About me

Mona Reimer

 

Born 1958. Biography

 

My name is Mona Reimer and I live in Osby in northern Skåne. I was born in 1958. My artistic ability (nature) was something I was born with. (Being an artist was something I was born with.) It was my father who encouraged me all along the way to develop my artistic ability (“artsy” side). In childhood it was mostly with blocks and crayons. In my teens he bought oil paints and canvases. We would take a trip out into the great outdoors with a picnic basket and paint supplies. We would sit together in front of the very same scene and paint, yet it is interesting how people perceive what we see around us - the same but distinctly different as well.

Years passed and I attended a couple of evening classes in oil painting. Somewhere along the way I went from oils to acrylics. The pigmentation is the same but the acrylic binder is different.

Acrylics dry much faster, thus making varnishing unnecessary. In 2002 I became a member of the Northern Skånska Artist’s Association. That same year I had my first exhibition in Visseltofta at Café Veabacken. From there it just rolled on, one thing after another. I take part in the year-round Nskg:s exhibition with the exception of the occasional pause which I sometimes need.

 

Inspiration

My name is Mona Reimer and I live in Osby in northern Skåne. I was born in 1958. My artistic ability was something I was born with. It was my father who encouraged me all along the way to develop my artistic ability. In childhood it was mostly with blocks and crayons. In my teens he bought oil paints and canvases. We would take a trip out into the great outdoors with a picnic basket and paint supplies. We would sit together in front of the very same scene and paint, yet it is interesting how people perceive what we see around us - the same but distinctly different as well.

Years passed and I attended a couple of evening classes in oil painting. Somewhere along the way I went from oils to acrylics. The pigmentation is the same but the acrylic binder is different.

Acrylics dry much faster, thus making varnishing unnecessary. In 2002 I became a member of the Northern Skånska Artist’s Association. That same year I had my first exhibition in Visseltofta at Café Veabacken. From there it just rolled on, one thing after another. I take part in the year-round Nskg:s exhibition with the exception of the occasional pause which I sometimes need.

 

 

Robins and Bicycles

Spring’s delicate greenery, Fall with all it’s warm colors, rocks by the sea, water in all forms, birds and animals – these are the things I love to paint. There are more pages, however, in my collection. Over the years certain features have stuck out. Robins are always somewhere in a painting. Bicycles, either part or whole, are in many. Beautiful, idealistic gardens, women out cycling, are some of my favorite themes. Now and again a still life has seen the light of day in my studio. Or sometimes a hen hitchhikes a ride on a bicycle rack and sometimes points at a hen amidst the stars and ends up in the treetops.

 

Enjoyment and Relaxation

My hope is that people find my art calming and peaceful and that some may find a bit of humor in some of them as well. It is a great pleasure and relaxation to paint. Time flies, as probably everyone who practices some sort of hobby knows.

 

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