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Miradas! – Look! – Schau! …art work of 20 Artists! Obras de 20 artistas!

Miradas! – Look! – Schau! …art work of 20 Artists! Obras de 20 artistas!

Just right for the Christmas time I am invited to my 9th exhibition this year…..I am happy to participate in an exhibition that was set up by a truly dedicated man to art: Rafael Fernandez Pacheco. We met at the ART WALK Cómpeta (which will start this year at Easter Saturday!) and ever since, I am following Rafael on Facebook. Gives me a great insight into the art at the coast. It feels as if he is visiting and writing about two to three exhibitions a day – wonder when he ever sleeps.

I was so lucky to participate with 5 of my paintings. My artist colleague Anouk Slegers from Costa del Arte Collective participated as well.
Estaba tan feliz de participar con 5 pinturas.

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20 Artists are exhibiting in a cultural center of Las Lagunas, Mijas Costa. There is wonderful art in a wonderful room to be seen till 07.01.19! I am happy to be invites into this group of manly Spanish artists in a great mix with Ex-Pats artists. Have a look. I will add more photos.

20 artistas están exhibiendo en un centro cultural de Las Lagunas, Mijas Costa. ¡Hay arte maravilloso en una habitación maravillosa para ser visto hasta el 07.01.19! Estoy feliz de ser invitado a este grupo de artistas masculinos españoles en una gran mezcla con artistas de Ex-Pats. Echar un vistazo. Añadiré más fotos.

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Golden Friday and Pink Monday – take your chance! Ergreifen Sie die Chance !

Golden Friday and Pink Monday – take your chance! Ergreifen Sie die Chance !

Thank you for visiting my page!  Unfortunately  the “Golden Friday” and “Pink Monday” offers are expired. They included a more than 25% reduction on selected paintings.  But there will be more chances!

Stay in touch with new special offers, sign in for my newsletter! I edit it about every moth. So you receive the lates information about my new painting and art adventures, about the special offer “the painting of the month” and about art events at the Costa del Sol that are my personal choice. It would be lovely to stay in touch with you! You may even win a print or get a 10% reduction on your first purchase! Sign in for the newsletter here!

 

Now I have read so much about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I want to create a chance for the art lovers too. From Golden Friday to Pink Monday, get a reduction of more than 25% on selected products!!! Take your chance! (The 10% voucher does not apply for this offer).
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Here you find my special offers. If you are interested, inquire about details. Each inquiry that reaches me from 23rd to 26th of November will get the price guaranteed till 31st of December 2018. (Find the contact form at the bottom of this page).

Ich habe so viel über den Schwarzen Freitag und den Cyber Montag gelesen, dass ich den Kunstliebhabern auch eine Chance geben möchte! Vom Goldenen Freitag, 23.11.18  bis zum Rosa Montag, 26.11.18 sind ausgewählte Produkte um mehr als 25% reduziert! Nehmen Sie Ihre Chance wahr! (Der 10% Voucher gilt für diese Gemälde nicht!)
Versand innerhalb der EU frei!
Auf dieser Seite finden Sie die speziellen Angebote für ausgewählte Gemälde. Wenn Sie an einem Gemälde interessiert sind, schreiben Sie mir bitte (Kontaktformular am Ende der Seite). Ich gebe Ihnen gerne mehr Informationen. Jede Anfrage, die mich zwischen dem 23. und 26 November erreicht, erhält eine Garantie für die hier offerierten Konditionen bis zum 31.Dezember 2018.

 

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See the painting in a room – Schauen Sie sich das Bild in einem Raum an –

See the painting in a room – Schauen Sie sich das Bild in einem Raum an –

See a big painting put into different rooms. Get an idea about how the feeling of living with this painting may be like. See different options and observe, how the atmosphere of the room or/and the painting change!

Send me a photo of your room – the place where you would like to hang the/a painting (with some reference measurement). I will send you different proposals, mounted in your environment.

If you are interested in a specific painting, let me know. I will send you pictures in different settings.  Get in touch with me here.

