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"Amber Castle, Courtyard"
Feature Artist Bio
Christa Friedl - Amber Castle, Courtyard (watercolor detail)
Christa Friedl - Above the Fog (oil)
Christa Friedl - Sunken Shrimper at Navigator, Florida (watercolor0
Christa Friedl - Before a Thunder (watercolor)
Christa Friedl - Cafe Schwarzenberg, Vienna (watercolor)
Christa Friedl - Where the Sun Comes Through (watercolor)
Christa Friedl - Historic El Jobean Grand Hotel (watercolor)
Christa Friedl - Castle Chamber on attersee (watercolor)
Christa Friedl - Last Tracks (oil)
Christa Friedl - Birch Trees in the Wintertime (watercolor)
Christa Friedl - Sunset Everglades (oil)
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO https://christafriedl.com/about
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by Austrian painter
Christa Friedl (Born 1955 in Vienna, Austria).
Christa Friedl´s exposure to arts came at an early age. In 1962, at the age of 7, she entered an Austrian art contest and the illustration of a fairy tale won First Prize. The medium was poster paint and the canvas was a piece of cardboard. The painting was hung in the Vienna City Hall and an article appeared in a Vienna´s newspaper. From that time on she never stopped painting and expressed her feelings through art.
She attended the artistic community college in Vienna for four years and took part in advanced workshops of respected European and American artists, to expand her artistic perspective. This also includes a rigorous course of independent study reading many books on drawing and painting.
In 2001 she met Prof. Albert Hoffmann, a famous Austrian artist. Through his teachings and mentoring over the years she discovered her famous mediums watercolor, for its looseness and transparency and oil painting “alla prima” for its spontaneity and rhythm of brushwork. Both mediums are excellent for painting outside, in the French “Plein Air” tradition.
The Impressionist painters like Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and John Singer Sargent have influenced her work, as well as Franz Bischoff, William Reese, Nicolai Fechin and Sergei Bongart.
Since 2014 she has run her own gallery and studio in downtown Vienna and teaching workshops in the studio but also outside in plein air tradition.
Christa Friedl´s work is represented by Atkinsky, Illes Balleare, Spain;
Fantastic Art Shop, Vienna, Austria; Galerie-le-art, Langenzersdorf, Austria and Creation's Gallery Inc., Punta Gorda, Florida.
She is a Member of the Professional Association of Austrian artists; Co-head of the International Watercolor Association in Austria; Member of the “Lightchasers”, Southwest Florida, and a Member of the Peace River Painters, Florida.
Recent Events and Awards
- Fort Myers Paint the Beach - 1st place (E.D. division)
- Arcadia Paint-Out - 2nd place
- IWS Watercolor Group Show, Vietnam
- IWS Watercolor Group Show, Mexico
- Solo Show - Castle Rosenau, Waldviertel, Austria
- ART Innsbruck, Austria
- Arcadia Paint-Out - Merit Award
- Fort Myers Sundowner - First Place
- Kitz Art Award, Third Place - Austria
- "Just Water" Group Exhibition - Prof. Association of Austrian Artists, Vienna
- Solo Show - Retz, Austria
- Solo Show, Castle Rosenau - Waldviertel, Austria
January 6, 2018
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Christa Friedl (Born 1955)
“Living part of the year in Europe (Vienna) and part in the US (Florida) I try to express the beauty that I see around me. The excitement of the change of seasons and the elusiveness of nature are what inherently draw me to paint plein air landscapes.
To catch a special moment of a day is an on-going exploration of emotion and mood, of color and light during my painting process. I believe that a successful painting has a certain rhythmic and lyrical quality. ”