M A R E   H I L S T R A

Embodied poetry


space - stories - collage - philosophy - findings -  poetry - shamanic work - painting 


Hand and feather, cardboard, (earth)pigment, chalk, papers, pencil, plywood, 56 x 50 cm, 2020

About me

I am a poet and artist from an island in the North of the Netherlands

living and working since 2018 in Loshult - a small village in the South of Sweden.


I have been writing poetry from when I was 6 years old - experiencing magic when rhyming

De bladeren waaien/ het lijkt net of ze zwaaien (free translated) branches of a tree - with waving at me.

After studying fine art in education and creative writing in Amsterdam I landed home surrounded by the trees of South Sweden.

I have been listening more and more to the stories and lines of nature, especially the trees.

Next to my poetry and visual art I create space to listen to each others stories and the stories of nature.



Take a look at my latest art

and poetry work. Contact me if you are interested in buying one.


Little gift

of art and poetry

Order a little poetry artwork on postcard size for (150kr/15euro)

with a poem on the back side


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Fyra Vindar

You can see my art and poetry

in real life

in my summer home gallery

in Loshult - a small lovely village

in the South of Sweden.


Art & Story atelier

I offer one group for kids

and one for adults.

You  learn to find inspiration, experiment with techniques and find the words and images

for stories with and around you.

ikbenmare@gmail.com      Klockarevägen 7 Loshult       Galleri Fyra Vindar 

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