Biography of Helga Graf

I live in Gmunden/Upper Austria and I started with painting in 2006. Since this time I do it intensively and develop my skill and knowledge.
From my beginning I prefer the figurative painting, use warm and strong colors and the vital compositions are typical for my works.
I greatly prefer to paint people and beside portraits I like to show them in their daily life. Mostly I take a photo first and then I create the person or  the situation painterly to  canvas, in my way, how I see it and what seems  important for me. So I produce artworks with great spontaneity and intensity.
Beside my love for painting one can see my interest in people, their way of life and their fates too.
For all that the multitude of my travels through different countries in Europe, Africa and Asia offers me the necessary motives.