Hendrica Regez, Hello Galena's featured artist.
Regez gathers inspiration from nature. "I draw from it and express
a given mood," she said.
is acrylics used in a technique that combines the spontaneity
of watercolors with the texture of impasto. She prefers to use
strong colors in a limited palette and many glazes. Her subjects
are taken from nature
and more or less abstracted, which gives them a "less is more",
Zen like quality. Her style is uniquely her own, lying somewhere
between abstract symbolism and hyper-surrealism. She has invented
her own iconographic language to communicate concepts and emotions.
is owned and displayed by private collectors and organizations
nationwide and throughout Europe.
grew up in Germany, has always been interested in creating beautiful
things. Her father painted for a hobby, and she utilized the
steady supply of drawing and painting materials that were on
hand. Although she trained and worked as an electrical engineer,
she maintained her interest in painting. Now she works full-time
as an artist.
artwork may be seen in Galena at the Railway Cafe and the American
Eagle Gallery. Plus, appointments may be made to see her work
at her Westside Studio. To make an appointment, contact her
at (815) 776-0557 or via e-mail.
Of course, her art is on sale at Hello Galena at 121 N. Commerce
St., in Galena. Find Hello Galena's online
map, store hours and directions.