A custom made art tote bag from your chosen artwork!
Did you ever have the idea, that you could have a custom made tote bag….you know, plastic is out and tote bags are in! And you can use a much nicer one than those which you find in the grocer shop! You can be stylish and arty with an art tote bag!
Get a tote bag with your new painting!
When you purchase an art work from my page there will be a Tote bag coming with it!!!! So you don’t need to invite people home (though an “art warming party” would be a nice idea too, wouldn’t it?) but you can take your newly acquired artwork out!!! Extra offer: when you purchase one of my paintings* at the Art Walk Cómpeta, you get a Tote bag with your painting on it!
* Painting over 200 €uro
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If you are at the moment not up for a tote bag but love some of my art work – you may have a chance to win a tote bag! I will make a lottery with the first 20 people who subscribe to my newsletter and then announce the winner on Facebook! Subscribe to the subscription form on my Homepage!
Art Walk Cómpeta starts at Easter – El “Paseo del Arte Cómpeta” empeza en Semana Santa.
Easter time is coming and with it the 11th edition of the Art Walk Cómpeta! A great event to which I am very much looking forward, as I am a member of the preparation team and an exhibiting artist. You will find me at the location 5. The Art Walk Cómpeta is the first to open a row of art events in Andalusia that I am taking part in or which I like very much. The Art Walk is more than an Art Walk, its truly a Festival of Art, organized since 6 years by the artist Lieuwke Loth who also runs the Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta. This wonderful event is organized completely by volunteers without any funding! Get more information about the Art Walk here:
The Art Walk is coming soon! Get some information here. Don’t miss this great event at 20/21 and 23/24 of April. ¡Art Walk Cómpeta llegará pronto! Obtener información aquí. ¡No te pierdas Art Walk 2019! Es 20/21 y 23/24 de abril.
Don’t miss the great Art Walk event with more than 35 artists from 9 nations, with art workshops and live music everyday! Enjoy the excursion to the charming village of Cómpeta with its vibrant artistic atmosphere! Stroll through the numerous art exhibitions, participate in an art workshop and enjoy our exquisite live music program as well! Its worth staying some days in this beautiful mountain village and explore the art and the village and the nature with its great offers!
I was so lucky to take part last year in the Art Walk Cómpeta….nice memories:
all visitors wellcome
again in this room – different paintings
concert Galeria Luz de la Vida
Artist in front of her painting
Transports in Cómpeta
Decorative doors open
come in, more art here
You will find information about last years Art Walk in Cómpeta here. You will find detailed information at www.artcompeta.com
Sneak pre-view to my exhibition this year! ¡Un adelanto de mi exposición este año!
I am bringing a bigger collection of paintings – I think 80% of them are new. You will see bigger formats as well as very small ones. But be sure, all will be full of vibrant colours.
Again I will share the location with a photographer, this time with Mariska Luth from the Netherlands. See more of her work here: Made by Luth. Opposite of studio 5 you will find at venue 6 the German abstract painter Michael Schumann, who offers a great collection of square paintings.
On our way to our place, you can make a little excursion to a wonderful sculptor garden, in the middle of the white village (Location 8) ! Definitely worth a visit! Dragons and more are waiting for you!!! And 38 artists, art workshops, music, a Theater group roaming through the streets, a beautiful village with lots of wonderful bars and restaurants, great views and a real artistic and vibrant atmosphere. I am sure, you will enjoy!
You will also meet members of the Costa del Arte Collective, four of them are exhibiting! Great art to be seen!
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Costa del Arte Collective showing small works in Almuñécar!
The Costa del Arte Collective is quite excited. We are going to have an exhibition in Almuñécar in May – in the Espacio Creativo of Annabel Keatley. The exhibition will be opened on the 3rd of May and can be visited until the 24th of May. So I spent quite some time concentrating on Mini Cuadros. I am pretty sure, that it will be a wonderful exhibition. I already had a sneak preview of some of the works to be seen of my artist colleagues Annabel Keatley, Anouk Slegers, Lieuwke Loth and Sally Hirst.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of exclusive workshops held by Annabel, limited to only three participants for each workshop!
I am rather tempted to take part, as Annabel works with with special techniques – as all of the members of Costa del Arte Collective do.
I was rather engaged to create some mini cuadros, with time sitting in my neck, as the Art Walk Cómpeta is just a week before, starting at the April, 20th. So everything has to be ready soon!
Trees in the night
Trees and dog
Palms 20×20 on wood
I have been working on the Greenland series as well, making it a collection of five, acrylic on paper. They will be framed with museum glas. Pretty to look at. If you like to see the exciting photos of our Greenland journey tap here.
1. Pink house at the fjord
2 .The pink house
3. pink house
4. Greenland Landscape 2
Dreaming of a shelter
My new color preferences are shown in this series – still no name for it. They are 20x20x4 cm on stretched canvas and bring some energy to the room. It seems, I am just in love with orange and a bit of violet.
Two interesting upcoming art events in Andalucia, Costa del Sol. CdAC will take part in Art Walk Compéta which is a great art festival with 38 artist, live music and art workshops. In Almuñecar will be an exhibition of Mini Cuadros in the Espacio Creativo Almuñécar, all members of CdAC are participating.
