Famous in our area for her wonderful paintings depicting historical and scenic areas in Hillsborough, the above painting of downtown Hillsborough adds to her other paintings that include: Hillsborough Center, scenic Jones Road, and the lower village including the President Franklin Pierce Homestead.
Sissi was born in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, under Professors Christian L. Martin, Maximilian Melcher and Herbert Boeckl. After her certification for Art Education, she earned the diploma in graphics and painting (Akademische Graphikerin und Malerin).
Studies at the Schule des Sehens in Salzburg under Oskar Kokoschka were a decisive influence on the young artist. Comparing her work to the vibrant music of Igor Stravinsky, Oskar Kokoschka awarded her a prize in painting.
Her works are held in many private and public collections both in the United States and abroad. Her work has been shown in the United States and abroad (Vienna, Zagreb
and at Raiffeisenbank galleries Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs, Klosterneuburg and Admont, also at the Niederosterreichische Landesbibliothek in St. Poelten).
Sissi will be demonstrating Limner painting in her studio at Hillsborough Center during Living History weekend.