Art to capture the memory of your happiest days and that special place!

My goal is to create a memento of the place that is most important to you, or that holds your most cherished memories – a physical representation of a special moment that you can bring into your home, so that you can re-live and share your story with your family and friends, always.

Focus on experience

I always promise my collectors that I do not paint a place that I have not seen with my own eyes. I won’t create art that is not based on personal experience.
Experiencing a place has a physical impact on us, I believe, and to be able to create an authentic representation, one needs to feel that.

Katja Schmitt Berlin Museum Portrait

Let’s create something memorable together!

And we will take it even further: I will meet you at the place that you wish me to capture in a painting, so that you can show it to me personally and tell me your story. You will be able to share your memories and point out the details which you love most of all. Your emotions about this place will become part of the creative process.

Do you want to learn more about my offer? Then click here!

Or maybe you already think that this may be the perfect offer for you, then I am happy to send you all the details about how to meet me and commission a painting.

About me

I graduated design school in Cologne, did an internship at Medienhaus in Baden-Baden, and then got a graduate degree in art, graphic design and communications from the Rhein-Sieg-Kunstakademie (art academy) near Bonn, where I studied (among other things) painting with Nikolaj Fedkovic, a Slovakian artist and awardee of the 2002 European Union Art Prize in Prague.

Fun Fact: I won the FanQ award for “Best Lord of the Rings Gen Artist” in 2009

When it comes to material, I paint with soft pastels because they are made of only pigments with a very little bit of binder and result in the purest and brightest colours. Also, I love the way it allows me to work in layers that create interesting patterns and shapes.