My name is Beate Bader a self-taught illustrator-crafter from Germany, who now calls Norway home. I am a geologist, with a major interest in marine biology. After moving from Kiel, Germany to Norway in 2007 I decided to make art full time.
I create small monsters and dolls in different shape, colour, size and with a lot of fun. My label for the handmade creatures is "püppigurimi". It is a mash-up of the German word "Püppi" (doll) and "amigurumi", the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed animals, typically cute animals or inanimate objects endowed with human characteristics.
My big passion are strong colours and the fascination of animals and nature is reflected in my work. I also embroider and create small worlds in fish cans.
Different materials - wool, fishing line, plastic bag yarn, pearls, felt, fur, fish vertebra, buttons, fly tying material - are a big treasure chamber for my inspiration. Moreover I collect flotsam on long walks along the beaches of Northern Norway which I involve in my creations.
In the paintings I like to work with a palette-knife, combine colours and use colours in thick layers on canvas. To draw monsters is a new experience and creates a good mood.
2015 Illustration II, Julia Freund, Berlin, Germany
2014 Illustration I, Julia Freund, Berlin, Germany
2009 Summer Academy Traunkirchen, Austria, painting, Christian Ludwig Attersee
2008 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria, 2
Painting and photography/inside and outside, Anna Meyer
2007 Drawing and acryl painting, Daniela R. Olsen, Stavanger, Norway
2006-07 Stone sculpture, Zuzana Hlinakova, Kiel, Germany
2001-07 Oil painting, Uta Hoepner-Neutze and Elke Blunk, Kiel, Germany
2009 Christian Ludwig
Attersee, painting, Summer Academy Traunkirchen, Austria
2016 "Juleutstilling", Harstad kunstforening, Harstad, Norway
2014 "Multicultura", Harstad, Norway
2013 "Juleutstilling", Harstad kunstforening, Harstad, Norway
2009 "Ausstellung der Klasse Malerei, Christian Ludwig Attersee", Traunkirchen, Austria
2008 "Open House" - Final exhibition of the classes, Hallein, Austria
2004 "The Third Annual Artist and Student´s Exhibition", Lubinus Akademie, Kiel, Germany
2014 De 4 Roser, Harstad, Norway
2010 Frida Hansens Hus, Stavanger, Norway
2010 "he`e nalu-Wellenreiter-surfer, kroppsutsnitt", Café Sting, Stavanger, Norway
2009 Salong Mint, Stavanger, Norway