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.

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 that people 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.

 

Studied art at the universities Essen and Muenster, Germany, the latter including the experience of being among other students in a scholarly debate with Josph Beuys. Before that she worked in a museum for a certain time, organizing exhibitions and archiving graphic works including Kaethe Kollwitz lithographic prints, prints by Gabriele Muenter and Willi Baumeister or Rembrandt edgings.

This educational time was also filled with many trips to museums and galleries in European cities and Israel and to events like the DOCUMENTA in Kassel as well as with additional intensifying workshops in lithographic printing, nude and water color techniques. She also sold many water color paintings regularly to an art dealer in order to partly finance her academical training.

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. Moving to Dresden in 1995, also meeting Joerg Immendorf at his exhibition  "Respect 1" .

 

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 on Vancouver Island.

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

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

Also: curator experience

 

 

 


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 pantings 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 --