Local Danish artist Gitte Ladefoged will be exhibiting her latest work at the Club Hotel Maritimo on Friday 9th November and will be welcoming visitors from 20.30 onwards.
The artist´s background and desire for art was inspired by a marketing degree which led to work in graphic design. Gitte is self taught but has participated in collage, sketching and drawing courses.
Having lived in Sotogrande for over 8 years, Gitte has found Spain to be a big inspiration for her work. The natural beauty and colours of the country have lead to imaginary landscapes and fantasy villages and the history and culture of the country has inspired her to create pieces about feelings and emotions.
The motivation of the artist is an enthusiasm and desire to produce work that encourages others to become involved in the story or message developed. It can be a feeling, personal opinion or a desire to express a strong statement. This idea has been incorporated into themes such as women and the female body to symbolize emotions, beliefs and desires. Secondly, other works are motivated mainly by composition of colours which are simply made to please the eye, given the calm and soothing use of colors.