Swiss artist Regula Winkelman was born in Thayngen in 1943. She trained as a teacher and studied the harpsichord with Isolde Ahlgrimm in Vienna. She taught and performed for many years, and after moving to Basel in 1996, she took up painting on a more regular basis. Light is a central theme in her work. Regula’s paintings, which evolve mostly from her imagination, often have a surrealistic touch. The choice of colour and style varies a great deal. She mostly uses acrylic paint, sometimes on special paper, sometimes on canvas or on material on a wooden frame. Regula’s “Art for Music Foundation” supports young musicians with financial assistance to study, purchase or repair musical instruments and to fund projects and concerts. Artist’s website: