38 | Msasani Primary School, Dar es Salaam

This year I am going to complete another set of paintings for the series Schoolchildren in Tanzania. The first two are finished already. Read more about this series in this article. Msasani Primary School All schoolchildren that I have painted for the series “Schoolchildren in Tanzania” attend the Msasani Primary

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37 | Internship with Seona Sommer

My Atelier Sommerkunst had an intern for the first time. It was an exciting time with an extremely appealing result: A film was made! But read the following internship report yourself and then watch the resulting documentary film. Introduction Hello, my name is Muriel Akaab. As a prerequisite for completing

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36 | And Now What?

Buy this artwork and 100% of revenues will be donated for the help of the Ukrainian people. Feel The People As artists, we always depict the world in one way or other. We create images that don’t need any words or that speak when words are missing. Many of us

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35 | Friends

Read what is so special about double portraits and find out how you can become a part of my new “Friends” series. Double Portraits This recently finished painting from the series “Friends” shows two girlfriends in Rajasthan, India, and they were photographed there by Anjan Gosh. I just love the

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31 | This Was My 2021

I look back on a successful year! This fills me with deep gratitude and great motivation to start the new year with confidence. Painting Record I have never painted so many pictures as this year! In addition to those you can see in the cover image, there are two commissioned

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30 | Non Silenced

This recently finished portrait is a matter of the heart for me as I have painted it for the art contest “I Am Her Voice” that deals with violence against women. The Art Contest “I AM HER VOICE” Even though humankind has generally reached a high level of enlightenment and

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28 | Ochu & Tali

Read the story of how I ended up painting these two visual artists from Tanzania who are now my friends. How We Met In 2019, my husband and I travelled to Tanzania as many of you know already. (If you don’t then visit this >>page on my website and read

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26 | Fly!

How does a particular model end up on my canvas? Find out which criteria play a role in this process. My Concept of Choosing Portrait Models I have quite different approaches for choosing a portrait model. In this case, I was looking for a rather simple subject to focus on

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25 | A ❤️ For Tanzania

SOLD !!  It is with great pleasure that I can announce a special sale that I have had recently. And I would like to take the occasion to remind you again about my Tanzania project. Wonderful News! I feel very happy that Galerie Ovo inTaipeh, Taiwan, has selected and already

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24 | The Photographers I Work With (3)

Many of my artworks are based on my collaboration with professional photographers. Read in this mini series about how this has expanded my personal horizon. The Power of Collaborations While my global approach was the major driving force behind my collaborations with international photographers (>> cf. 20 | The Photographers

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23 | It Has Happend Again!

For a second time now, reality was suddenly mingling with the process of working on a painting just like two different story lines are intertwined. The story that the subject matter of my latest painting was telling me turned into a multi-faceted plot and became a page-turner without happy ending

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22 | The Photographers I Work With (2)

Many of my artworks are based on my collaboration with professional photographers. Read in this mini series about the enormous advantage this has had on my art. The Power of Collaborations While my global approach was the major driving force behind my collaborations with international photographers (>> cf. 20 |

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15 | Age & Beauty

Some Portraits Are Different From Others Both children’s portraits and portraits of elderly people are usually perceived differently from other portraits. We all know those moments when we get  lost in contemplation of a child’s portrait and instantly feel the impulse to somehow protect the portrayed child or even all

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13 | Do You Ever Struggle?

For a moment I was baffled when Rebecca, one of my followers on Instagram, asked me this question. Do I ever struggle? Of course I do! Like all of us – artists, teachers, sales agents, office employees, construction workers, mothers, doctors, etc. Who does not ever struggle? So why did

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10 | Please Vote For Me!

Online Public Choice Award at [KUN:ST] INTERNATIONAL My oil painting “What About My Future?” has been selected as a finalist for the [KUN:ST] Art Prize Exhibition 2021 that will take place in July. This year’s topic is “Human, where are you?” Apart from the regular prizes there is also an

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9 | Now Available On Artsy

The Gosh Series These two oil paintings are part of the new Gosh Series and are now available on Artsy. They are based on the photography of Anjan Gosh from Kolkata, India, who I started collaborating with after a personal meeting at the beginning of 2020. By portraying the beauty

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8 | Artsy Debut

I have been accepted to the online Valentine’s Show at 33 Contemporary Gallery on Artsy with two miniature drawings. I am very excited to share the news that with this show I am making my debut with the international online platform Artsy where you can discover, buy, and sell art

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6 | Humanity Project: India

Focus on India My collaboration with Kolkata based photographer Anjan Gosh has reached the next level. We have launched a new Humanity Project together with a focus on his home country India. All my paintings based on Anjan’s photographs (The Gosh Series) are part of the project. In case of

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5 | New Humanity Project: India

Focus on India My collaboration with Kolkata based photographer Anjan Gosh is reaching the next level. We are launching a new Humanity Project together with a focus on his home country India. The Mission I have always felt the desire to do something and make change possible so that somewhere

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2 | In The Name Of Humanity

My Vision I have got this vision of an international network of art lovers and people who believe in and also invest in humanity. The focus is on Tanzania and India, both are countries with a high proportion of people living in poverty. Personally, I strive to tear down borders

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