always the sun
Semi-transparant art.

o.o. acrylic paint, mixed media.

While passing by (2)

Acrylic paint, mixed media

Detail “While passing by (2)

While passing by (1)

Acrylic paint, mixed media

Free Birds 1
A work which combines freedom, painting, sculpture, light and semi transparancy.

Mixed media, canvas, lace, juten and light.
ca. 210 x 80 cm.

Free Birds 1

Outside the box, inside

290-85 cm. o.o. Canvas, metal, jute.

Summer light
Counterpart of “Winter light”
(Part 2 of the semi-transparants)

115 x 65 cm. Metal, wood, acrylic glass.

Main component of this semi-transparant, semi-flating work is jute.

The tree is non transparant, its roots seem to be firmly founded in more solid material. its ending are fading in the jute.
The air offers more and more openings to a world beyond.

This is the first work in the new serie of semi-transparants.

115 x 65 cm. Mixed media & jute

Cathedral (2)

Cathedrals in nature.

150 x 65 cm. Mixed media, canvas

The unraveling

100 x 50 cm. Mixed media, canvas

Handmade Desires

21 x 15 cm 23 bij 57.
Art “on the road”, continuous project.

This painting is part of a serie in which hands and trees symbolize subjects, such as contrasts and forces.

Acryl, MDF, staal en roest
166 x 50,5 cm

Control Vs Release

120 x 40 cm. Mixed media, canvas
A painting with contrasting directions.

The overstretched

120 x 50 cm. Mixed media, Canvas

Without title

120 x 50 cm. Mixed media, canvas.

A 120 days Art project. Through the dark Winter Days every day one miniature was painted and one haiku written.
After 120 days, this time lapse revealeda complete painting.
Info and 120 miniatures and haiku’s in detail.

45-84 cm. Canvas

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