ARTIST'S NOTE

 

 

I prefer abstract painting coming with its subconscious spontaneity and with a certain meditative focus; experimenting with minimalism.

If theme oriented, the main subjects revolve around processes, time, changes, the human individual and inner strength, especially empathy.

 

I developed a few symbols over the time, working like keys when a painting is theme oriented.

The " loops"  represent social connections or interactions, and  "grey loops with black background" refer to their opacity when communication is complex, manipulative and/or not open, creating tension.

The "bowl" - a half circle  symbolizes the soul, the "circle with the dot" stands for spirituality.

The "fingerprint" points out individuality,  "antlers" refer to listening.

Once in a while I also use pictographs.

 

Colors play an important role as colors address feelings and therefore have therapeutic powers...as Mark Rothko wanted people to feel his paintings.  Like the few symbols colors work as a symbolic language, as well. 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.

 

Before her training - working in a museum, organizing exhibitions and archiving lithographic prints such as Kaethe Kollwitz´s lithographic prints, prints bei Gabriele Münter or Rembrandt edgings.

Then - studying Educational Sciences and art semesters at the universities Essen and Münster, Germany; including an auditorium scholarly debate with Joseph Beuys.

Many trips to museums and galleries in European cities and Israel and to events like the DOCUMENTA in Kassel as well as additional intensifying workshops in lithographic printing, nude and water color techniques.

Sold many water color paintings regularly to an art dealer in order to partly finance her academical training.

 

1983 -  M.A in Educational Sciences from the Westf. Wilhems University, Muenster, Germany

 

1985 - 1997: private and public commissions, exhibitions, sales and publications before immigrating with her young family to

           Canada.

 

1993 - member of the Berufsverband Bildender Kuenstler Westf. e.V. (BBK), Germany

           ( Association of Professional Artists - The Plastic Arts); still active participations in juried exhibitions abroad.

    

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 - Member of the Comox Valley Arts

 

Lives and works in British Columbia, Canada.

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

London, Jacksonville(Florida), NY/Manhattan, Chicago, Calgary, Victoria(BC, Canada)

 

Also: curator experience.

Author of a children's / youth book.

Second book finished, in the drawer, ready to be "thousand times" revised.

 

 

 


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


2013   Won with three large paintings for the permanent online exhibition "Vulnerability vs Strength",  LINUS gallery, Pasadena, California





 

 

 

 

 

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

-- Cesar Manrique --