Priya C.Link
curriculum vitae

1965 born in hamburg, germany
1984-'85

ecole martenot, private art school, paris ~ specialising in life drawing and portraits "at ecole martinet I was encouraged to consider a career as an artist. one particular sentence of my teacher remains with me: 'a piece of art should always convey a soul' "

1985-'86 victoria and albert museum, london ~ diploma course, fine and decorative arts. "before taking up painting full time I wanted to gain a background in the history of art"
1986-'89

byam shaw school of art, london ~ diploma course in fine arts. "we had a very successful end of year show in which I sold my first painting: 'carry me along oh roads' "

summer '89 hamburg ~ teacher of intuitive painting, yoga and meditation. "after my training I moved back to hamburg to earn money for my long dreamed of trip to india"
1990 india, shri lanka & thailand ~ a journey of meditation and inspiration. "after 7 hours of meditation each day paintings were flowing out of my hands effortlessly"
1994

hamburg ~ Priya met Shan Fan, a chinese artist who had an important influence on her work."Shan Fan taught me about assymmetrical compositions and the value of emptiness alongside strong activity. Recently when he saw my work he was very pleased to see how I had incorporated his teachings of reduction"

may 1996

birth of daughter lisabel. " when lisabel was born both my sense of direction and the depth of my work increased "

 

1997-'98 moves to byron bay, australia."in byron bay I have found an environment where my creativity and my soul feel fully nourished. This is the culmination of a search of eight years"
march '99 opens the 'Dancing Brush Studio' in mullumbimby industrial estate."my dream of having a large enough studio to share with other artists has become reality "
 

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