Dörte Goldammer is German artist living in Ireland since 2001. Growing up surrounded by an artistic family, she developed a passion for painting at a very early age.
Her love for art had taken a back seat for several years during which Dörte concentrated on a business career and family but back in 2005 she picked up the brushes again and has been painting ever since.
Her paintings are inspired by the Irish landscape: Connemara, Kerry, the Mourne Mountains and of course by the beautiful Irish coastline, reminiscent of her own home town Stralsund on the Baltic Sea. Dörte’s work also includes still-life of fruit and vegetables as well as paintings of golf courses (another passion of hers).
Over the past few years Dörte has been experimenting with different techniques. She now prefers working with the palette knife. Loose layers of paint created with the palette knife give her paintings a certain vibrancy, an abstracted feel and her skies a turbulent movement. The choice of colours give an atmospheric sense of the ever-changing Irish landscape.
In 2017 and 2018 Dörte’s paintings were selected for The Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival and international Art Exhibition in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Her first solo show took place in November 2018 at Luttrellstown Castle Golf, Dublin. A further selection of her paintings can currently be found in The Kildare Gallery at Carton House, Maynooth as well as in Green Acres of Wexford.