Sigrid Müller was born in Germany in 1962. She studied for her Diploma in Graphic Design at the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, specialising in illustration from 1985 - 1991.
She moved to Wales in 1996 and became a full-time professional artist. She exhibited with Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff from 1997 - 2023.
She now exhibits with recently established Celf Gallery, Cardiff and various galleries in England.
In 2001, her work was purchased by the Derek Williams Trust for the National Museum of Wales.
In 2014, Sigrid was second prize winner in the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize Competition.
In 2016, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea purchased two paintings for their permanent collection.
Her work was included in the 250 Year Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2018.
She was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2023.
Sigrid’s work is held in private collections throughout the UK and abroad.
When I draw, I try to translate what I see into how it feels to the touch. It is purely emotional, something that resonates, stirs memories, often from my childhood when judgment did not come before objects were thoroughly observed and experienced.
My drawings are made with layer upon layer of very fine pencil crayon on backgrounds of pooled watercolour washes. It is a meticulous process which can take several weeks from the preliminary sketches to the finished painting.
The background is a dynamic and integral part of the painting, as important as the subjects themselves.
I choose intuitively, not searching, but coming upon, being stopped in my tracks by the promise in a closely furled iris bud, the dry rattle of a seed pod, or the soft ripeness of a plum.