About

Christel Baillie with Jeanne C.

 

Christel Baillie’s aim with each portrait is to capture the most profound and telling landscape: the human face, bearing the soul of another human being.

Her early years were spent studying the violin in Vienna with Klaus Maetzl a member of the acclaimed Alban Berg Quartet and in Cologne with the great violin paedagoge Max Rostal.

After 20 years of working in London orchestras and a move to Germany she changed her career to painting.

Most recently, she studied portraiture at the Flemish Classical Atelier with celebrated American portrait painter Robert Liberace and at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

Christel’s paintings are owned and enjoyed throughout the world, including private holdings in Edinburgh, London, Weimar and Boston. She has also exhibited her work at Villa Sponte in Bremen, Childwickbury Manor House in Hertfordshire, England and in a group exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen.