When the Canmore, Alberta, artist Claudia Schellenberg hikes through the forests and up the mountains in the Canadian Rockies she feels free, happy and part of nature. In her paintings she wants to share her passion with you and brings the outdoors into your living room with her art work. Her camera, an old Nikon D70, is always with her to catch the extraordinary scenes, flowers or wildlife. Her paintings are done in watercolours, acrylic, oil or pastel and lately she worked on some abstract pieces where she could play with colours, shapes and textures.
Enjoy looking through the large inventory on her website. Maybe you get to love one of her paintings and want to bring her passion into your home.
In Switzerland where Claudia grew up she enjoyed hiking the Swiss Alps, walking through forests and over fields with her parents and brother in different seasons. Fall was her favourite season because she could stroll through all the golden leaves that got blown around and gathered under trees. Sports and art classes were her favourite subjects in school.
Claudia didn’t start her art career with a degree in art like her brother did. He is an artist as well and has his own studio and gallery in Zurich. In 1983 Claudia started an apprenticeship in house painting and enjoyed colours that way. She worked in that trade for 13 years until her son was born. Even now she has still some private contracts in her husband’s woodworking business South Face Design Ltd.
Art was always a part of Claudia’s family. Not only her brother is an artist, also her grandfather was an artist as well as a house painter. And her parents have a good hand at painting and crafting.
Enjoying Birdwood Lake (2390m) in Kananaskis Country.