ART GALLERY, a set on Flickr - click on the pictures for details
Welcome to my ART GALLERY, and please have a closer look! Some are watercolour paintings, most are all oil on canvas. On my flickr set you will find more paintings and details.
Since 1985, when I just failed the admission to the art school "Kunstakademie Stutttgart", I thought it wouldn't happen, me, an artist, this life. However, almost three decades later, I am into it. Without academic background in arts. But with a lot of passion for art.
Beside photography, I have always loved painting.
Since I can hold a pencil I am drawing and painting. At the young age of six I copied my first van Gogh painting.
Over the years, I learned with different recognized artists in Germany (watercolour), China (ink wash) and Thailand (oil).
Since 2010, I am painting regularly by myself and with art groups in Bangkok. I prefer oil over acrylic.
I find inspiration in daily life, and photography. My favorite painters are post-impressionists, expressionists and modern artists for their bright colours, light, movement, and compositions.
On Palazzo Pizzo I started to file inspiring art here.
And why showing my paintings here on this blog?
When I started painting, I always painted something I wanted to have in my home. First in my parents home, later in my own home. When I started painting with an group of students in Bangkok, our teacher wanted to do an exhibition. That meant we would have to sell our paintings. I said, I can't sell mine. They are too much work and I would never get enough money for the hours, days and weeks I spent on painting them.
Then one day, I painted something just for fun. I found that screaming pink acrylic colour that I needed to buy. I used it for an underpainting. And then I searched for a subject that would be equally flashy. I remembered the cockatoo that I observed once in neighbours garden. And I liked the result a lot. But like always, I did not really believed in my capability (must be my German education). I thought, it was just lucky coincidence that my painting looks great. Then I said to myself, if I am an artist, I have to be able to reproduce the same painting. And when I reproduce, I will try to become faster. Only if I can finish a painting in, let's say two sessions, I will be willing to separate from it. And if I have two, at least I could sell one. I thought. Now, my son and husband say, the two cockatoos are brothers and cannot be separated... But I feel, I am ready now to produce for an exhibition. I feel freed.
I feel like I need to paint, I can't wait to get back to the brushes. That is the first time in my life, that I feel that strong about painting. And that's why, I am "opening" a gallery on Palazzo Pizzo.
I hope you like what you see. Enjoy browsing and thanks for visiting.