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


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!
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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
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.


Visiting Art: Antonio Yesa, a very actuell memory – eine ganz aktuelle Erinnerung – un recuerdo muy reciente

Last friday I visited the Galeria del Arte Mirel Markarian in Fuengirola to see the works of an artist friend: Antonio Yesa . 

I got to know Antonio last year, when we had the pleasure to be invited with the fabulous Dibujo Fuengirola/Mijas Group  to his studio. We learned a lot ablout his work, enjoyed his hospitality and had a lot of fun. This was my first opportunity to get in touch with his art and some of his smaler objects and his way of playing with floral and other nature inspired forms, but here at the Galeria I found a full  series of metallic sculptures that – as far as I understood – have as a theme releationship. Mostly the relationship between some bio-amorphe figures,  hinting at living creatures, like plants and trees and snakes as well as some immortal objects. These about 20 cm high objects, mostly from stainless steel together with other materials,  show lightness and stability in one. There is a tenderness and delicateness about them and a strong symbolism about relationship.  While we can admire in the Galeria these fine and tiny works, there are other big urban works to admire in many cities: Benalmadena, Málaga, Arroyo de la Miel, Alhaurín de la Torre and also in the museo de Zwickau, Germany. Being attracted to nature and mirroring it with bio-amorphe figures seems to be one thread in the artwork of the Cadiz born, now Malaga sculpturer.

You can see this exhibiton until the beginning of July. Exact dates can be found on the website of the Galeria ( See above).

Seeing these sculptures, the wonderful and joyful event last year at the studio of Antonio Yesa comes back to my memory! It was a great day to see the artists´ place, learn about his work , and enjoy the atmosphere of the studio and the group!

Thank you Susi Marquez for giving life to the Dibujo Fuengirola/Mijas Group and Antonio Yesa for having us all! Thank you Mirel for showing us his work in the nice Galeria!

Bilder einer Ausstellung- cuadros de una exposición

Eine spanisch-englisch-deutsch-holländisch-belgisch-schweizerische Gesellschaft hatte sich zur “Inauguration” meiner ersten Ausstellung in Spanien bei MR.ROHS versammelt. Es war ein wunderbarer Abend mit Bildern, Musik, Wein, Tapas und vielen Gesprächen. Nur das Interview mit TV Mijas wurde nicht geführt, weil mein Spanisch nicht reichte!  Ich hoffe, dass dieses schöne Erlebnis und ein neuer Platz zum Malen die Acrylfarben wieder in den Mittelpunkt rückt….

It was an international group with Spanish, English, Dutch, Swiss and Belgium visitors and friends, that made the inauguration of my first Spanish exhibition at MR.ROHS a great event for me. It was an fantastic evening with the paintings,music, wine, Tapas and a lot of discussions. Though the interview with TV only consists of pictures, my Spanish was not rich enough to answer questions! I hope, that this wonderful event and a new place for painting will give a new chance to the acrylic paint….