Frauke Klatt was born in Luebeck, Germany on July 7th 1957. She was educated at the University of Hamburg and is married with three sons. Frauke has been a keen sailor for the past 25 years, her love for the water and sailing and its ever-changing mood has been an inspiration for her painting.
In 1992 she discovered a unique painting technique, which allows paint to be used on sailcloth. The paint is permanent and dose not fade or rub off. To test its durability, Franke painted on the back of a sailing jacket, which she has worn when sailing her yacht for several years in all weather conditions. The image is still as good as when it was first painted. Franke also paints in acrylic to which she adds sand to enhance the wild and stormy mood of many of her paintings. Working in this medium she has produced a series of triptychs of racing yachts, which has gained her respect and notice in the art world.
Frauke is acknowledged in Germany and the UK where her paintings are in great demand. She has exhibited throughout both countries and her paintings have earned her a place in corporate as well as private collections.
In 2000 she held her first show in the UK, which was a great success, a sell out exhibition in Cowes. Further successful exhibitions have been held in Cows, London and through out Europe.