Hilde Wilms is a German artist who presently sells work through Carré d'artistes, a French company that sells original work from living artists via their galleries that span the globe. Hilde Wilms was interested in making art since early childhood and decided to become a professional Artist after an enlightening trip to Southern France when she was in her 30s. Hilde subsequently began attending painting and sculpting courses at a local university and started exhibiting her work in France and Germany.

After receiving good reviews and success, Hilde decided to devote her life to making colorful art that conveys a sense of atmosphere. Her work is that of impressions and she is often unsure of precisely how a piece will look when she begins to create it. Recently, Hilde spoke about her experiences as an artist and her hopes for the future.

Starting point

Blasting News: How and when did you decide to become an artist?

Hilde Wilms (HW): Since my early childhood, I have always been attracted to art, especially painting.

When my artworks began to be more and more appreciated, I decided to focus on my skills. From that moment, I have been entirely dedicated to my passion.

BN: Growing up, which artists/types of art interested you?

HW: I’m particularly interested in Informalism. This movement took place and grew up in Europe after World War II. Antoni Tapiès, Emil Schumacher and later Gerhard Richte are the ambassadors and spokesmen of this artistic trend and are one of my favorite’s painters.

BN: How would you describe your work and what inspires it?

HW: In my artwork, I try to express feelings and inner figures. I am also attached to representing various forms and Colors from the reality that I tend to observe.

BN: How did you go about getting involved with Carré d'artistes?

HW: I heard about the contemporary art gallery Carré d'artistes from a French friend who knew the concept and thought it would fit my work.

I found their vision of art truly pioneering!

BN: Do you have a favorite piece? If so, which one and why?

HW: Watercolor paintings by Gerhard Richter, for example, "Weinberg" and "Florenz I”.For me, they suggest aeriality even though the colours are powerful and vibrant.

Current work

BN: What are your mediums of choice?Are there any mediums that you haven’t worked with yet but hope to soon?

HW: I am used to work with various canvas, paintings and textures. I like using sand and hemp. I am working on developing and improving new techniques for sculpting.

BN: How did you develop your unique style?

HW: There is no secret: working hard is the best way for an artist to develop his own style.

This is my routine: working hours and hours on my paintings and sculptures.

BN: To date, what has been the most rewarding experience involving your artwork and/or being an artist?

HW: Even if it’s quite difficult to sum this up, I think the mostrewarding and fulfilling experience for me as an artist would be the interest and approval from the public and experts’ feedback.

Future aspirations

BN: What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to become an artist?

HW: Whatever our daily routine looks like, it’s important to spare some time for one’s passion in order to improve it.

BN: Are there any upcoming projects and/or events that you would like to mention?

HW: At the moment, I am exhibited in Saint Martin. You can also discover my work and paintings in the Amsterdam and Atlanta Carré d’Artistes galleries. I am happy to work this way and hope it is going to stay the same for a very long time!

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