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!
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.
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.
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See some smaller paintings here, that have been on special offer for “The Painting of the Month“. Click onto the pictures to enlarge.
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!
4 .The pink house
I was fascinated by the atmosphere and the loneliness in a repellent nature….click to enlarge!
4. Greenland Landscape 2
So the little pink house became a symbol of a place of shelter and warmth….click to enlarge!
3 . Pink house on rocks, Acrylic on paper
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
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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!
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:
Costa del Sol Nachrichten
Galeria Luz de la Vida
A very personal press attention I got in
Aktuell Spanien Oktober
Featured in Aktuell Spanien
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!
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
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 !
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.
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.
Galeria Luz de la Vida
Think big – dream in color (large format)
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!
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!
A painting is a very powerful instrument to give spirit and life to your office or home. Depending on style, color and size it “makes”the room or it adds kind of statement, that you want to make. A painting as well reveals a bit about your personality. A painting in your room is what the eyes are in the face: they attract because they are speaking, they can hide something and they can reveal something about your mood, your spirit, your personality.
Two paintings, that “make” the entrance hall of an Apartment Hotel in Bonn
Wood 1 and Wood 2 were inspired by a holiday I spend on the Darß – a peninsular in the Baltic sea. Riding with the bicycle through the endless woods at the coast with its thousands of rather straight trees and the changing lights impressed me a lot.
Wood 1 still in the studio
Now these large paintings (145×160 cm and 160×145 cm) are the lead theme for the design of this entrance hall of the Apartment Hotel Kaiser Karl in Bonn. They add some charme and character to the hall and they clearly give the mission to the visitors, that this is not a simple business place but a house with personality and individuality.
View to the inviting seating corner
The Breakfast place with Wood 2
Another corner – old mirror accompanied by two paintings
If you are in Bonn, feel free to visit the hotel. The staff will be happy to show you my paintings. You will find more in a permanent exhibition of paintings by me on the souterrain. I found this photos and hotel information at Hotel.com Kaiser-Karl-Apartmenthotel