Gabriele Esau

I am born in Neuenbürg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. From an early age, I loved painting and drawing as a means to represent my own fantasies, desires, and dreams.   I decided against the initially plan to study art because its contents did not meet my expectations and instead opted for a science degree. However, my passion for art was always present. I taught myself by training through books, museums visits, exchanges with other artists, and personal experience.   I initially drew pictures with color and graphite pencils and began working with oil painting in 2004.   The content of my images is determined by the artist’s fantasies, perceptions, life, and love for animals and nature.   For me, visual arts means an expression that starts where words are not enough and the camera can’t see anything. I want to make this visible through a realistic manner of painting. My genre is surrealism and fantastic realism and preferred media are oil paints and graphite.