Christa Friedl´spreference has always been to express her feelings and impressions through drawing and painting. She attended the artistic community college in Vienna and took part in advanced courses of European and American artists, to expand her artistic perspective. Living part of the year in Europe (Vienna) and part in the US (Florida) she tries to express the beauty that she sees around her. The excitement of the change of seasons and the elusiveness of nature are what inherently draw her to paint plein air landscapes. To catch a special moment of a day is an on-going exploration of emotion and mood, of color and light during her painting process. Plein air painting is a wonderful way to be outside and to be totally connected to the subject. But shealso enjoys painting in her studio.

She believes that a successful painting has a certain rhythmic and lyrical quality.

2019 IWS Show India
2019 IWS Show Myanmar
2019 1. Place Show Portrait of a Community, DeSoto Arts, Florida
2019 People’s Choice Award a portrait of a Community, DeSoto Arts, Florida
2019 IWS Finland
2019 IWS Switzerland
2019 Teamleader of Austria in FabrianoInAcquarello 2019
2019 Teamleader of Austria in UrbinoInAcquerello 2019
2019 People’s Choice Award a portrait of a Community, DeSoto Arts, Florida
2019 IWS Show Myanmar
2018, Solo Show Castle Rosenau ongoing 2018
2018 Art Innsbruck, Austria
2018 FabrianoinAcquarello Show
2018 1st Place Plein Air Paint Out in Arcadia, Florida
2018 Quick Draw People’s Choice Award, Sarasota Sailing Squadron
2018 IWS Show Prague
2018 IWS Show Pakistan
2018 Art Salzburg
2017 Arcadia Paint Out 2. Place
2017 Paint the Beach Fort Myers 1. Place ( em.div.)
2017 Solo Show in Castle Rosenau, Waldviertel, Austria
2017 Forgotten Coast Paint Out - Peoples Choice Award
2017 IWS Show in Ecuador
2017 IWS Show Vietnam
2016 Los Angeles, LA Art Show
2016 Solo Show in Castle Rosenau, Waldviertel, Austria
2016 Solo Show in Retz, Austria
2016 Kitz Art Award, 3. Place in Austria
2016 „ Just Water“ group exhibition of the professional association of Austrian Artists, Vienna
2016 Arcaia Paint Out Merit Award
2016 Fort Myers Sundowner 1. Place
2016 ART Innsbruck, Austria
2015 ART Innsbruck, Austria
2015 Watercolor Biennale in Lausanne, Switzerland
2015 Wine House, Vienna
2015 Garden Gallery in Bad Ischl, Austria
2015 Plein Air Show, PGI, Florida, juried for the 1. place
2015 Fort Myers, FL, Paint Out-Award of best representing the area
2015 German Chamber of Commerce in Vienna
2014 Illusions, Bologna