I started folk art painting in Switzerland in 1965, and painted for 3 years, I did not have much knowledge of the style and it wasn`t until 1990 when I emigrated to Australia that I really began to learn about the techniques of folk art.  Over the years workshops with many artists left a great impression on me including  Enid Hoessinger,  Merope Mills, Julie Nelson Kelly, Jan Shaw, Lorraine Summerville. I attended the 1996 and 1999 conventions in Nashville and the Wichita. and have enjoyed several workshops in Australia with American artists through National Paint Away.

 I am more of a traditional painter and also love painting in oils. But I always return to Enid's multiloading technique which I think I have mastered quite  well, that was the inspiration to write a book "Simply Classical" published by Viking Publications  and released January 2003


In 1997 I completed a German/English translation of Swiss artist Sonja Wullschleger's book on Wismut painting, a style which I have mastered. I won first prize in traditional Folkart at the 1998 Royal Melbourne Show.


Regards
 

Heidi.