Atelier Heike Gramckow

"I only want to paint things that touch the soul. Impressionists, especially Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Max Liebermann, have long been my favorite painters. Their use of color, light, and shadow, as well as the fact that their beautiful paintings broke with tradition, resonates with me.”

Early Morning Sail - Oil on canvas 30 x 20 in.

"Most months of the year I live in Arlington, Virginia, together with my husband Claus and a Labrador named Becca. The rest of the year I spend in Hamburg, Germany or traveling. I have a studio in both countries. I have painted from an early age but did not begin painting in earnest until my late 50's. After a successful career as a Lawyer, Researcher and International Justice Reform Expert that took me around the globe, I decided a more balanced, creative approach to life was needed. Since then I have painted with several well-known American artists, such as Diane Tessler, Ted Reed, Glen Kessler, Adrienne Wyman, Fred Markham, Jill Banks, and Patrick Kirwin. I also completed a certificate course in International Art History at the Smithsonian Institutes, am competing in plein air and other art competitions and work with different galleries in the Washington DC area.”

“Beautiful renditions of fleeting moments in space, Heike Gramckow’s paintings are balanced and soothing impressions of a landscape as much mesmerizing as ephemeral. The artist lives and works between Germany and the USA and holds a J.D. and Ph.D. in Law from the University of Hamburg.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

Morgen im Watt (Morning in the Mudflats) - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Alley in Roussilion - Pastel on card 9 x 12 in.
Waterford Market - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Evening on Wilson and Glebe - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.


This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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