I remember drawing lessons with my grandfather. Wherever we went, we
always took sketchpad and pencil along. We strolled for hours
through the surrounding woods and meadows, to pause, when we discovered
something particularly interesting, such as a crooked tree or
a rare lizard, to make a sketch of that object.
During those times of drawing, we made up stories about faraway
countries, where gnomes, ferries, and dragons reigned.
On the occasion of those walks, it was that the artist
developed a deep closeness to nature. That closeness gave her the feeling
of safety and being part of Creation. It has been her true companion ever
since as well as a source of inspiration.
At her grandparents' she felt part of nature, at her parents',
in the city, she was fascinated by the world of music and theatre, when
actors, singers, and musicians were invited. Living in the artists' community,
which her parents' were part of, as well as being inspired by the life
wih her grandparents, the foundation for an artist's biography was laid.
One event left a lasting impression on artist's
„Each day, I met him in the yard. We talked about art. That was, what
he and I had in common: the love for shapes and colours. He was French,
wore a black beret und drove a little French car. He was an artist.
I fell in love with this man and his paintings. My decision was made:
I wanted to become an artist and marry this man. The fact, that he was
thirtyfive and I five, did not strike me as odd. I created a painting
for him each day.
I did not marry my friend from those days. The love for shapes and
colours, however, has been with me ever since.
MUSE OF MUSIC
„When I listened to my father
playing the violin,
those sweet, melancholic sounds made me think of the most
beautiful landscapes, floating water, and ever changing clouds in the
Learning how to play the violin herself, opened new perspectives. With
her mother, who taught her to play the piano, the artist enjoyed performing
concerts for piano and tussefløte, created by Scandinavian composers,
amongst those Grieg has always been her favourite.
Playing instruments, singing, and dancing were favorite past times at
her grandparents' as well. Painting and Music became close friends.
ENCOUNTER WITH A WISE MAN
"As a child, I had dreamed about a magician, who gave
me a treasure box. When I opened that box, wonderful scents numbed my
senses and the most vibrant colours filled my eyes. Later, I met a man,
who was instrumental in guiding me to deepen my understanding for shapes
and colours. He encouraged to transfer my very own inner images onto
canvas and paper and thus taught me to live my creativity.
It was the encounter with her mentor, role model and friend, Prof. Peters,
that determined the way of selfawareness and the artist's personal understanding
Studies at the Academy of Arts, Stuttgart and
the Independent School of Art, Nuertingen followed privat studies in the
fields of art and music.
"During those years one of my teachers considered my art to be
influenced by Kandinsky, another thought that Monet was most certainly
one of my role models. My illustrations, yet another teacher stated,
showed that I had studied the works of Toulouse-Lautrec and A. Paul Weber.
Prof. Peters, however, said that he could only see one person clearly:
By further studies including the art of drawing and illustrating, painting
and sculpting, psychology of art, drama and dance, the artist acquired
new skills in these areas and expanded her creative horizon.
In workshops for children and adults, Luna has been able to encourage
others to discover their unique creativity and enjoy their artistic
talent. Especially the creativity of children, their „magic creativity“ has
always fascinated the artist.
She loves to work with children, since in the artist's view «they
still feel their creative self and they show a natural curiosity, to explore,
to create, and to become one with the creative process. The flow of creativity
can still roam freely.
Observing children, immersed in the process of creativity, we can learn
a lot. Foremost, it can (re)-open the gate to the joy of playing and creating
and thus detecting a wonderful world of magic and childhood secrets.»
PLACES OF INSPIRATION
Being of Scandinavian descent, the artist feels closely
connected with the Northern countries and their people. Following her
ancestors’ feet the artist travelled Denmark, Sweden and Norway. She produced
many sketches of the savage mountains, lovely meadows, and deep fjords.
Those sketches were then tranformed into paintings, to be completed in
her studio. Places of inspiration were also Germany, the United States
of America, England, Italy, Spain, and France. The numerous sketches,
L. Sconty brought from her journeys, she has used as rough drafts in her
«My grandmother has always encouraged
me to live my ideas. Her words of encouragement gave me the strength to
believe in myself, my work,and to accomplish my achievements.
For me, she was and is the most wonderful woman and my great female role
model. She was full of love, an endless energy, courage, and a great sense
of humour. She taught me never to give up. She taught me to go my way,
keeping my eyes open and my senses alert, always searching for answers
to my many questions.»
Her friend Silvia from Guatemala calls Luna her European Frida (refering
to Frida Kahlo and her work). Indeed, both artists share many similarities
in terms of their vita and art work.
In case of questions regarding the artwork, we kindly
ask you to contact us via one of the below email address:
Wahmstrasse; Luebeck, Germany
Art Kiel»; Kiel, Germany
Exhibition; Kiel, Germany
of Northern Artists, Exchange with Scandinavian Artists
of Arts, Group Exhibition; Stuttgart, Germany
Fellbach, exhibtions; Stuttgart, Germany
School of Art, Group Exhibition; Nuertingen, Germany
of Princeton and WW ; Princeton, NJ, USA
Exhibition-Ave of the Americas, Manhattan; NYC, USA
Exhibition, PlainsboroCultural Center; Plainsboro, NJ, USA
with puppet artists Carol Henderson and Marco.
Members of the community, Jinny Baeckler (Director, Plainsboro Library),
the artists Carol, Marco, and Luna built giant puppets, made of paper
machée and fabric. These fantastic puppets were shown on the
occasion of the Plainsboro
Founders Day Parade.
Townhall, Plainsboro, NJ, USA
Studio, Exhibtion, Workshops; Munich, Germany
Studio, Exhibitions, Workshops; Oxford, England
Paul's Church, Solo Exhibition; Culham, England
«The Old Abbey», Gallery, Workshops; Sutton Courtenay,
House (Art in Action); Oxfordshire, England
London, Exhibitions, Workshops; London, England
Design, Agency for Art & Design,Continuous Exhibition;
Dr. Michel Osang; Munich, Germany
Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick, Cumbria, England
Riverside Gallery, Northwood; London, England
Four paintings were selected by the
jury, Bristol Myers Squibbs and the Local Art Panel:
«Poppies are My Favorite», «Avenue
of the Americas»,
«Cycle of Creation I», «Cycle
of Creation II»
of magazines and company broschures
«Bookmaking for Kids»
«Story in a Stone»
«Music and Dance»
«You Can Do It»
«Painting with Music»
«Colour and Food - a creative Delectation»
«Creativity and Colour»
«Discover Your Creative Self»
artist is member of SAA (UK), AOI (UK), and NAPP (USA) and maintains
cross-cultural connections with artists
in Europe and America