I was born in Vienna in 1972. Even as a teenager I liked to draw, preferably during school lessons, not exactly to the delight of my teachers. At the age of 19 I moved to Innsbruck, where I met my husband, with whom I have 2 wonderful children. I never went to art school, so I count myself as a so-called self-taught artist. Even at the age of 21, depression and panic attacks were a part of my life. No matter what I tried, they just stubbornly stuck by my side. I started painting with acrylics around the age of 30 and mostly creates works depicting women from a very worldly point of view. 2010 was the turning point in my life. My panic attacks were at their peak and there wasn't much reason for me to move on. In desperation I cried out to God, "If you are real, please come, I need you!" He came, healed, gave new life! I stopped painting because my pictures were no longer compatible with my "new life". I spent the first 10 years studying the Bible. I knew nothing about God and had a lot of catching up to do. I learned to hear his voice, to trust him, and to follow him. God restored me completely and completely healed me from depression and panic attacks. When God spoke to me to pick up the paintbrush again, I followed His call. Now that I know my worth in Christ, I can also paint the worth and beauty of others. Now paint for his honor, let him inspire me, guide me and see the world through his eyes. One of the main characteristics of my paintings is to make them look "old". It often takes me a long time to prepare the canvas with tissue paper, structure paste and glue. Only when she has reached a certain "shabby style" does the actual painting begin.
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Jedida The Art of Sark
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