Daniela Strauss is a German born Melbourne based artist who prefers to work in series. She considers herself a self-taught artist influenced by abstract expressionism and works with emotion and energy. Growing up in an artistic family, drawing and painting was always a part of her life. Being in touch with nature and getting the positive energy coming from it plays an important part in her work. The subjective perception of the experienced environment serves as an inspiration. Her paintings are created through intuitive responses rather then being analytical. The process starts with spontaneous drips, pours and washes using mainly acrylic paint ink and poured pigments. Her work attempts to capture the mood, atmosphere and energy of places travelled and experienced.