I'm done. Well, with the Academy that is. Now the real school starts.  I am now officially graduated from the Florence Classical Art Academy👩🏽‍🎨 👩🏽‍🎓

I finished my diploma end of June and during that time and right after it's been a whirlwind of events and I needed to find a breather to update this page. So here I am, sitting down, in the café where I work this summer, with my paintings on the wall. 

So, here is my diploma drawing


"Shipwreck on Malta" - Silvia Ilona Klatt under Prof Sergey Chubirko 2018, 2m x 1,20m, Sepia on paper. 

It's been an amazing process to develop this. I learned so much and really would love to continue with new compositions in this scale. But I am not sure, when I'll have the opportunity next. 

The drawing was then transferred in a canvas the same size and I started to paint the whole thing. Unfortunately there was not enough time to finish the painting before we had to. So I have an unfinished painting for you. The Academy still kept it for their fund and let me keep the drawing. I am planning to redo the whole painting once I have the space and time again. Which hopefully will be in September.

This is how far I managed (two weeks staraight, painting 8-10 h a day 🙃) 

Shipwreck on Malta" 


 "Shipwreck on Malta" Silvia Ilona Klatt under Prof Sergey Chubirko, oil on burlap canvas, 2 m x 1,20 m


The day after I already continued my journey, my brother had driven down to Lforence from North Germany and we packed up my stuff and had an epic roadtrip up north, with a pit stop in Germany of 24 h, through Denmark and up to Norway with destination Ålesund. I love when you get to travel a bit slower, especially, when it's a transition. It helps to leave and to start. 

I had so much fun with my brother and hadn't laughed that hard in a long while. 

so, now I am here, in beautiful Norway and will update you soon on what's next. Exciting things only.