Astrid Stöppel was born on the 7th of June 1974 in Weilheim, Germany. After her studies in Munich, she decided to enter her family's business - a store with books, stationery and art supplies located in Weilheim. Working there required a lot of time, creativity and passion, and she adored her job. The various colors and the large white canvases which she sold daily attracted her in a magical way. She went on to finish her own first large abstract artworks.
Her first exhibitions took place in the store rooms and shop windows at the store with great success. Now Astrid receives invitations to national and international group and solo exhibitions as well as art fairs and art events. She has also been nominated for several art awards.
Astrid has experience with several mediums such as oil pigment sticks, watercolor and ink, but acrylics tend to be her most preferred. Currently, she works on two very different style, one series with acrylic colors, which is painted on large canvas and a second, "Fluid Acrylics" which is very emotional. She uses a special technique on paper for the colors to merge - sometimes more, sometimes less - and harmonise in their own way. The two series aptly display two sides of her personality, soft and full of feeling on one hand, but bold, powerful and passionate on the other.
In her own words: "If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!"