See some smaller paintings here, that have been on special offer for “The Painting of the Month“. Click onto the pictures to enlarge.

 

“Think big, dream in color”

giving energy and light to a private or official room..
outstanding statement on a big wall
making a cosy and joyful atmosphere with two easy chairs
adding creative spirit to a conference room
adding warmth and joy to a modern envirement

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A little Greenland Series – eine kleine Grönland Serie -Una pequeña serie de Groenlandia.

A little Greenland Series – eine kleine Grönland Serie -Una pequeña serie de Groenlandia.

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The journey to Greenland was very impressive. So I was intrigued to dip a bit deeper into my memories and see it all with the painters eyes. Here are the first results, more hopefully to follow! I had a lot of fun to convert my memories and photos into paintings. It was quite a new experience for me, as I usually don’t work with photos. You can see, how I worked here. Work in progress……

This painting is a emotional memory, I started with.

Greenland Memories 1 Acrylic on canvas 81×65

Then I took a series of photos and worked on it…… click to enlarge!

I was fascinated by the atmosphere and the loneliness in a repellent nature….click to enlarge!

So the little pink house became a symbol of a place of shelter and warmth….click to enlarge!

Most of these paintings are very small, (25x35cm on paper) like the settlements are very small in a vast and wide landscape. This is the color story of one on the paintings. Click to enlarge

and this is how big the icebergs feel and are….

pink house (20x20x2 cm)

See the photos of Greenland here

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Art and Music in the Air!

Art and Music in the Air!

SALIDA DEL SOL: Festival of the Performing and Visual arts started today, 01.10. in La Cala de Mijas!

Art exhibition and Soirées every day till 08.10.18 in La Cala, Mijas, in the Avanto Restaurant. Come and see my paintings and the art exhibition with works of 12 international artists. Every evening there will be a great performance: Music, dance, opera, fashion show and more. Read all about it at the bottom of this page!

Review: Great day out in Cómpeta with Art & Food & Music!

Sunday, the 16th of September we celebrated the Finissage of the first exhibition of Costa del Arte Collective in the Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta. We had put together a program for the whole day, so people coming up from the coast could enjoy a day with Art, Food and Music. We  had a fantastic press cover, both in the German and the English press and our visitors enjoyed the “lazy Sunday lunch” in the Finca de las Sierras and our Finissage with great art of the Costa del Arte Collective, talked to the artists and enjoyed the impressing music of Duo Masque!  Just dip in and listen for a while to Russel and Chrissy !

Huge Press Attention

The Costa del Arte Collective got a lot of attention in the social media and the English and German press:

A very personal press attention I got in

SPANIEN AKTUELL!

Great thanks to Marga Lange, who got in touch with my art and my way of becoming an artist!

To read more just visit the online edition from SPANIEN AKTUELL!
Besuchen Sie die online Version von SPANIEN AKTUELL HIER

More Art and Music in the Air!
Next exhibition starting Monday, 1st of October at

“Salida del Sol” Festival of Music and Visual Arts!

The next event is already taking a lot of my attention and it is waiting for you! Together with two members of the Costa del Arte Collective, Anouk Slegers and Lieuwke Loth,  I will exhibit in the Art and Music Festival Salida del Sol, taking place in the Avanto Theater from 01.-08.10.18 in Cala de Mijas! Don’t miss it! Is is a unique combination of different branches of art, dance, music and literature!

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Last Monday we started with the installation of the art show. Works of the members of Costa del Arte Collective will be to be seen from 01.10. till 08.10.18 from 11:00 to 18:00 hours. Twelve international artists will present their art. The visit of the art exhibition is free. There is a special offer for coffee and cake from the Avanto Restaurant at 16:00 hours at the time, when also artists will be present.

Preparing for the exhibition: Works of the members of Costa del Arte Collective. Exhibiting Lieuwke Loth, Anouk Slegers and
Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel

Done. Ready for the art show!

Very interesting program every evening! Music and Art, Dance, Literature and more! 

Check out the program here for detailed information about the evening events here on Salida del Sol,

scroll down to see the list of participating artists and click on their names to reach their websites !

