Finally! A new year, a new blog post and an important event to announce!

Imke Rust

Firstly I wish you all a very happy, adventurous, creative, healthy and awesome 2016!

I hope this will be the year where you make your dreams come true, create the reality that you want to see and find joy and gratitude in your everyday life. That is my motto, not only for the New Year, but for every new day. And added to that, I want to push myself every day to creatively and fearlessly express who I am. How about you? What are your visions and desires for 2016?

I have been quiet on the blog for some time… I am spending time at home in Namibia, with my family, meeting friends, relaxing and creating. Basically replenishing my soul and soaking up the sunshine, warmth and familiarity of home.

Clarissa, my cat, inspecting the last painting I have done in 2015 - an impression of a wild mongoose who visits us daily. Clarissa, my cat, inspecting the last painting I have done in 2015 – an impression of a wild mongoose who…

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Exhibiting in Swakopmund

Two of my paintings will be on show in Swakopmund at the Fine Art Gallery from the 14th of February till the 14th of March 2015, along with works by other well-known Namibian artists, such as Barbara Böhlke, Nicky Marais, Barbara Pirron,Gerdis Stadtherr und Chris Snyman.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Body & Soul’ will be opened on Saturday 14th of February between 10:00 – 12:30.

I would like to invite all my Namibian friends and fans to come and see the exhibition during this time. This is one of the rare opportunities to view and to purchase my art in Namibia.

Here is a photo of me with one of my paintings which will be on show. This is the first public appearance of this shy lady. Don’t miss it!

Me, shortly after completion of the painting: Title: Pink Girl Medium: Acrylic on board,  Size: 120 x 85cm Block framed

Fine Art Gallery

34 Sam Nujoma Ave, Swakopmund   (Email:

Opening times:

Tuesday – Friday:  10.00 – 12.00 and 16.00 – 18.00

Saturday – Sunday: 10.00 – 12.30 or by appointment

Gallery Press Release:

Valentine´s Day at Fine Art Gallery

Fine Art Gallery wants to celebrate this year´s Valentine with a special theme exhibition “ Body & Soul “ and invites all art lovers for to a champagne launch on 14th February between 10:00 – 12:30.

Many well-known and established Namibian artists have followed the call of the gallery and show their definition on the subject. “Body & Soul” shows body part naked, body language details but also the soul of an individual, his dreams, moods, fears and hopes. Among the works on display are works by Barbara Böhlke, Nicky Marais, Barbara Pirron, Imke Rust, Gerdis Stadtherr and Chris Snyman. Some new talented artists of the “New Signatures “ group are also exhibiting their works.

A versatile exhibition full of desire, sensuality and passion, in short, an explosion of expressive colours and images in oil, acrylic, mixed media and simple, touching sketches. The exhibition will be on show until 14th March 2015 in the gallery.

The drawing in favour of the Desert Lion Fund will also take place at the champagne launch.

My New Year’s Resolution and a Gift for You

Imke Rust

The Muse - by Imke Rust The Muse – a self-portrait I have done this time a year ago while at home in Namibia.

The end of a year is the time when most of us take stock and plan ahead for the new year. Many friends are sharing their intentions, hopes and dreams on social media.

I, too, really want the next year to be awesome, but find it so difficult to put my desires into concrete shapes and words. My inner need to get more focussed has built up pressure in the past few days and my inability to focus has filled me with fear.

Today I decided to at least look through the things I have done in the past year and came upon the following text which I have written in September. It reminded me of a valuable lesson by which I have lived most of the past year, and probably should…

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Getting started…

Dear Beautiful Soul,

Welcome!!! I am so honoured to meet you here! Thank you for visiting my Intuitive Art Elixir webpage and blog.

Please have a bit of patience with me. I am still busy tweaking the webpage, but am so much looking forward to sending you regular inspiration through this blog very soon.

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Panther Dreams by Imke Rust

This panther is still busy dreaming up all the goodness coming to this blog…. (Panther Dreams by Imke Rust)

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In the mean time, you could pop over to my artist blog, which is fully loaded with my creative ideas and work, as well as tons of fun and inspiration. And my artist blog over there will also give you lots of inspiration and a taste of who I am and what I am about. 🙂

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Thank you!

Love and blessings, Imke