About me

Klara Painting

Klara Koitler

Born in Worms, 1954.

Since 1979 I live on Ithaca. There I started painting – self-taught; with water colors and pencil work. For now 25 years I work on canvas with acrylic and dispersion colors, crayons and oil pastels.


Painting means to be in the center of an origin process.
I compose free…intuitive. No sketches, photos or models.
Painting figures is my main interesst….the abstraction – the essence – attracts.
Long time I spend in front of a blanc canvas projecting differrent images…
…and then, with the first brush-stroke this freedom of phantasy ceases –
but the discovery of a new picture commences.


The starting game with strokes and colors gets targeted when I discover a face that motivates to develop a figure…mostly a female one.
Often the face is the turning point of the metamorphosis of a painting.Over days, months, even years a painting can change – develope.


 Changing a detail demands other changes and suddenly the whole painting can tip over
and pass through a big Transformation.
I speak of „young“ and „old“ Pictures. I always work on several paintings in parallel.
When a figure tires my nervs….I don`t know what to change and where to go to
…then I concentrate to an other painting..

Little greek Scenes with chairs and tables, birds, fishes, cats…..sometimes a flower.

Besides painting I live with my family, cats and dog in the ecological village of Sarakiniko. I garden, take care of old olive trees (some of them are more than 1000 years old) and harvest my own oil.

Artist Sitting

As you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery…

C.P. Cavafy


Σα βγεις στον πηγαιμό για την Ιθάκη,
να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος,
γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις.

Κ.Π. Καβάφη