Curriculum Vitae

I was born in Germany.When I was a child my father painted little stories for me. Later in my childhood- during a time of grief and despair- I found healing power in painting and my most important persomal language

In my professional life as a Psychotherapist, I used and cherished painting and drawing as a way to the subconscious.

I studied painting with European artists and found later- after my husband brought me to the United States, my beloved second home- some excellent American teachers.

I won several awards for oil-, pastel  - and egg-tempera paintings.

2006 I showed my paintings on copper-plate in an National Juried Show and some other juried shows of contempory art.

Painting is still my favorite language and my paintings have- like myself - European and American roots.

I Love pastels for Childrens portraits and take comisson s for them and egg-tempera for paintings with European images..

Contact me at irenedahl@msn.com