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RelationShapes Art

Art proclaiming the shapes of relationships

Hendrik Ensing | Artist

My Art

My art is a study of the shapes of relationships.

I call my artwork – RelationShapes … the shapes of relationships.

Social Purpose

I am a social purpose artist.

My art explores the many shapes  that relationships take.  I deconstruct the relationship. Each artwork is a snapshot of that shape – that singular moment that can lead to an enduring relationship.  That shape is in the moment of free choice.

Hendrik Ensing


I am a full-time artist. I live in the country next to a river in New Zealand, with Jenny. Ours is an enduring marriage relationship of over 32 years, and it gets more lasting every day.

Time in marriage has given me a vision of what’s most precious to the human family. And I paint that vision. Our relationships are our greatest investment – the treasured prize we take with us – and no greater inheriance do we leave behind us.

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Connect with me in my Art-In-Progress group on Patreon as I work, sketch and paint in my art studio. Give me your feedback as I read ‘Henk’s Art Thoughts’ which are notes from my art notebook, and we chat about the meaning in my current painting-in-progress. 

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My Ballot

Patrons are included in my Fine Art Ballot held every month. Each winner gets to choose a recent painting as a supporter reward. Think of this as a fair way for me to reward you for supporting me to keep creating more of my relationshapes art.

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My Patreon

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 Art-In-Progress updates and my Fine Art Ballots each month.

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My Original Artworks Ballot


Every month, you may be rewarded with an opportunity to choose any original recent artwork for free. This is done via a fair ballot each month.

- Hendrik Ensing | Artist