Christa Friedl

Christa Friedl

Christa Friedl

Born in Vienna in 1955, married, one son

My preference has always been to put impressions and sensations on paper. I expanded my artistic perspectives in watercolor, oil and acrylic painting at workshops and classes  from well-known artists in Europe and in the United States

Since 2002, I have participated in several art exhibitions in Austria, including two solo exhibitions at Castle Rosenau and Castle Rothschild, along with  shows in Punta Gorda, Florida.   Living part of the year in Europe ( Vienna)  and part in the US ( Florida ),  I try to express the beauty that I see around me.

I like plein-air painting most. The colors, the atmosphere are exceptional when painting on location. Each painting is a new opportunity to explore and learn and is like a new journey. It is very meditative, a peaceful time, a time of deep concentration. It is also alone time and nothing seems as important as the motive I am focusing on. I like painting watercolors and oils equally.

Illustrations from my private collection can be found in both Europe and America.

2009 Artist Award in Punta Gorda / Port Charlotte – Florida
2011 winner of a poster competition
2012 Solo show in castle Rosenau/ Austria
2013 Merit Award VAC Center – Punta Gorda/ Florida
2013 Solo show in castle Rotschild /Austria
2013 participating in several Plein Air competitions in Florida
2014 Second Price in the Annual Show in Arcadia/Florida
2014 Art of the River Show in Arcadia/Florida
2014 Art View Vienna
2014 Fort Myers Beach Paint Out, Judson Guerilla Painter  Merit Award
2014 Arcadia Paint Out, People´s Choice Award
2014 Illusions , Bologna, Italy