Regine Bechtler (German)
Regine Bechtler began her career as a professional artist in the mid 1990s. She takes risks in her work, experimenting with the fundamentals of the ranges of emotions through a variety of mediums, including ceramics, paintings, and textiles. German born and bi-lingual, she was influenced at a young age by her artist grandfather who taught her how to view the world through creative lenses, shaping her unique style and vision. Her travels to Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, France, and South America were also highly influential; along with formal education at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and private workshops with important painters and sculptors.