ARTIST'S NOTE

 

 

I prefer and experiment  with abstract painting coming with its subconscious spontaneity and with a certain meditative focus. I love minimalism, reaching out to it. It depends.

Processes, time, changes are main themes in my works as well as the human individual, especially the strength of an individual.

As the world is overwhelmingly filled with one-sided negative news and imagery by the media, I try to express values and to transport positivity on the canvas like creativity and empathy. On the other hand, there is always toying with ideas.

 

The loops symbol stands for interaction, connection and relationships, fingerprints for individuality, horns for "dualism", while Antlers symbolize antennas, reception, listening and empathy,  but also stand for change and growth - to name a few.

Colors play an important role, as colors address feelings and therefore have therapeutic powers. Like the few symbols which I developed over the time, color works as a symbolic language. Acrylic paint became my medium.

 

" I am predominantly interested in 'inner psychological landscapes and portraits', the way to interpret them on canvas and achieving results."

 

 

BIO

 

Born in W-Germany and living in Canada.

 

Organized exhibitions and archived graphic works including Kaethe Kollwitz litographic prints and Rembrand edgings in a museum before getting her training. Participated in water colour, lithographic print and nude workshops. Studied art in Germany at the universities Essen and Muenster - the latter with the experience of being among other students in a scolarly debate with Josph Beuys.

This educational time was also filled with trips to many museums and galleries in European cities and Israel as well as visits to events like the DOCUMENTA in Kassel.

 

M.A in Educational Sciences from the Westf. Wilhems University, Muenster, Germany

 

1985 - 1997: private and public commissions, exhibitions, sales and publications. After the wall came down, moving to the Eastern

                     part of Germany with three still very young children. Also, during this time: meeting Joerg Immendorff at an opening

                     in Dresden (Respect 1), in 1996

                    

1993 - member of the Berufsverband Bildender Kuenstler Westf. e.V. ( Association of Professional Artists /Plastic Arts) / Germany

1997 - Immigration to Canada

 

Since then - many national and international juried group shows as well as solo exhibitions and commissions.

 

2010 - 2015   AFCA  member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver.

2010 - Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Canada.

2017 - Comox Valley Arts

 

Living and working in British Columbia.

Paintings have been sold to ( selection): Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Amsterdam,

London, Jacksonville(Florida), New York (Manhattan), Chicago, Calgary,Victoria(BC, Canada)

 

 

 


AFFILIATIONS::

 

Association of Professional Artists - The Plastic Arts ( Berufsverband Bildender Kuenstler Westf. e.V = BBK ), Germany

Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Canada

Comox Valley Arts

 

 

 

AWARDS and Wins ::


 2008   "Eureka" was chosen for the Saatchi online gallery TOP TEN of the week, Sept 1 - 7, 2008,  by

            Rebecca Wilson, London

 2009   OPUS Bronce Award / Art Visions, Kelowna, BC/Canada

 2009   Award of Excellence / FCA, Vancouver , Canada

 

 

 

 

 

"To be absolutely free to create without fear and formula heartens the soul
and opens the path to the joy of living."

-- Cesar Manrique --