Hannelore Fischer is best known for her bold, gestural and colorful abstract paintings in
acrylic on canvas that are inspired by nature. In her newer work from 2017 she uses her
authentic contemporary pointillist style with loosely applied brush marks that together
synthesize into shapes in bright colors.
Born and raised in Germany, she first made art in Munich where she joined the art group
“Gruppe J’73” with mentor Fritz Baumgartner, a German-Austrian Modernist painter
influenced by the Bauhaus Era. At age 28, she came to the USA, continued her career in
graphic design and also worked as an illustrator. From 1987 on she pursued a formal art
education, starting at the Sacramento City College and then moved on to UCDavis in
1994. Her main focus was painting with Wayne Thiebaud, Mike Henderson and Squeak
Carnwath, mural design with Malaquias Montoya, and ceramics with Annabeth Rosen.
She also added classes in lithography, aquatint etching, loom weaving and glass
blowing and earned her BFA in 1998 with highest honors. In 2004, she completed her
Master in Studio Arts with emphasis on painting, at John F. Kennedy University at the
Department of Arts & Consciousness, in Berkeley.
Subsequently she taught several Art & Design classes at the Napa Community College
as well as her own series of “Art & Soul Journeys” as transformative art practice out of
her studio in Oakland and Art Centers in the California Bay Area. The artist documented
her own transformative painting process in “Walks In Nature” in which one of her larger
abstract paintings “Both Worlds” is featured in stages. The video provides insight into
her intuitive, visionary and explorative way of working.
Hannelore Fischer has exhibited her art in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and
Texas and has won numerous awards and recognitions. She currently lives in Mariposa,
California where she creates her own unique nature impressions of the Sierra Nevadas.
She paints in her new octagonal studio and is active in the local art scene. She is a
member of the Mariposa Arts Council, the Sierra Artists Gallery, Yosemite Sierra Artists,
Carnegie Center for the Arts and Mariposa/Yosemite Artists.