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I was granted six years as a student of Werner Schmal - from 1995 until his death in late 2000 - where I first learned about the ideas of the German art movement "Expressive Realism" and Stuttgart's Neue Sezession and I reacted with my impetuous and intuitive way of painting. It was the time I freed myself from pure realism, putting color and expression in a higher rank than a life-like capture.

Later I left this path to explore completely new techniques and topics, and also because I had obviously lost the inner contact with this style of painting. The bond was still fragile. It was until now in 2015 where I realized how much the ways of the Expressive Realism correspond to me. Meanwhile, consolidated and matured, I now feel able to accept this Lehmann-Schmal-heritage and to fill it with my own life.

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Stefan Böttcher
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Hi, I am Stefan, aka boettcherART, published part-time fine art painter and illustrator from Germany doing mostly traditional works but also now and then scifi and fantasy stuff for certain small publishing houses and fan groups.
BTW my profilname "Art deWhill" here is my old nick I had back in the days when I was a busy part of the Star Wars fandom.
I did and still do a lot of differnt things, always exploring new styles and ideas but my heart truely belongs to the traditional post-impressionistic fine art landscapes.

If you are interested in buying original artworks, prints or licensing agreements please feel free to contact me.
This is just some sort of personal gallery to exhibit a selection of my works.

Thanks for looking around! I hope you enjoy my paintings just as I had enjoyed creating them. Live is boring enough...

Art classes of Werner Schmal, Holde Woessner, Alice Herold, Cristian Korn and others.
Awarded a commendation by a panel of the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart.
First participation in an exhibition in 1996.

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Boias Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   General Artist
Much grateful for :iconfavplz: :iconbowplz:
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   General Artist
Boias Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   General Artist
Beer before Liquor; will get you sicker Drunk 
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   General Artist
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vikilee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You have an absolutely amazing gallery. I'm not usually a fan of landscape paintings, but your way of painting them is so wonderful that I keep coming back to look at your paintings. Hope to see much more in the future.
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015   General Artist
thanks so much for your lovely words, they really make me happy! :) and sure more to come, I simply cannot stop painting :D
Juanilla Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Thanks for your kind reply! !!!!
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015   General Artist
you are welcome :)
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steave1425 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, die Welt ist wirklich ein Dorf. Ich bin hier zufällig über dich gestolpert, nicht mal über starwars art. Ich liebe deine coverworks für das Journal of the Whills. :D Aber deine Landschaftsbilder sind auch gut. :clap:
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