Iris Lehnhardt Member Since February 2011 Artist Statement Creativity is my drive. I absorb my surroundings with all senses and reflect my personal perceptions and interpretation through art. I love to immerse myself into the world of colour in order to explore the variations and to create moods. As a painter I like to experiment with unusual material combinations, including the use of oil, acrylic, pigments and pastels through mixed media. My love of structure and complexity is also reflected in my photo art. Photographs receive a new look and texture feel through digital processing and so build a bridge between painting and photography.