Salida del Sol

Hope to see you there!!! Freue mich, Sie dort zu sehen!

Information (German)  you also find here: SPANIEN AKTUELL
SPANIEN AKTUELL finden Sie als Print Ausgabe an verschiedenen Verteilerstellen. Das Magazin ist kostenlos und erscheint monatlich. Der online Kalender informiert über viele Veranstaltungen an der Costa del Sol.

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Are you ready for a great day out? With Art and Food and Music?

Are you ready for a great day out? With Art and Food and Music?

The ongoing exhibition of Costa del Arte Collective in the Galeria Luz de la Vida will end with a Finissage on Sunday the 16.09.18! Treat yourself to a great day out in Cómpeta! We have put together some very pleasant events for you!

All details about the Gallery at the bottom of the page.
The lively white village of Cómpeta and the nature park

The lively village of Cómpeta and the nature park

Visit the lively white village of Cómpeta – a great village in the mountains, 16 km up from the coast – situated at the foot of the nature park “Sierra de Almijara”. If you like adventure, drive up the dirt road to the nature park and enjoy breath taking views and a breathtaking road!

A tasty 4 course Lunch at the Finca

If you like to have a great lunch, reserve a place and enjoy the culinary delights of a 4 course menu at the Finca de las Sierras. The Finca treats you to a wonderful surrounding, the tasty food of the Chef, the live music of Duo Masque and great views. Get in touch with some art works by members of the Costa del Arte Collective, which are exhibited at the Finca. Get to know the artists, talk privately with Lieuwke Loth and Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel, who will be present.

Chill out at the Finissage at 6 pm in the Gallery. Enjoy
ART – ARTISTS – DRINKS – MUSIC – CHATS

Be part of the Finissage of the Costa del Arte exhibition in the charming Galeria Luz de la Vida with music and drinks. You will enjoy the cooling and relaxing atmosphere of the authentic and characteristic Spanish building of the Galeria. You will be delighted by the light-hearted and joyful exhibition of the Costa del Arte Collective.

 

You will find fascinating bronze and steel sculptures by Lieuwke Loth, surreal paintings in the style of the old Dutch masters by Anouk Slegers, very tactile ab7stract landscapes painted on canvas with oil, bee’s wax and sand by Annabel Keatley and vibrant, colourful abstract – expressionist paintings by Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel. Ask Annabel Keatley how she is creating her most beautiful artwork with such interesting ingredients like bee’s wax and sand.

Browse through the Gallery and be ready to be surprised by the treasures there! Maybe you will already find the first Christmas present! Sit in the sculpture garden and enjoy the music of Duo Masque, get to know new people and chat! We are open at 5 pm!
Drive home happily and safely after a great day out!

2018-09 Plakat für Finissage Entwurf 1a

The exhibition of Costa del Arte Collective will go on till 16.09.18
Opening times :
Galeria Luz de la Vida
Laberinto bajo 15, Cómpeta
Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday afternoon closed.
Sneak in at other days, maybe we are open! 🙂 You are very welcome!

May be your interested in the “Painting of the month”? Click here!

Traveling to the ice in Greenland – photos of an exceptional adventure

Traveling to the ice in Greenland – photos of an exceptional adventure

As a traveller and artist I have had for long the dream to go to Greenland and see the ice. The shapes and the colors of the ice have always fascinated me and I was eager to see it in reality. And so we went on that journey, 10 days, very comfortably traveling with an explorer 🚢 ship into the arctic circle on the west coast of Greenland, which is the more inhabited coast.

Als eine Reisende und Künstlerin habe ich schon seit langem von Grönland geträumt und vom Eis. Die Formen und Farben des Eises faszinieren mich und ich wollte dies alles so gerne aus der Nähe sehen und erleben. So sind wir auf eine 10 tägige Seereise in den arktischen Zirkel aufgebrochen, an der Westküste von Grönland, sehr komfortabel auf einem Schiff aufgehoben.
Hier waren wir: wir hielten uns die meiste Zeit in der Disco Bay und nördlich auf,  innerhalb des arktischen Zirkels. An unserem letzten Tag machten wir einen Ausflug zum Inlandeis. Ein riesiger, viele Meter dicker Eisschild bedeckt die ganze Insel von Ost nach West, nur ein schmaler Küstenstreifen ist ohne Eis. Dieser Eisschild schmilzt ab und durch die Fjorde kommt das Eis dann aufs Meer.

