Twilight. Towering slate cliffs. Twisted old oaks. Somewhere, flocks of wild sheep are hiding. Crack! Stomping! Crap! I only have seconds to catch a glimpse of their majestic motion. If only their horns and muscles would glow like fireflies. If only they would freeze in their action like boulders. If only they would stay.
Hi there! I am Katja, a hiker through rocky landscapes, hunter of passing movement, self-taught painter of massive bucks with fragile appearance. I was born in 1983 in the mountains of Almaty (Kazakhstan). In the early 90s, I immigrated to Germany with my parents and two sisters. After numerous moves to Hamburg, Potsdam and Frankfurt am Main I finally settled down in the Taunus Slate Mountains not far from the big city. This place is not only the location of my studio it is also the inspiration for my current motifs. Which boost or redefine the eccentricity and boldness of nature with geometric forms, straight lines, and a pastel color palette that seems fixed but expands with each art piece.