My first exhibition in Germany will be in Landshut which is a charming medieval city very close to Munich. I spent three months last year and three weeks this past February drawing and painting in this city. People have asked my why I didn’t travel to more places while I was in Europe. My answer was that I wanted to stay focused and dig deep in one place. This is exactly what I have done with Landshut and it has now paid off with this upcoming exhibit.
The exhibition will be in the Röcklturm (Tower) which has three floors available to display art. It is actually part of the remaining wall that once surrounded the entire city as a form of protection from invaders. The Röckiturm was built to give soldiers a defensive advantage. Speaking of towers, Landshut also has the largest brick tower in the world with Saint Martin’s Church right at the center of the old city proper which took 100 years to build finished in 1500. The Literary Cafe is on the first floor and provides a great built in . flow of traffic to the exhibition space above.
Working with Claudia Spegele
I met Claudia last September when I was painting on the edge of the forest in her village of Vilsheim. We became quick friends and the more. Claudia is working along with me to develop this exhibition in the Röckiturm this summer. She is German and speaks excellent German and English and is connected to a good network of friends in the area. This exhibition would not even be happening without her help which I am very thankful for.
Have me make you a painting
The above painting was done for my friend Sam who lives in Grand Rapids Michigan. I was commissioned to create six paintings for people back home. This was a nice way to both help cover my expenses and export Bavarian culture back home. If you would like to participate like Sam go here and pick out the option that suits you. Join Claudia and I and lets do this together!