Christine Seifert

Christine Seifert's work is as interesting and diverse as her life. She was born in Bamberg in 1954 and the family moved to a coffee farm on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro near Moshi, Tanzania, in 1957. Her school days at Loreto Convent M'songari, Nairobi, came to an end in 1973. Simultaneously the farm was nationalised, urging the family to return to Germany.

After having resided in South Africa, southern Germany, Switzerland and southern Spain, Christine settled back in Germany in 1992. She has never forgotten the 'Africa' surrounding her youth. In recent years she has made several trips back there and while on safari, she has filled numerous sketchbooks with her impressions of that wonderful and exciting diverse part of Africa: Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Mt. Meru and Zanaibar.

These profound observations have given way to paintings and screens in oil, watercolour and ink. Her watercolour and ink and oil paintings are usually laid on to linen canvas, which lends a very unique and special feeling to her paintings.