Huisman is a self-taught artist who began painting and sculpting a few years ago. Born in Holland in 1939, Huisman’s hearing problems weren’t recognized until he was six years old. Completely deaf in his left ear and partially deaf in his right, Huisman has been using hearing aids since they were first produced. A graduate of the University of Amsterdam in Holland, Huisman has been working in the U.S. as a neuroscientist for the past twelve years. Huisman admits that he has been frustrated by his lack of skill in figurative work, though he has found his niche in abstraction. He is inspired by the work of Rauschenberg, de Kooning, Klein, Mondrian, and Warhol, to name a few, and enjoys visiting galleries and museums. So far, Huisman has exhibited work in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Minnesota, and Washington.