My name is Jenny Thalheim and I was born in Saxony, in the South-East of Germany. Currently I work as an illustrator and water colour teacher in Greifswald, at the Baltic Sea.

There were always two sources of inspiration for me: the beauty of the nature surrounding me and the beauty of the imagined worlds, that come to life in books.

I adopted some skills for painting nature, especially flowers, in my porcelain-painter-training-days. And because curiosity hasn’t killed this particular cat yet, I continued my learning process ever since.

I gathered knowledge on (advertising) psychology, successfully completed a correspondence course on desktop publishing and regularly take part in schoolism courses, taught by the giants of the industry like Bobby Chiu and Nathan Fowkes.

In 2019 I started teaching water colour painting at our local community college, the VHS Vorpommern-Greifswald and our socio-cultural center, the St.Spiritus. Since 2020 I offer my courses online, so more people from near and far can participate.

My most beloved project of 2021 was designing the calendar for our local animal rescue center, the Tierschutzbund Greifswald, which gave me the opportunity to paint a lot of cute animals and supporting the wonderful and important work of the rescue center.

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My complete portfolio for downloading:

Portfolio Jenny Thalheim english