y imagination is endless fantasy. A new project can start with a book in which I dream away, or a bird that flies by, a painting that moves me, an encounter that won't let me go... In short, it starts with an experience, or rather, with an impulse. 

I am an impulse driven dreamer and I cherish my imagination.

Idea cluster together into a plan, a concept, that takes shape and color. 



Colors are important to me. Colors have meaning. For example, blue to me, is the ultimate color: the color of inspiration, happiness, balance and peace.


I'm a visual artist, using a camera and other techniques. I build and shape but also feel free to rebuild and tear down and rebuild, until my message is clear and beautiful.


I strive for simplicity, leaving out what is not necessary so that only the essence remains. It is a way of 'coping' through which I create order in the chaos in my head and channel what I want to convey.


Frederike Fennema,

April 2024


kultuurmakersgala, 24 mei 2024

On the 24th of May we will go all out in the 'Makerscentrale'! We take you on a journey with light art, poetry, music, theatre, dance and visual arts. I'll be showcasing a part of my series OPEN YOUR INNER EYES.

Langegracht 72, Leiden, starting 18:00h.

exposed24, 16 tm 20 May 2024

Exposed exhibits the graduation projects of 2024's 15 Dutch Photo Academy Graduating Students.

#Buurtinbeeld, April 2024

ART route Leiden 23 & 24 september 2023

This year, once more, Frederike's work can be seen during the Leiden Art Route. For this event Frederike will create a special collaboration with artists Wam Groot and Margreet de Groot. Their joint work will show a diversity of art, including graphic works, paintings, photographs and art objects.


The gallery will be open on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September from 10:00 till 18:00h at the Oude Rijn 3 in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Leidsch Dagblad interview met Frederike Fennema
Leidsch Dagblad interview met Frederike Fennema
Leidsch Dagblad interview met Frederike Fennema


UNSEEN WORKS, colloboration with fine-art fotograaf Margreet de Groot.

Expositie fotograaf Frederike Fennema