Dutch artist Theodora Plas studied painting and drawing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague ( 1975-1980). She has been a professional artist for 40 years and has held numerous exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Bahrain and USA. Music, poetry and literature play an important role in her work. The darkness of Winterreise may appear to be in contrast with the depiction of the inner journey toward light that characterises her work; yet, when analysing her Winterreise paintings, it seems that, like Schubert, she uses light to suggest darkness and vice versa. Artist’s website: www.theodoraplas.com