Welcome to our home county National Park Eifel, Germany, where roman history, castles and fortresses and a variety of wildlife of rare orchards and colorful butterflies are virtually on the doorstep. Culture and nature experiences, spanning the world from Timor to Svalbard, often shape inspirations to our established work of art.
The whole presented artworks (apart from sculptures...) are devised to fulfil the requirements of various forms of media and are available as high resolution digital image files in the range from small scientific studies for textbooks to large museum or exhibition walls. Usage rights to the illustrations can be purchased for commercial or editorial purposes like education, science, text-books, wildlife publishing, exhibits, museums, advertising...
Please enjoy your virtual walkthrough our art work gallery! Special requests? We would welcome seeing your brief, to deliver professionally your exact personalized needs. For commisionel works feel free to contact us - contact - faa(at)urftvalley.com.
Helga Pohlen : Since 1990 active artist in the fields of: ceramics, sculptures, reliefs and etchings.
Matt. J.G. Maassen-Pohlen : Since 1985 freelance graphic designer in the fields of: graphical and photographical design for sole traders and group corporations, illustration and construction of small dioramas, involved in design oriented nature conservation since 1980 (read more at > nature-interpretation-panels-com ).
Both study at Krefeld, Germany Polytechnic in Ceramic Design and Visual Communication,
also specializing in analytical drawing of moving bodies, and the study of manifestations of true life shape and form and their depiction in two dimensions, under Prof. W. Zaiser.
List of publications (excerpt):
Conservation organisations: NABU Germany, Fondation Hëllef fir d'Natur, Luxembourg - Ministries and centers of environment and rural areas - National Park Gesaeuse, Austria - Zoological Garden of Saarbruecken, Germany - University of Heidelberg/Springer Publishers (exploitation of illustration work) - German Television and others.
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