Heinke Böhnert uses actual sail cloth in her maritime art. She has created her own individual genre and it has earned her international recognition in maritime museums and international galleries worldwide. The Hamburg, Germany based artist is a sailor to her core, growing up among tiny dinghies and larger yachts. She realized her passion for yachting as she sailed the Alster and Elbe rivers and numerous oceans throughout the world.
Her paintings are thick layers of paint, which give her compositions their unique structure and varied color. Her sporty, fast-paced paintings are frequently given as prizes at international regatta events.