Christine Heitler was born in Vienna, Austria. A professional painter since 1998, Christine attended evening classes for fine art in Vienna and completed her Masters at the Art Summer Academy of Venice, Italy. She has also enjoyed participating in several workshops with recognized artists.
Christine’s oeuvre contains intuitive and experimental fine art; mostly influenced by her experiences from worldwide travel. Her impressions and communication with a diverse range of people from different countries and cultures means she is able to create outstanding artworks. For example, a series of works were dedicated to the life and momentum of volcanoes. Others have contained inspiration from Egypt, Brazil, and the region of Andalusia (Spain).
Christine works with acrylic colors on canvas. During the creative process, colors are mixed with wood dust and sand, which leads to the distinctive and strong structures within her works.
In recent years Christine’s works of art have been shown in a series of personal and group exhibitions in Vienna, Salzburg, Linz and abroad in Leipzig, Germany and Venice, Italy. Selected works of Christine’s have also been shown at the Kunstmesse Salzburg.
For Christine, painting means liberation from strictly following rules; there are no regulations or parameters. Christine’s artworks show her openness to new experiences. These thoughts were the origin of her career as an artist. Christine’s experimental painting technique of adding different textures to her paint opened a plethora of possibilities for her to express power and hidden fantasies on her canvas. Christine sometimes withholds the title of a painting in order to encourage imagination and spark fantasy within the viewer. This removes any potential associative limitations imposed on the viewer and they are able to contemplate the paintings freely – experiencing them in their own head. Nevertheless there is a legend to each picture.
The debate with different points of view of a painting is origin for new inspiration. Christine’s inspiration comes from journeys and conversations. She opens her mind and attempts to follow the thought patterns and feelings of the people she interacts with. Like an old face shows many wrinkles, her paintings show the sum of her being and experiences. In many of her pictures, one can see her positive outlook on life. Christine’s temperament and fantasies give distinction to her art.