Five questions to Tina Kercher

Five questions to Tina Kercher

Tina Kercher is a self-taught artist from Braunschweig, Germany. Life has brought her to painting and shape and inspire the artist daily. With her large format paintings she captures smiling faces and takes them to the studio to create new work.

How did you get into art?

Art somehow came to me. My whole family is (was) very creative and talented at drawing. At school I did pretty well in art classes and even had little “exhibitions” of paintings in the school hallway. Later I spontaneously became enthusiastic about acrylic painting, and still do to this day! Working in your own studio is of course something particularly beautiful. Thank you to my art teacher for his motivation.

How would you describe your style? What makes your art special?

I admit it, I can't paint realistically. I admire this in everyone who can do this. That's not the case for me. That's why I really like being abstract and love experimenting with my favorite colors. So my style is abstract. And my art is loved for being completely positive and motivating. Everyday life, the problems in this world - just paint over them with a few brush strokes and let the sun in. This is my motif for painting.

How do you go about developing your work?

I don't really plan my work. Most of the time this happens purely intuitively. Sometimes I feel like small pictures, sometimes huge ones. After a photo tour of our botanical garden it can be flowers, and after stressful days the picture becomes a longer process that has a therapeutic effect on me. The explanation is that it is simply the form of the day and the mood that creates the image.

Who or what influences you? 

People and nature influence me. The more positive and friendly my environment is, the more beautiful my pictures will be. That makes so much difference. Of course, social media is also pure inspiration for me in my daily life. In my opinion, this makes us creatives even more creative.

What are you planning to do next?

This is exciting for me too. At the moment I love getting my hands into textured paste, coloring it and making it beautiful with patterns. This only emerged this year and is developing more and more. There are so many great things to do, I don't even know where to start. And then there is photography...