Playing with light, fibres and secrets...

Hello from Vienna! I am the only Austrian artist who specialises in creating wet and needle felted paintings. My approach is the fusion of Crafts (felting is an ancient textile process, believed to be the oldest form in existence), and Arts. In this context, fibers can be defined as the painting medium, complying with many of the rules relating to visual arts.

I call my work Sustainable Art - paintings from renewable resources gained without animal suffering.

Originally, I'm a studied biologist and had my own medical translation business for many years. Now I'm working as a professional textile artist and have become a member of the organisation 'Berufsvereinigung der Bildenden Kuenstler Oesterreichs'.

My feltmaking journey began in 2014 just out of curiosity. I was instantly drawn to the natural materials, fascinated by the endless options and knew that this was ideal medium to express myself.

Since then I've been constantly exploring the magic of light and texture, largely influenced by Claude Monet and William Turner, and the works of felt artists Moy Mackay and Susan Mulcock.

I'm steadily enhancing my knowledge and skills by attending classes of worldwide renowned fiber artists  (Charlotte Sehmisch, Molly Williams, Wendy Bailye, Fiona Duthie, Deb Koesters), but also for painting and mixed media. Everything is then set into context with fiber art and often leads to innovative combinations, processes and results.

My feltworks are featured in many magazines, won prices at competitions and are collected worldwide.

As of 2023, I have taken part in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Austria and abroad, and have also successfully co-organized a few events.

Together with my husband and a bunch of cats, I live partly in Vienna, the beautiful capital of Austria, and partly in a wild rose garden in Lower Austria.

Exhibitions

2024

02.07. - 08.08. Thick & Thin, Kivipankki galleria, Jämsä, FI

01.05. - 30.06. Magic Mushrooms, WienArtig, Vienna, A

10. 05. - 26.05. TOTGELIEBT – Galerie im Turm, Baden, A

ART-Award 2024 für Textilkunst, Galerie am Park, Vienna, A

a STAR is born, KreativRaum Galerie, Vienna, A

Land : schafft Denk : Raum, LANGENZERSDORF MUSEUM, Langenzersdorf, A

2023

Bulgarian Triennial of MINI TEXTILE, Sofia, BG

Voyage-mini textile art exhibition, Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä, FI

DREI LICHT SPIEL, ausstellungsraum, Vienna, A

Der rote Faden – Ein Gedankenfluss, Kunstsalon Schönbrunn im Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, A

2023 Prague International Art Exhibition, Prague, CZ

'Symphony of Flowers', KreativRaum Galerie, Vienna, A

2022

CraftArtFusion –  WOOL meets PLASTIC, Galerie am Park, Vienna, A

The New Artist - Third Edition, Boomer Gallery, London, UK

Felt Stained Glass International Exhibition, Galerie kabllo, Vienna, A

Felt Stained Glass International Exhibition at The Pearse Museum, Dublin, IE

2021

Ein Stück Textile Art Berlin in Wien, Galerie kabllo, Vienna, A

2019

CraftArtFusion –  Wool meets Paper (as FeltCanvas with Renee Armand), Galerie am Park, Vienna, A

#BeJane An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall, Meinls Rösthalle, Vienna, A
2016-2019

Annual Vienna Felting Festival, Vienna, A

Solo Exhibitions

2021

'Vom Spiel mit Licht, Fasern und Geheimnissen' ('A Dream of Light and Fibres'), Textile Art Berlin Online, D

2018

'…mit Wolle gemalt', Polyphoner Oikos, Vienna, A

Awards

2024

ART-Award 2024 for Textile Art, Finalist

2022

Wir WOLLEn KUNSTSTOFF, Galerie am Park, Vienna, Austria: 3. Place in public voting for 'Beware'

2020

'I Like' Gallery Ring, USA - Best in Show for 'Summertime'

2019

'Water', Gallery Ring, USA, Crystal Award of Merit for 'Dance of the Eagle Rays'

'Open', Gallery Ring, USA, Emerald Award (3rd place) for 'Cat in Monet's Garden'

2018

'Creative Inspiration', Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA, 3rd place for 'Tiffany Spring Flowers'

2017

Wraptious Autumn Competition, UK (Shortlist of 12)

Works in Juried Online-Exhibitions

2020

'I Like', Gallery Ring, USA

2019

'Black & White:, Art Room Gallery, USA

9th Annual 'Figurative' 2019 Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Flora & Fauna', Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA

'Water', Gallery Ring, USA

'Open', Gallery Ring, USA

2018

ARTBOX.PROJECT New York 1.0, New York, USA

'Animals', Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Landscapes', Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Water', Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, USA

555 Special Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Black and White', Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, USA

'Waterscapes', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'Nature', Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Creative Inspiration', Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA

2017

'Waterscapes', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'Animal Kingdom', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'The Natural World', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'Nature', Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

'Seasons', Fusion Art Gallery, USA

'Blue', Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, USA

'Landscapes, Cityscapes & Interiors', Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA

Press

2024

Felt Matters 154

Official catalogie Bulgarian Triennial of MINI TEXTILE

2023

Official catalogue VOYAGE

FUN 80

FUN 79

Felt Matters 151

2022

FUN 73

FUN 76

Official catalogue Felt Stained Glass International Exhibition

Official catalogue The New Artist - Third Edition

Official catalogue Wir WOLLEn KUNSTSTOFF

2021

Textile Art Magazine

FUN 72

2020

FUN 66

Felt Matters 138

Felt Matters 139

Felt Matters 140

2019

Who's Who in Visual Art: Artisans, Craftspeople & Designers (Art Domain Whois)

Official catalogue Wir WOLLEn PAPIER

Felt Matters 136

FUN 65

2018

FUN 57

Heute, 2018-09-27

FUN 61

Felt Matters 133

2017

FUN 53

Felt Matters 126

Felt Matters 129

2016

FUN 52

Memberships

Berufsvereinigung der Bildenden Künstler Österreichs, A

European Textile Network (ETN), A

International Feltmakers Association, UK

Finnish Felt Association Filtti, FI