Uwe Werner, German/American (1942 - )
Uwe Werner is a multi-faceted
artist whose work ranges from nonsubjective to realistic. Although
he paints the pristine clarity of northern forests and lakes
as well as the southern and regions, his greatest reputation
lies in his realistic portrayals of the many moods of the sea
which express his personal fondness for this sometimes malevolent,
mostly benevolent power of nature.
"I feel the sea is so continually changing in its temperament;
one need never paint the same scene twice. It can be warm, cool,
stormy, calm or countless combinations of these moods."
Whether Uwe paints animals, seascapes, or children, he always
conveys a sense of love and appreciation for his subjects and
their individual personalities.
Uwe's paintings are widely collected throughout the world and
have been exhibited in prominent galleries in Houston and Corpus
Christi, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Scottsdale, Arizona; Seattle,
Washington; Los Angeles, San Diego, Beverly Hills, La Jolla
and Uwe's own gallery in Coronado, California.
Born in Koblenz, Germany in 1942, Uwe settled in Tacoma, Washington
after coming to the United States. He studied fine arts at PLU
in Tacoma, as well as at the University of Washington in Seattle,
from which he received his degree in art.
His work has received national and local recognition in magazines
and newspapers; it was featured in Southwest Art magazine in
1979. One critic stated "Werner brings sophistication to
the seascape." Uwe doesn't present the stereotype decorator
marine scene; his direction lies in the moods that speak to
the viewer's realm of experience. His 'Feeding the Gulls' 16x22
Mixed Media Print paintings are sought-after by art enthusiasts
who wish to acquire a marine scene for their collections.