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Artistic approach Géraldine, The written image, Hochstatt, Alsace, France

The source tree of color, luminosity,

of movement and inspiration.

The life tree, the staircase tree, the house tree, the word tree...

Contemporary painting of trees 

She paints the image she has in mind.

Painting is like a pictorial writing

Painting of colorful baobabs 

Artistic approach Géraldine, The written image, Hochstatt, Alsace, France

All opportunities for Géraldine Weinstoerffer to create, to draw inspiration from another world. An imaged world that speaks to her, that tells her story. She plays on shapes, patterns and colors and sometimes also on the content and meaning of the subject of the painting. The main idea is to tell what she sees, perceives and feels in her life.

Images inhabit her and she paints them.


She most often has, as an artistic approach, a initial picture, then she looks for photos that can best illustrate that image. She creates a kind of Photo montage in her head and begins  to paint. During the making of the painting, patterns and colors intertwine. She sometimes encounters certain difficulties of shapes and colors that may displease her. In the end, there is always a difference between the original image and the reality that appears on the canvas. To compensate for this difference, she solves one after the other the difficulties she may encounter.The solutions are presented by painting. Sometimes, she has to give a missing form or an unfinished portrait time to incubate and the solution is found at a bend in the path during a walk. Some paintings are strewn with difficulties and illuminations and thus take time and others, flow without stopping and are realized quickly. Her paintings are paintedthere oil paint and sometimes acrylic paint.


The creative process is

more or less unconscious way.

The meaning and intent of the message

is present but unconscious for the painter.

Even if somewhere, each painting represents a time of her life, an emotion, a personal, intimate situation. During her artistic approach, a message is revealed using a staging of a character such as a tightrope walker or an object such as a simple ladder inviting the viewer to go higher.


The shape of the tree baobab can be found in each of her paintings. Apart from its characteristic bottle shape, it presents at the top of the trunk a crown of irregular branches, the

mostly leafless. We also calls it

 “upside down tree”for with its bare

branches it seems to havebeen returned with

its roots in the sky. Géraldine Bard Weinstoerffer

especially likes the view from below as if we were

at the foot of this tree. 


The baobab can serve as the main subject as a tree. It supports a hut for example. Or it serves as simple containers to put a portrait, a path, butterflies. The image of the baobab allows all possible transformations,  guaranteeing access to the sky, space and light. Three subjects that are close to the artist's heart. 


The tree, link between heaven and earth.


Each painting is associated with a poem that sets the image in motion. For the artist, painting is like pictorial writing. A particular artistic approach.

The image is told and written.

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