winter sports art skiing, snowboarding, skating paintings

Winter Sports Art

Shop for winter sports art direct from artist studio online below or in person at Koehler Art Studio Gallery. Extreme winter sports art includes skiing paintings, snowboarding art, ice and mountain climbing watercolors and figure skating paintings. Skiing art features Alpine skiing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, a telemark skier and freestyle aerial skiing. Also featured are paintings and prints of Olympic skiers and snowboard cross competitors. Add a celebrity sports action portrait art print to your sports collectibles or commission an original sports themed work of art by sports artist


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skier painting
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White Magic
aerial skier painting, ski jumping
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Air Force
Cross-country Skier
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Whispering Tracks
Skiing painting
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Last Run
Alpine Skier Painting
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Mogul Mania
Olympic Skier Painting
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Competitive Edge
Snow boarding painting
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Snowboard Psyched
Nordic Telemark Skier
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Telemark Trails
Mountain Climbing, Ice Climbing
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Because It's There
Figure skater painting
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Free Spirit
Alpine downhill skier painting
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Diamond Run
Ice Climbing, mountain climbing, mountaineering
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Ice Climb

Affordable Art

With art prints, posters, art cards, acrylic prints and canvas prints available in many sizes framed or unframed, you can decorate your child's bedroom, playroom, cottage, sports bar, sports facility, sports injuries clinic or commercial sports center with this unique artwork at a price to suit every budget.

Inquire about the availability of an original painting, a price for ordering a painting of a favorite sports scene in your personal photograph collection or the commission of a sports celebrity painting for your fundraising project. From your favorite young back yard rink star to your World Series superstar or Olympic sports celebrity, your painting will be painted personally and with sensitivity by artist Hanne Lore Koehler. Satisfaction guaranteed. We deliver worldwide. International clients welcome!


My love for action and fascination with capturing a flash of movement in this motionless art form should be evident in my sports paintings. Only the experience itself can compare with the delight I feel when I have captured an athlete in the excitement of the moment, a skier in anticipation of the next mogul, heli or gate, a figure skater in the midst of performing the best quad ever, a snow boarder out-maneuvering three formidable opponents in a snowboard cross race. Every athlete, professional or amateur, can identify with the adrenaline rush felt in that instant portrayed each of my paintings. This work for me is exhilarating, unrestricted, satisfying.

Step 1:
When composing an action painting or portrait, I usually use a number of different photos as reference, combining elements that I like from each to create the composition that I'm looking for - the action from one photo, the facial expression from another, the lighting effect from a third, etc. Using today's technology makes planning a layout of a composition fun. I try different arrangements and combinations until I reach a desired effect and I catch myself smiling.

Step 2:
After sketching a detailed drawing in pencil of the subject on my watercolor canvas so that I know what areas of the composition to leave white (since, true to traditional watercolor techniques, I never use white paint), I begin by painting the subject, usually in quite a bit of detail in some areas. To portray movement or speed, I let some of the paint pigment run into a wet background in the opposite direction of the action in a sort of controled abandon. Finally, I paint an impressionistic background by splashing colors and water onto the wet paper canvas to add life and excitement to the piece.

Step 3:
Just as life and technology have evolved over the past century, contemporary action art has also evolved, reflecting today's lifestyle and using today's technology. In my opinion, the artist with vision is the one who uses modern technology to his advantage. Even a traditional painter like me can take advantage of modern technology. Digital cameras make it feasible to take hundreds of photos of the same action and computer software can aid in combining different elements from different photos to create a layout of a composition to the artist's satisfaction. It is no longer necessary for artists to expect their subjects to pose for long, exhausting periods of time. With the aid of modern technology, today's artist can paint action-packed detailed images looking at a computer layout of photo combinations to produce contemporary realistic and action-packed paintings.

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To be clear, I only use photographs as reference material for my original paintings, often producing detailed pencil drawings on the canvas before I paint. My snowboarding and skiing action paintings and action figure skating portraits are hand-painted original paintings done by looking at a photograph of the subject as if the subject were posing frozen in time in my studio. They are NOT painted over top of a mechanically reproduced photograph."