"Color fascinates me. Each painting begins with a range of colors that seduce me into the symphony. Paintings unfold from the space of curiosity and wonder, be it abstract, floral or visionary. I move beyond the image that I see with my physical eyes allowing the inner world to flow into my creation."
Bettina Madini is a contemporary European artist and designer who combines luscious color and expressive motion in her paintings and fashion accessories. Born in Berlin, she spent time in the Corporate World before laying the groundwork for her artistic breakthrough in Luxembourg in1992, when she joined the Conservatory of Music and, shortly after, the Ecole d’Art Contemporain.
Bettina studied Fine Art in Luxembourg at the Ecole d'Art Contemporain with Jean-Marc Tosello, and in New York City at the National Academy of Fine Art and Design with Susan Shatter, Sharon Sprung, Henry Finckelstein and Wolf Kahn. Her search for expressive color and light has led her on a journey across different painting media that are universes to her.
Her body of work encompasses watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and silk painting. In 2018, she launched her own line of Wearable Art labeled ‘Magical Bodies.’
Bettina's paintings can be found in corporate and private collections in Europe, Australia, Canada, China and the United States.
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