Hello,I am Gerrerde-maria Abelmann (born in 1945). I love the nature of different landscapes, but I am mostly interested in people. People in other cultures and people in various situations, with their feelings of hope and despair, power and helplessness. I am very interested in ancient history (like Greece and Egypt) and other cultures especially the Arab culture. After my studies at the Rotterdam art academy I lived for 13 years in Morocco. All this has influenced my work, which is surrealistic figurative. Now, back in the Netherlands I live in Eindhoven, but often travel in Europe and Northern Africa. Used techniques Pen-drawings in Indian ink in black and white or watercolour. Oil painting Tapestry in application technique made mostly in pure wild silk embroided with woollen threads