The beauty of our world has moved me since I can remember and is my greatest inspiration until today. Creativity delights me as well as the love and attention for details. A mandala can captivate me and my senses as much as the carvings in a church. I love to pause
in front of all the variety of colours and shapes! ... and only when we bring the noise in our head to rest and let go of every thought, we can find ourselves in our hearts, open our eyes and recognize the beautiful being in front of us.

There is something that I want to express, a facet of a world that I somehow feel and observe beyond the ‚visible‘. The term ‚soul pictures‘ is probably the most appropriate. With my art I would like to direct the view to something beautiful, magical and fascinating that I
have seen both in us humans and in life itself.

I have consciously turned away from artistic criticism and the dismantling and display of the ugly and grotesque. I want to create hope that there is something glittering within each soul that plays with the light. And I think it is not surprising that my pictures sometimes pick out their people.

Martina Humberg (*Schoefer) was born in 1970 in the small medieval German town Celle in the Lüneburg Heath. As the second child of a parish family, she spent her early years in the confinement and
conventions of Germany. A country, that still had World War II in its bones and minds of the its people and its culture. Those years had a massive influence on Martina.

After her studies she lived in Hamburg for a couple of years until she decided to finally move to the countryside. Today she lives and works as a graphic designer with her two children and her animals near Walsrode, approx. 1 h down south of Hamburg.

As a child, she was fascinated by art in all of its forms of expression. She carried and followed this passion throughout her studies, her work and her entire adult life.

After her final exhibition at the university, she withdraw from showing her work in public until today.

Her work varies from miniatures to large-format oil paintings, whereas her focus was andstill is on artistic graphics.