The 67-year-old painter spends his second holiday at the Private Palace Arkona Strandhotel in the Ostseebad Binz. Here he found the motif for his painting “Mehrblick”.
Karl-Heinz Braun stands on the platform of a lifeguard tower in the Ostseebad Binz and has a view over the Baltic Sea. The 67-year-old Cologne painter takes a deep breath. “I like the gentle breeze here on the Baltic Sea – I find peace here,” he says, smiling dreamily. Together with his partner Hans Schneider he enjoys a second holiday at the Private Palace Arkona Strandhotel on the island of Rügen.
“During our first stay last year, I found a motif for one of my pictures,” says Karl-Heinz Braun. “I called it Mehrblick.” The picture shows the sunrise over the Baltic Sea – in strong, warm colours. The work of art is a diptych (a two-divided painting). For this he used a mixed technique of acrylic and chalk on wood.
Again and again Karl-Heinz Braun looks around – looking for new inspiration. “I find many ideas for my work on the road,” he says. “When the idea is in the head, the picture develops – piece by piece.”
Karl-Heinz Braun also uses the holiday on Rügen to recharge his batteries once more. On October 28th He opens his third exhibition in Cologne – title: “Silent Movement.” Until then, there is still a lot to be organized and realized – for example, his own calendar. Every year he designs a personal calendar for friends. “And every two years there is an art calendar with my works, which I sell at exhibitions,” says Karl-Heinz Braun. 20 euros costs this. “That covers the printing costs – I don’t have to get rich with my art. I put much more emphasis on recognition. And that’s what I’m told – that makes me happy. ”
The drawing – It accompanies Karl-Heinz Braun his whole life. “When I told my parents I wanted to visit an art school, they said to me: We didn’t give up on you so you could become a street painter.” So he suggested another way: The 1949 Karl-Heinz Braun, born in Breisach am Rhein, 1976 graduated as a graduate engineer in the field of economics and industrial engineering.
In 30 years of work, in which he was responsible for marketing and advertising, painting was always a great help for visualizing his ideas. “I have the horse from behind putting cart,” says the 67-year-old and looks up at the Baltic Sea. Again he smiles satisfied. Clearly: Karl-Heinz Braun will find new motifs – and tell the world with his pictures of his thoughts and emotions.