Hendrik Ensing Art

I create art to celebrate, and to build awareness of enduring family relationships

Hendrik Ensing | Artist

My Art

My work entails creating a series of artworks, called RelationShapes, which express the joys and struggles of human relationships. RelationShapes is a play on words because my art explores the shapes of relationships of all kinds, but with a focus on family relationships.

Social Purpose

My work is a social purpose enterprise that raises funds for relationship counselling.

Struggling couples benefit from my work and the patrons who fund my art, because they receive funded relationship counselling.

Hendrik Ensing


I am an artist who creates paintings that convey the shapes of relationships. The growing collection of paintings I work on, called RelationShapes, has a social purpose – which is to highlight the joys and struggles of enduring human relationships.

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Henk’s Art Thoughts

Connect with me as I work in my studio by listening to my podcast. In each episode, I read ‘Henk’s Art Thoughts’ which are notes from my art notebook, where I record impressions as I paint. 

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Be in the Patron Ballot

Patrons are invited to participate in a random art ballot held every 2 weeks. The chosen winner (using a third party draw) gets to choose a recent painting as a gift.

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Connect on My Patreon

Patreon is a platform that enables my patrons to create lasting change to relationships through my RelationShapes art. For a few dollars monthly, it also includes the podcast and ballot.

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My Original Artworks Ballot


Twice each month, my patrons are rewarded with an opportunity to choose any original recent artwork for free. This is done via a fair ballot twice a month.

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RelationShapes Art

Raising Awareness on The Importance of Lasting Family Relationships



I use RelationShapes as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of lasting family relationships. RelationShapes is meant to reach across all cultures, faiths, ethnicities and religions.



All RelationShapes artworks are inspired by exploring various concepts tied into human relationshapes. These concepts are conveyed through metaphors and clues embedded in my art.



All my recent artwork can be found in my Gallery. It is here where Patrons can choose their paintings upon winning the fine art ballot, which is run twice a month.

Shape Your Relationship

I believe we’re going to find that respect and affection are essential to all relationships working and contempt destroys them. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse predict an ailing marriage: Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling and Contempt. The worst of these is contempt.

- John M. Gottman

The more pure your thoughts and feelings, your words and actions, the greater your capacity to give and receive true love. - Wendy Watson Nelson

Bring about lasting change

My Patrons bring lasting change to human relationships.

Art Studio

  383 Karakariki Road, Hamilton 3289,   New Zealand.




Acrylic on supported canvas