Gitte Backhausen has had a committed art practice since 2002 after completing a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design. An urge arose to break free from strict guidelines and conventional design into a language of free expression.
Gitte approaches her work with the aim to free herself from the mind and connect with the experience itself. The energetic brush strokes and marks reveal a colourful emotional landscape, lead by the process itself and leaving a visual translation of the here and now.
In the beginning of 2016 Gitte moved her art studio from Sydney to Gerringong on the NSW South Coast. She is now focusing on her art practice full time after a period of working part time in mental health and career coaching, with a Bachelor Degree in Applied Social Science from 2010.
Regularly invited to participate in group shows and solo exhibitions, she continues to gain recognition for her work, most recently as a finalist in Blacktown City Art Prize 2016, Warringah Art Prize 2016 and Waverley Art Prize 2016, judged by Tim Olsen.