Inside the Studio

Anna Schueler

What are the major themes you pursue in your work?
My paintings are created from an attempt to capture the unknown that moves us. I want to make the invisible, visible. I may feel inspired by a situation, a landscape, or a feeling, but my major theme is nature in all of its aspects and facets. I am inspired by the energies that surround us and that make us feel part of nature and everything. This is what I try to capture in my art. I am focused on abstract painting. This is the best way for me to let things flow and work with the canvas and the paint.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
The best advice I received is pretty simple. Do what you love, work hard, and never give up!

Prefer to work with music or in silence?
I prefer to work in silence, except when I work specifically to music that really touches my soul. In this case, the music becomes the theme of my art, such as in the paintings that I created to the beautiful music of Jeff Beck.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
This is easy! I would have “Spring” by Heinrich Vogeler.

Who are your favorite writers?
Heinrich Boll, Hermann Hesse, and Haruki Murakami.