I paint what touches me most. Something in my life or in the world around me that moves me deeply. It may be joy, like the extraordinary bond between mother and child or it may be the sadness and pain of growing up in a time after the war like I did. Just painting what I feel brings me more in touch with who I am, my emotions, and helps me process what I might not otherwise understand or memories and thoughts I might not be able to let go of any other way. Whatever feelings come through as I sit down to paint, I let them flow from the brush to the canvas without judgment or fear.
If you want to find your artist inner voice, Frau Legler is your best choice. You can go with any level of experience. I mean, really any, and I mean including zero experience and zero talent and she will show you how your talent is there somewhere, even if you don't know it. There is no criticism, no micromanagement, just guidance and encouragement. To me - she trusted me more than I trusted myself. And that was tremendously helpful. She has an absolutely gorgeous little studio, a very pleasant environment to bring onto the surface any artistic feeling. There is an European flair in the studio and the lessons and there is far more depth in this lady than her website shows. Best teacher you'd want!