Henk Holsheimer


You can see them in antique car magazines, those great black and white sketches of racing scenes full of drama. Henk has picked up this old technique and is now the only artist worldwide to use charcoal for automotive art. His exclusively black and white artwork reveals an exceptional depth and striking dynamics. Henk stages cars from the 1930’s as well as new Formula One cars in exciting compositions.

Henk Holsheimer

  1. -1999-2000     BMW

  2. -since 2000      LEGO

  1. -Opel Concept Car

  2. -Rover Concept

  3. -Rolls Royce Phantom

  4. -LEGO shape system

  5. -LEGO Make&Create

  6. -DUPLO airplane and pirate ship

  7. -LEGO Racers

  1. -charcoal on card or paper

  2. -marker on vellum

  3. -digital painting techniques

Henk Holsheimer

Kaulbachstrasse 48

D-80539 München



A forgotten technique in a modern style...

Henk uses his unique charcoal technique also for commercial purposes in the car industry. This drawing was commissioned by the Head of Design of Mini, Gert Hildebrand, and was shown next to the Mini Concept Car on several shows.

Henk Holsheimer has been appointed exclusive artist for the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa D'Este at Lake Como. Henk created the official event poster 2006, artwork for the invitations and the catalogue front page and exhibited his work at the show. Every participant of this wonderful event received an official limited and signed print from the organization.

Examples of Henk‘s work.

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As side projects Henk regularly realizes concept artwork for design purposes - sometimes commissioned by companies, sometimes as free projects.

Future concepts

Concorso d‘eleganza villa d‘este

commercial work

Final artwork for the official event poster of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2006 featuring the Alfa Romeo Canguro and the Peugeot 907 concept car, the winners of the previous year.

This piece of art combines digital painting techniques with the know-how of conventional painting and drawing techniques which is a novelty in automotive art.

Artwork commissioned by BMW and part of the permanent Villa d‘Este collection.


A sense for detail

Showing details of a car in striking compositions is another strength of Henk‘s artwork. These drawings are very powerful in large sizes on large walls.


Aston Martin Vanquish, James Bond, Painter

Brabham BT26A Nürburgring 1969 Jacky Ickx, 100x70 cm, charcoal

Talbot side mirror, Ford Mustang, 100x70 cm, charcoal

Digital artwork

Kimi Raikkonen in his McLaren 2003, 100x70 cm, charcoal

Louis Chiron´s Bugatti 51 after winning the 1930 Monaco Grand Prix, 60x90 cm, charcoal

Kimi Raikkonen GP Monaco 2003, 68x38 cm, charcoal

Mercedes-Benz W25B at Montlhéry, French GP 1935, 100x60 cm, charcoal

Aston Martin handover Collins to Frère, 92x64 cm, charcoal

W.Watson in his Napier-Hutton 1908 Isle of Man, 56x74 cm, charcoal

Porsche 917 prototype in wind tunnel Stuttgart, 85x55 cm, charcoal

Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing 1954, 100x70 cm, charcoal

Hispano Suiza at Villa d'Este, 105x75, charcoal

Ferrari Enzo & Ferrari GTO, 100x40 cm, charcoal

BMW concept design sketches, Photoshop

Porsche design sketches, Painter and Photoshop

© Henk Holsheimer