Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

Angela Sommer-Bodenburg is a German-American author and painter, who lives with her husband in New Mexico. She has published more than 40 books, which have been translated into more than 35 languages. Her works include poetry, novels, stage plays, picture books, short stories, and the 21-volume series „The Little Vampire“. „The Little Vampire“ book series in particular has been adapted several times for stage, television, and film productions In 2017, the first 3D animated film production of “The Little Vampire” based on the novels and characters by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg has been released worldwide in more than 40 countries. As a painter, Angela Sommer-Bodenburg works with acrylics. Her paintings may best be described as “Poetry on Canvas”, or as Catherine Fritz, Director of the ARVEDA Studio and Gallery in La Jolla, California, has stated in her introduction of Angela Sommer-Bodenburg´s “Artist´s Talk”: “...The impact of seeing 40 self-portraits gave me a heavy sense of her passion and dedication in conveying a strong universal message. I felt a sense of innocence in the willingness to expose oneself for the sake of visual communication. However, her mastery of materials, techniques and talent echoed a single focus of intent and congruency throughout each painting and title. I could not help but feel the first and most obvious message of each painting and yet, at the same time, her use of the formal elements and iconography suggested just the opposite. It was almost like seeing pop art without the use of contrasting colors or patterns. I had not seen such intense paintings that had this touch of genius and silent humor regarding the dark and light of everyday life and emotions...”

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