We are an international multicultural group, all fascinated by artistic creation using diverse media. The current exhibition brings together different facets of artwork in paintings, painted ceramics andhandmade jewellery. Below are a short introduction of artists and their work:
Susan Al-Taie was born in England and lived in Japan and the Middle East for a number of years before she moved to Austria. Art and Handicraft has always been her hobby, working on jewellery and leather before she started her passion for aquarelle painting, which she will be exhibiting here.
Elisabeth Bittner, born and educated in Vienna, does unique bead crochet jewellery design – necklaces, beaded ball necklaces, earrings, and tassel earrings - inspired by the Wiener Werkstätte, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. She started her work in 2008, which has now become her passion. Colour is a fundamental element in her work and all pieces of jewellery are designed and handcrafted by her and are either one-of-a-kind or limited-edition pieces.
Rana Dionot-Ilbegi was born in Iran, grew up and studied in England, before working for an international organisation in Vienna. Her love for ceramic painting started in a mill in ‘Niederösterreich’. That was more than 20 years ago. Her style reflects her international background.
Tim Hind, is an Australian artist who moved to Vienna in 1991 to pursue a career with the ORF as a radio announcer. Following a massive stroke that resulted in brain injury and aphasia (loss of speech), and partial right-side paralysis, Tim was no longer able work. He started painting as a means of therapy which unleashed his hidden talent with brush and canvas. His first paintings focused on dot forms – or aboriginal style – art, but as his skill blossomed, he began to explore other genres of the art. His paintings now include aboriginal works, abstracts, still life, landscapes and portraits.
Brigitta Matzke was born in Sweden, grew up in South Africa, and has lived in Austria since 1962. She started working with various pottery techniques in 1997, among them Raku, and has been painting traditional patterns from Bohemia, Romania, Italy and Austria. She has exhibited in various places in Vienna and Lower Austria.
Michèle Karbassioun was born and educated in England. She has lived and worked for several years in Austria, as well as France, Switzerland and Iran. Her travels to countries like Australia, Brazil, China, India, Italy, North Africa, and USA is reflected in her paintings. She has had many exhibitions, and a number of her works are in private hands in Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Venezuela, and USA.
Sharon Ratheiser from England has lived in Austria since 1968 and has taken a number of art classes in acrylics, oils, chalk pastels, pencil, charcoal, and water colour. She creates a wide variety of works in different media comprising mainly landscapes, still life, portraits and nudes.
Jill Tobin studied interior design after which she spent many happy years painting ceramics in the Italian Renaissance Style. In past years, she discovered her passion for painting with pastels and in this exhibition she will display some of my latest works.