Para uso en espanol hay traductor de Google en mi pagina web
Lately I developed a great interest in trees. I am always fascinated by their aura, shapes and structure. We enjoy them on our walks in the country side but also from the terrace. The diversity of the Mediterranen plants and trees is impressing. Especially impressed I am by palm trees – they grow in the garden and in the wild, on the beach and in the parks, you find them from very small to tall, the Palm fronds towering high above our heads. So I lately started to paint some of them. Then I discovered, that there is already quite a collection….so I think, its an ongoing project that I share today with you!
Palm trees are fascinating me….Palmeras fascinantes..
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Palm fronds in the sky
Palm heads not groomed
palms towering above our heads
Palms 20×20 on wood
Palm heads drawing
Palms 30×20 cm
More trees in the landscape….Más árboles en el paisaje
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Pine tree in the landscape
sketch for “the walk”
And woods are something wonderful! Bosques son maravillosos!
These is not an assembly of Mediterranean trees – actually they reflect a holiday at the Baltic sea. You can find them in the entrance hall of the Apart Hotel Kaiser Karl in Bonn.
Wood 1 still in the studio
If you want to save the trees and the sea: carry one with you for your shopping! Or may be you want to rest your head on art? I discovered this website and as I like to play, see here my results. If you want a print of any of my art works, here is your chance!
See more here: Pixels.com
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We had the pleasure to take part in an art walk in Málaga on a very sunny day in January. The Dutch artists Birgit Gerritsen and Els Wiering from “Meet the artists in Málaga” showed us a neighborhood we had not seen before. Just near Picassos birthplace to the north we walked into an area full of neglection and full of art. Countless street art paintings were waiting for us, telling the story of creativity, anger and desperation. We were very touched! Have a look and don’t miss this area when you come to Málaga.
Admiring street art and artists studios in Málaga
Artist “Doger” at work
Artist “Doger” at Work
The walk trough all this bold and engaging art was fantastic, but not the only highlight of this day! We had the chance to meet 5 artists, one in the street and 4 in their studios, each of them creating very different art work. Like always, it is so interesting to meet an artist in her/his studio and get in touch in a different way with art!
In one of the streets we had the pleasure to observe a well known Málaga street art artist at work, his Artist name is “Doger”, but you might find him more easily in social media under Jonathan Morillas.
We met the sculptor Juan Vega Ortega, who works in a very traditional way with wood and creates most moving statues which you may see in one of the religious processions. We met Victoria Maldonado who shares her studio with José Luise Valverde – a “black and white” couple. Victoria is making most delicate organic-like figures from different materials, mostly white, while José is working with lots of black paint and manages to make us feel like being in the darkness. With time your eyes get used to the darkness and you discover more and more. Cuban artist Rodolfo Llopiz is working in an impressing printing studio with most different printing techniques and showed us a bit of his art.
Rodolfo Llopiz in his studio.
Juan Vega Ortega in his studio.
Victoria Maldonado and José Luise Valverde in their studio.
It was a great walk – don’t miss it when you get the opportunity!
The new year has already seen its first month, but maybe for some improvements its never too late. With the beginning of the year I posted some ideas for a better life on Facebook, now I thought, I would like to share them with you! Let me know what you think? Anything I missed, that could come from an artist?
9 ideas for a better life from an artist
1) In the new year, take care of yourself! Start your working day with art. Inhale beauty and creativity! „Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day’s life“, says Pablo Picasso. He surely knew ! Try for yourself! Be attentive with yourself!
2) This years resolution: no single use plastic bags. SHOP (with) ART!!! 🐠🐬🦈🐋 🐬🐠🐟🐋🦈🐳🐬🐳🐠🐡🦑🐳🐊🦈🐟🐋
🇪🇸 Resolución de este año: no hay bolsas de plástico de un solo uso. COMPRAR (con) ARTE !!!
3 )New Years resolution for a happier live: take care of yourself! Rest! Make life light and joyful! Breath beauty! Enjoy small moments. Relax with art! 🌹🙃😊🎈
4) New Year’s resolution for a happier life: take better care of your health. Sleep longer. Sleep better. Make your sleeping room a place of piece and well-being. Avoid distractions. Choose calming colours. Sleep well with art. (Dreaming about Greenland, 160×140 cm) If you love to see more relaxing art home sceneries tap here!
Dream about Greenland in the sleeping room.
5) New Years resolution for a happier life: walk outside of the house with open eyes! With patience and affectionate attention look at plants and animals and their art of just being themselves. Import some of this beauty into your life.
(“Birds by day and night” 55×30 cm) If you like to see more small nature paintings tap here: “Small worlds”
6) Advice for a good life from an artist: Connect more with animals: talk to them, pet them, respect them – do not eat them ….(easily said by a vegetarian 😊)….
7) Let go! Try something new. Try to leave old habits or things, don’t stick too much to the familiar because of insecurity about what may come. Dare to fail! Questions the expectations you hold for yourself. Make room for change! Be surprised!
9) Be creative. Paint, bake, make sculptures, write a poem or a diary or invent new recipes, DANCE! Try colours. Being creative will make you happier. There is scientific evidence for that! Read about the benefits here!