Angelika's artistic journey began as a very young child, and it is still a passionate journey. German born, Angelika grew up in Australia. After studying for an associate diploma in Art and Craft at TAFE in Adelaide in 1983, began teaching painting, drawing and ceramics at TAFE in Adelaide. As well as conducting private classes.
Angelica established mainly as a portrait artist, but also had several solo and group shows there before moving to Sydney in 1995. Painting many prominent people, including Dame Roma Mitchell, politicians and jockeys, and famous race horses. It was a portrait of Colin Hayes the horse trainer, with his favourite horse that won the Packer’s award at the Archibald Exhibition in 1993. That painting is now hanging in Lindsay Park.
Angelika likes to travel and paint in different environments, and sometimes will simply be inspired by music or an emotion that she wishes to express.
Because Angelika's background is in portraiture and life drawing, often the landscape impressions will meld with figures and faces, layering images to give meaning to a painting.
Colour is important, believing it influences our lives on many levels Angelika has studied colour in many ways over the years and this allows her to work intuitively with colour and the concepts of yin and yang, which are echoed in the strong relationship contrasting in her work.
Constantly exploring watercolours, pastels, oils, acrylics and mixed media, and enjoying them all, exhibiting regularly in Sydney as well as in Adelaide. Angelika's work has been featured in the Artist’s Palette magazine. Having won over 50 prizes in various art shows since 1983, 21 of these were 1st prizes, including the Packer’s award at the Archibald in 1993.
Angelika began teaching at the Castle Hill Art Society in 1997, and likes to introduce various media to her students.
Angelika still enjoys doing figurative work and drawing but also likes to move toward abstraction from time to time, and my travels have provided me with inspiration for landscape and other subjects. Living and working in Sydney, and also having a retreat with studio at Hill End, Angelika finds the area inspirational for painting as well as having an annual workshop there.
With regular workshops and demonstrations in and around Sydney as well as interstate and overseas, Angelika also takes portrait and other commissions.
For more, you can have a look at Angelika's website www.angelikaerbsland.com
Everyone is welcome to join us for this special evening with Angelika demonstrating, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.
7.30pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)
Entry $5 MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) Enquiries Sharron ph 4572 5580