.A SPOT OF RED at the MENIER GALLERY
by the ESPACIO ARTISTS
a London-based group of artists with cultural links around the world.
Elke Counsell says of her work 'those who see my paintings can have their own ideas as to how a picture could develop'. She aims at 'the not-quite-finished look'.
The artist was born in Berlin in 1939 and life was not straightforward. She lived for a time in the village of Muhlberg and played in this orchard. Muhlberg is next to Wechmar, a village notable for being the home of the Bach family of musicians and composers.
The work above is an expression of a new kind of personal exploration, for having worked as a translator, she is now a very successful illustrator of children's books (one of my favourites is Springy Jane written by Alexander McCall Smith).Below are some examples of her witty and delightful work.