Sibylle U Werner

Artist Statement

When I am painting I am travelling in other dimensions and the process of paint and canvas becomes an intimate relationship.
I work with the paint until it “feels” connected.
My main inspiration, water in any form, particularly the ocean with its never ending transformations of moods, depth and movement. It is my healer and life force.
The human form also a magic source of changing shapes often appear in my
I am the observer, however I do not paint with a particular objective in mind, I allow it to unfold and emerge wherever it wants to go.
There are moments when I am ecstatic, at times I feel intense emotional pain, joy and tranquillity - a mixed bag of emotions.
My paintings are a culmination of emotional release.
Painting has become an addiction and a never ending journey of child like joy and amazement.
I am inspired by my artists, some favourites being - Willem de Kooning,
Robert Rauschenberg, Elwynn Lynne and Ian Fairweather.

Works have sold locally and in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth & Denmark


Personal Art History
Born in Cooma 1953, currently residing in Sunshine Beach, Noosa Heads.
Member of Artworkers Alliance

Represented by RM Galleries. Brisbane

2006 Recipient of an RADF Grant QLD

2005 Spirituality in Art Exhibition, Sydney School of Philosophy

2005 Participated in The Inaugural Brisbane Art Fair

2005 Balance exhibition, curated by Kevin Wilson, Noosa Regional Gallery
2004 Vivid Exhibition, Noosa Regional Art Gallery
2003 Solo Exhibition, Brine Gallery, Cooroy Butter Factory
2003 Recipient of an RADF Grant QLD
2002 Willoughby Art Workshop, Sydney
2001 Mentorship with Aida Tomescue (Wynne Prize Recipient)
2001 Solo Exhibition, Sydney
2001 Part Time Studies, Sydney Gallery Art School
2000 Group Show, Willoughby Annual Art Exhibition
1999 10 week Workshop (drawing), Brett Whitely Studio
1999 Colour Therapy Workshop, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
1998 Willoughby Art Workshop (ongoing until 2003)
1997 Private tutoring in art, Germany and Spain
1984 Stills Photographer in Cinema and Television, Europe