Tell me a little about yourself.
My name is Anika. I am born and raised in Germany and all my relatives and family still live there. I am married to an American. I came to the USA during an exchange program of my University, then did several internships in the same city in the USA and met my now husband during that time. I have a degree in architecture, but work currently as an architectural CAD technician until my German degree is accredited.I love animals, particularly horses and dogs and own one of each.I crafted, painted etc since I can remember. I just love to do it!I also love fantasy art, books and movies.
A friend of mine who does a lot of crafting made also Ukrainian Eggs. I found the intricate work very fascinating and asked her on one occasion if she could show me how to do that. She showed me and gave me books that she learned from. I have used eggs in my art in different variations ever since.
Anika sells her paintings on canvas too. This is called "Abstract Lighthouse". I chose this one because I could feel the intensity of the waves crashing against the lighthouse.
As always, I like to show where each artist does all their creating. For Anika, it is currently her dining room table but she hopes to build a workspace for herself in her basement soon.