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It is with great pleasure that The Studios of Key West announces the selection of visual artist Veronika Bunk as the newest member of the studio artist community.
Veronika was selected from nearly a dozen people who responded to our call for applicants in April. TSKW was honored to have so many talented artists apply for the spot, and was thrilled to be reminded once again of how rich our island community is with talent and creativity.
Veronika grew up in Germany, completed her studies in England, and eventually earned a doctorate in Modern History. Veronika reports that she was hooked on fine art from her childhood, and learned drawing and watercolor techniques from a local artist in her home town in Germany. She impressed the selection committee with her dedication to her artistic development and her desire to express herself through her abstract paintings.
Though Veronika is relatively new to Key West – having moved here only a few months ago with her husband – she has already become a part of the Key West art scene and has been inspired by the work of many island artists. She first got involved at TSKW when she took the Abstract Painting Seminar with Roberta Marks this season.
“During class I found that it was the works of my fellow students which helped me progress as much as Roberta’s critique.” says Veronika, “As a studio artist, I would be thrilled to share the other artists’ insights and move forward together.”
Veronika’s artistic style has developed quite naturally into an exploration of abstract expressionism, and she plans to use the studio to work with oil paints and larger canvases. She also hopes to develop her understanding of composition, shape and line through working with collage and linocut.
She reports that even though she has yet to move into the studio, she already feels as if she is part of the TSKW community.
“The courses and shows TSKW has put on has been an inspiration to me since I arrived,” she says, “They have made me feel part of the community quicker than I would have thought possible.”
Stop by this month’s Walk on White on June 17 from 6-9 pm to say hello to Veronika and help us welcome her to the TSKW community.
The Studios of Key West would like to thank all the artists who applied for the studio artist position.
“Transience in the Plane” acrylic painting by Veronika Bunk
“Childhood Diptych” – Collage by Veronika Bunk