I’m Silke, a 47 year old artist living in the countryside north of Berlin. Some people might call this place the end of the world but it’s a beautiful spot, there’s a large forest behind our house and a lovely lake nearby. I live here with my husband and our daughters, two cats and 3 chickens (Martha, Kiki and Rita). In spring, the nearby fields are full of cranes.
As well as making large-size woodcuts and line drawings I do commissioned illustrations for various clients such as book publishers, magazines and companies.
In 2016 I began doing daily drawings that were related to a certain theme. I felt I needed a bit more regular practice, just like musicians practise their instrument every day.
I post the pictures on instagram because I love connecting with artists from all over the world through their artwork. I have now built up a very inspiring, supportive and regular exchange with some of them, which I enjoy a lot. A couple of years ago, we started meeting up for „creative weekends“ and I am planning to give workshops in the coming years.
I also run regular pottery nights with my local friends that are not really about pottery but more about mutual support and inspiration. Well, at least I managed to make one mug that I actually use!
Next weekend I would have invited you all round for our annual open studio.
I’m very sad this won’t take place due to covid19. That’s why I decided to run an „online open studio“ week and show you what I’m doing out here! You are all very welcome to ask whatever you want to know.
|Das bin ich! // Hello, that's me!|
|Blick aus meinem Atelier // View from my studio|
|Offenes Atelier 2018 // Open Studio 2018|
|Seerosen, 2015. Acryl auf Sperrholzschnitt, 80 x 83 cm.|
|Vollmond, 2019 (Detail). Acryl auf Sperrholzschnitt, 170 x 127 cm.|
|Tuschezeichnungen / Inkdrawings. Covergestaltung: Barbara Thoben|
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