Ramona Böhme (Zittau, Germany 1982), is a self-taught painter who devoted herself to painting in the middle of her life in the year 2014 through a friend - Hraefn Wulfson an artist by himself - who encouraged her to explore and develope her skills, and to be brave to step outside her comfort zone.
Her motives are varying from still-lifes, portraits, and impressions from nature spiced with a connection to her personal perception and perspectives of life. Works by living artists like; Brad Kunkle, Yoann Lossel, Joe Fenton, Roberto Ferri, Cesar Santos, Oda & Kit King, Alessandra Maria, inspire her visions and imagination. As well as the fascination for pieces of masters of the Romatic and Symbolism like; Luis Ricardo Falero, Caravaggio, Jean Delville, Caravaggio, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Dino Valls.
After finishing a business training (1999-2002), she went to a technical high school to get the Higher School Certificate (2002-2005) to study Computer Science at the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (University of Applied Sciences, 2005-2008). As a single mother, and having a non art-related full-time job, she mostly works until late at night. Oil paints, metal pigment paints, and leaf gold, silver, and copper are the materials she prefers to work with.
Ramona, paints with deep passion, and insight, and hopes to inspire others from around the world.
Tools: PC, 27'' monitor, Wacom Citiq Pro 16'' Touch
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 (previously Gimp)
- "Hyperrealistic Drawing" Workshop by Emanuele Dascanio (09/01/2017-09/04/2017)
- "Drawing with FORCE" One-to-one Mentorship by Michael Mattesi (ten sessions from 01/26/2018)
- "Portraiture" Workshop by Cesar Santos (06/11/2018-06/15/2018)
- "Painting the Portrait of Life" Workshop by Tina Garrett (09/10/2018-09/14/2018)
Exhibitions and shows
Exhibition "Intermediate State" in oil and acrylic, library of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz (01/08/2018-05/25/2018)
Projection of two paintings on displays in the entrance area of the airport of Basel (Switzerland),
The Artbox Project Basel 1.0 (06/15/2017-06/18/2017)
Exhibition "Paintings" in oil and acrylic, Spk Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien Filiale Zittau (04/28/2017-05/29/2017)
Exhibition "Paintings" in oil and acrylic, Wohnbaugesellschaft in Zittau (01/31/2017-04/21/2017)
Exhibition "Paintings" in oil and acrylic, Spk Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien in Niesky (12/01/2016-01/03/2017)
6th Cultur Night of Zittau, Gallery Affeere in Zittau (10/29/2016)
Exhibition "The time when the art calls.. ", Galerie Affeere in Zittau (09/09/2016-10/31/2016)
Dec 2017 Appearance in the Christmas Calendar of The Artbox Project's website, Facebook and Instagram page (since 12/24/2017)
May 2017 Professional Artist, Accepted into their online gallery
Oct. 2016 Newspaper Sächsische Zeitung, Chapter Upper Lusatia, mention of the exhibition in the Gallery Affeere
May 2017 One of the winners of the painting competition "Baumwollhochzeit", Gallery Affeere