What lies beneath the surface often reveals more than the obvious. In many cases it comes suddenly and unexpectedly and without having thought about it. That is the fascinating thing about abstract painting. The element of surprise when new views emerge that seem to have always been there. Like these koi suddenly appeared in the painting. Heike is a German painter based in Hamburg. Since more than 20 years, painting is an important part of her life. She has attend-ed numerous art classes and is always interested in developing herself in her art. Her favorite media are acrylic and gouache. However, she doesn’t want to commit herself to a single style. For her it is more exciting to work on several projects at the same time and to try out different techniques and themes. Because the best things often lie to the right and left of known paths.