Gerlinde Amei Wöllmer

Escape Acrylic & Sand on Canvas 8” x 8”

Gerlinde Amei Wöllmer’s abstract canvases translate the natural landscape of her environment into cheerful explorations of both texture and color. Wöllmer often combines materials such as baked dry pigment, sand, and chalk with acrylic paint that imbues her paintings with autographic tactility. Works such as Escape (2014) marry contrasting earth tones with grainy surfaces that evoke the tranquility of the artist’s surroundings. Although abstract, the artist incorporates organic shapes and coarse lines within her works that recall elements of nature, such as tree branches and coastal grasslands. Wöllmer also gleans much of her inspiration from music, as well as the process of her practice. She explains: “The process of painting empowers me, and I sense this feeling is also conveyed to viewers who seem moved by my work.”öllmer.aspx