Born and raised in Germany, as Heike Angelika Mehrens, she has been painting since the age of five.
Growing up in Europe has always been an inspiration for her Art today.
As an Art Major in school, she studied Graphic Design and Fashion in Madrid, Spain, where she supported herself through runway modeling and painting.
However the fashion world and computers could not replace her passion for the "rawness" of a canvas & color, hence the beginning of her art career had started in America.
"My inspirations are mainly from: Nature , water, oceans, sky, sunsets, different types of earth structures etc, and then just let the colors flow and play..."
Recently she has been working on her new ART DECO series of abstract paintings, which are all about movement, in many colors.
I paint with "my soul", sometimes Day and Night and
"I believe Art should communicate to the viewer"
"My dream is to have an Art Gallery by the ocean and inspire and help other artists"
Angelikas Art can be seen in several Galleries throughout Los Angeles, private Collectors, Art Exhibits, festivals, Hotels, Restaurants and online.
Her paintings have been seen in commercials & t.v. shows: ABC - " Brothers & Sisters " , "Ali Stone"Universal - "Untitled Mentor Project", "The Rockford Files"
Angelika lives and works in Los Angeles from her home based Studio surrounded by her family and dogs.
Artist For Human Rights
Artist For a Better World
Glendale Artist Association
EXHIBITS & SHOWS:
2005 New York Intl.Art Expo, NYC
2006 Arts Festival, Lancaster, California
2006 Group Show , Celebrity Center, Hollywood, California
2006 Art walk, Long Beach , California
2006 Walnut Creek Arts & Crafts Festival, California
2006 Rose Bowl , Pasadena, California
2007 Solo Show, Coffe Table, Silverlake, California
2007 Greek Festival, Long Beach, California
2007 Lemon Festival, Santa Barbara, California
2007 Group Show, Artist for Human Rights , James Gray Gallery, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica,
2008 Group Show, Celebrity Center, Hollywood, California
2008 Arts Festival, Silverlake, California
2008 Sherman Oaks Farmers Market, California
2008 Art Pic, North Hollywood, California
2008 Arts & Crafts Festival, Atwater, California
2008 Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival, California
2008 Monrovia Arts Festival, California
2008 Group Show ,Thai Gallery, Pasadena, California
2009 Group Show, Lenour Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2009 Art In The Garden, Beverly Hills, California
2009 Ara Project, Sierra Madre, California
2010 Solo Show, Chop Chop, Gallery/Salon, Hollywood, California
2010 Brand Libary Exhibit, Glendale, California
2012 Spring Salon Exhibit at City Bank, Silverlake, California