1st Award in Oil/Acrylic
Spring 2010 Open Juried Show of Fine Art - Fallbrook, Calif.
ALZHEIMERS ART AUCTION/ BALBOA PARK, CA
Regional Show - Balboa Park - December 2009
San Diego Art Institute "Thank you Tina" - One Foot Show
"Where is Francis"
Solo Art Show at "The Salon Gallery" in Fallbrook - April 2010
TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA LIBRARY EXHIBITION
It took me many years to find the courage to express myself in my paintings.
Art was always a very important part of my life and to this day I remember my very first real art experience: A show in Bremen, Germany, of Expressionist Painters. In particular a painting by Ernst Ludig Kirchner. I was able to hear the waterfall, smell the damp air and marvel at his colors and brush strokes. I was only a teenager......
Born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia (now Kaleningrad/Russia) my family escaped twice from the Communist Regimes.
And then in 1964 I left Bremen, Germany and immigrated to the United States.
......AND NOW..... SINCE 2011 I AM LIVING AGAIN IN GERMANY......THE CIRCLE HAS CLOSED.
Photography was my first passion. The challenge is holding on to images, light, special moments, and pushing the envelop.
But when I reached for the brush I really allowed myself to become creative.
My mentor: Reed Cardwell, Artist and Art Teacher
Reed Cardwell thaught me: "not to paint what I see but what I prefer to see," which was this painter's philosophy.