Hi, My name is Christiane. I live with my daughter and two dogs in a beautiful town in Southwest Germany and create under my pseudonym MAARTA. I feel attracted to nature and animals and I love long walks in the woods and the fields. Drawing and designing are great ways for me to relax and bring my mind „down“. Creativity and creative work, crafting, books, music and color upheave my life with the sense of meaning and relating.
I learned the first drawing principles from my father who was an interior designer, while my mother oftentimes took me to art exhibitions. In these years I was fascinated by Michelangelo, Jugendstil, Escher and Magritte. The influences of all these backgrounds are unmistakable to be found in my drawings and design.