"Only five minutes satisfied"


Renate Lukasser’s left brain belongs to one of the banks in Salzburg, the right side to the painting. After a two-year training at the Leonardo Academy of Art in Mattsee she is, since 2011, accountant AND artist.


"I love watercolors because of their floating lightness," says Renate Lukasser.

Well drawn has the native of Lower Austrian already since childhood, designed even clothes for her sisters. Already at the age of eight years she wanted to become an actress, but life in the 1960s decided to go another way. Livelihood was the order of the day. With the beginning of the new millennium, the right side of the brain reported. Renate Lukasser completed a two-year,

part-time art studies with completion of the master class and was

finally accountant AND artist: "Now the time was ready to present myself to the outside world as an artist and to stand up for what and as I paint. "

The path to the image begins with "reverence for the silent medium canvas, with which I go into dialogue ".

The answer is usually: "Start finally with what you want. " And these are often landscapes in acrylic, pastel and watercolor paints with plenty of room and space.


She is also interested in experiments, for instance  - Tinto graphic. Here she will put special ink onto an aluminum plate and pushes the image in the oven. The work comes out in bright colors, "and are with nothing to compare.

"What does she like about it:" “I can work very spontaneous,  the motives are different and gain an extra depth and space. "

Or she combines the subtlety of sand from all over the world with the strength of wallpaper paste to give her paintings structure. There is no plan for the exact combination of this mixture, "because I feel like a chef who adds automatically salt."

Only when the soft surface is perfect, Renate Lukasser brings with the brush color to the image.


To respect borders, but also dissolve them – that is her issue, if she glances from her  rooftop studio in Wals-Himmelreich over the area of Staufen and Unterberg and comes back again with her eyes to the easel. Here she thinks then

about when and whether she can show and release her work: "After five satisfiedminutes I work over it. Finishing  is harder than starting. However, time comes when I let my picture off then. "
Mag. Claudia Dabringer, a freelance journalist in May 2014.