Christa Friedl

Christa Friedl

My preference has always been to express my feelings and impressions trhough drawing and painting. I attended the artistic community college in Vienna and took part in advanced courses of European and American artists, to expand my artistic perspective. Intensiv study with Prof. Albert Hoffmann.

 

Living part of the year in Europe (Vienna) and part in the US (Florida) I try to express the beauty that I see around me. The excitement of the change of seasons and the elusiveness of nature are what inherently draw me to paint plein air landscapes. To catch a special moment of a day is an on-going exploration of emotion and mood, of color and light during my painting process. I am not afraid of trying new things and seeing each painting as an opportunity explore. Plein air painting is a wonderful way to be outside and to be totally connected to the subject. But I also enjoy studio painting.

 

I believe that a successful painting has a certain rhythmic and lyrical quality. I want my paintings to be an authentic expression of my heart and brain connection that comes through my creative process.

 

 

2009 Artist Award in Punta Gorda / Port Charlotte – Florida

2011 Winner of a poster competition for Austrian biggest street gallery

2012 Solo show at Schloss Rosenau

2012 show at the Golf Coast University- Department Punta Gorda, Florida, USA

2013  Merit Award – Visual Arts Center Punta Gorda, Florida, USA

2013 Show at Schloss Rothschild/ Reichenau an der Rax

2013 Paint Out Fort Myers Beach Gala Show, USA

2013 Paint Out Arcadia Show at the Chamber of Commerce

2014 2.place in Arcadia/Florida

2014 Fort Myers Beach Paint Out, Judson Guerilla Painter Merit Award

2014 Aracadia Paint out, People´s Choice Award

2014 Illusions, Bologna, Italy

2015 Plein Air Show, PGI, Florida, juried for the 1. place

2015 ART Innsbruck

2015 Watercolor Biennale in Lausanne, Switzerland

2015 Wine House

2015 Garden Gallery in Bad Ischl

 

 

Illustrations from my private collection can be found in both Europe and America.

 

 

Member of the professional association of Austrian Artists

Member of the "Lightchasers",  Southwestflorida, USA

Member of the "Peace River Painters"

 

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