Gudrun Bartels was born in the Hanseatictown Bremen.
She finished astudy of art at the university ofGöttingen, she lives and worksas a free lance artist in Friedland.
With numerous exhibitions inGermany and abroad, her artwere presented. She travelled toPortugal for the first time in 1975and has returned since then many
times. She spends two to threemonths of the year in the Algarve.
The impressions of the sceneries,the wildlife, the forest of natureand the Portuguese culture can befound in her pictures. The imagesof the exhibition „PortugiesischeImpressionen“ have originatedmostly on site during the last threeyears.
These are results of inspirationsfrom nature and culture,graphic pattern Azulejos andsunny color impressions. The artistworks with acrylic colors whichshe combines with pastel chalks,pigments and different materials.
The pictures shall wake a feelingfor space and width, painting onthe borderline between order andchaos.
Gudrun Bartels tries toarrange new natural structures, sothat a new language of symbolscan originate.