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This is where we were: we sailed mostly in the Arctic Circle. On our last day we made an excursion to see the inland ice, the ice shield that covers the whole island and is coming down from this glaciers through the fjords. This year it was melting exceptionally.

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On our journey we encountered a completely different, somehow unbelievable world! We anchored near small settlements, undertook some exciting excursions on foot and on small boats (canoe, tender boats and fishering boats) and never knew quite well where we would go next, as the ice was so extremely rich this year. Some of our destinations were not accessible because of the extremely dense ice. Floating icebergs would block our way to the destination. We were very touched by the majestic icebergs floating silently on the sea. The journey also was adventures in the respect of entering a completely different climate zone and experiencing such a different way of life, all so far from our imagination!

Auf unserer Reise sind wir einer vollkommen anderen, irgendwie unglaublichen Welt begegnet. Wir ankerten vor kleinen Ansiedlungen, unternahmen sehr spannende Ausflüge auf dem Land und auf dem Wasser (dort mit kleinen Booten wie Kajak, den Tender Booten und einem Fischerboot) und wir wussten nie so genau, wohin wir am nächsten Tag fuhren, denn die Eisberge, die dieses Jahr so reichlich waren, versperrten manchen Weg zu dem einen oder anderen Ziel. Wir waren sehr berührt vom Anblick der majestätischen Eisberge, die so leise auf dem Meer schwimmen. Ein Abenteuer war es auch, in einer vollkommen anderen Klimazone zu sein sowie die Begegnung mit einer so ganz und gar anderen Lebensumwelt- und weise, für uns kaum vorstellbar.
Grönland hat rund 56 000 Einwohner, ca. 15 Dörfer und mehr als 50 Ansiedlungen. Nuuk, die Hauptstadt, hat ungefähr 16 000 Einwohner. Die kleinste Siedlung, die wir besuchten, hatte 49 Einwohner. Sehr sehr weit abgelegen von der nächsten Ortschaft, bestimmt 8 Bootsstunden entfernt.

Greenland has around 56,000 inhabitants, ca. 15 viillages and more than 50 settlements. Nuuk, the capital, has ca. 16,000 inhabitants. The smallest settlement, that we visited had 49 inhabitants, being very remote, probably 8 hours by boat far away from the next settlement. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

more settlements

The ICE! We were so impressed by the ice, we took endless photos. Each iceberg was so special and such a miracle, it left us breathless and full of awe. Imagine some of these icebergs are as big as a street block!
Das EIS! Wir waren so beeindruckt davon, wir haben bestimmt hunderte Fotos gemacht, jeder Eisberg war wieder ein neues Wunder und wir waren atemlos und voller Ehrfurcht. Man muss sich manche Eisberge größer als einen Häuserblock vorstellen!

Wenn man ein Gefühl für das schippern zwischen den Eisbergen bekommen möchte, dann lohnt es sich, dieses kleine Video anzuschauen. Wir mussten umkehren, um nicht eingeschlossen zu werden.
And if you would like to have the feeling of traveling between the icebergs, see this video!!! Here the fishing boat had to turn around , we were locked in.

And now the Artist…..

I started painting …..Dreaming about Greenland was a painting I did far before our journey, not knowing what to expect, but I think somehow it touched the spirit of what we then experienced. The other two paintings are the start of a series I want to make inspired by this  journey! I hope I can live up to it – a big challenge for me to work with inner and outer pictures!

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. Leave a comment or write an email! For email click here: Get in touch!
Wenn es irgendwelche Fragen gibt, wendet euch gerne an mich! Macht einen Kommentar oder schreibt mir eine Email! Für E-Mail hier klicken : Get in touch!