HELLO,my name is Silke Host.
I was born in Germany in 1975 and have been living with my family in Eckbolsheim (France) since 1998, where I also have my studio. Since school I have been dedicated to painting and creative design. Initially, I worked intensively on pencil and carbon pencil painting, and drew nude motifs on paper, as well as on canvas.
Then I started to experiment with acrylic …
Since 2016 I mainly paint large canvases and use the manifold techniques of acrylic painting. I create unusual works of art, three-dimensional on canvas. Every now and then I supplement my unique items with one or more hummingbirds. I am fascinated by this species of bird, with their remarkable colors. He is the symbol of the sun and love. The hummingbird stands for joy of life, grace and harmony. He is a symbol of the beauty and fullness of life. And that’s exactly what connects me to painting.
What does painting mean for me …
Painting for me means first and foremost freedom. I like paint in the evenings because there I have the perfect peace. Through painting, I can disconnect from everyday life, hide the hustle and find peace … I feel safe and happy, in my own little world
It motivates me …
„There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.“ Pablo Picasso