Christian Hertel Wulff was born in Denmark in 1942. Raised by parents with a huge love for the art world, he was introduced to fine art at an early age and started painting in earnest when he lived in the Middle East in the 1980s.
His inspiration is derived from a range of artists particularly the painters John Piper and John Emanuel of St. Ives, Cornwall. He has established friendships with both over the years, but it was Emanuel who introduced him to the technique of monoprinting and also inspired him to use the female form in his landscape compositions. Danish artists, including Asger Jorn, Vilhelm Lundstrøm and Mogens Andersen, have also had a profound influence on his work in their use of colour, light and expression.
Christian’s preferred subjects are the female form, still life and wildlife. They are often an expression of spontaneity, joy and delight. His work explores the expressionist and gestural approach tempered by an accurate control of colour, tone and shape.
He utilises a variety of media, often all in the same work, including sand and sandstone from local quarries, enamel, gouache, colour pigment and oils but above all he is never without his signature Prussian blue oil paint. Monoprinting and collage are important aspects of Christian’s work used as preliminary studies for his paintings.
Christian now shares his time between France, Denmark and his home in Dorset, UK where he lives as a retired neurophysiologist. Here he is a founding member of the DADA (doctors and dentists) art group run from his studio. He regularly exhibits or you can purchase paintings and monoprints directly from him so do get in touch.