It would not be far fetched to say that painting is in W.H. Heytman’s blood. He is a descendant of the “Dutch Frenchman” J.B. Jongkind (1819-1891).
After leaving school, Heytman started experimenting with pastels, watercolours and oils choosing to concentrate on the last medium in particular. He had is first exhibition in 1976 in Middelburg, Zeeland, the Dutch province that has remained his home. Apart from the lessons he took from the Dutch painter J.W. Heijting, Heytman is very much a self-taught
artist, innovating and improving continuously on style, use of colour and composition, and boldly tackling any subject matter. Having painted for over 20 years, he has irrefutably carved a niche for himself in the world of contemporary Dutch painting.