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MANFRED URL, was born 1967 in Graz, and has been working as a professional artist for the past 15 years.

He studied art at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Graz, Austria, concentrating mostly on graphic design and painting. Following this he spent several years working as a graphic designer in Graz and Vienna. He then trained as a painter and decorator at his father's family business, Otto Url GmbH, Graz. Another change of scene and three years in the restoration of frescoes under Professor Josef Fastl. His most recent adventure in painting is in PanArt, a technique developed and brought to Manfred by Mathias Baumgartner.

Manfred Url has worked with interior and exterior designers on projects in Austria, Ireland, Greece, Bulgaria and the US. Projects have included bars, hotel bedrooms and bathrooms, restaurants, conference centres, vinters, retail stores and garden designs for both business and private customers. His specialisation is paintings for hotel bedrooms, and LampPaintings for the Hotel and Spa industry.

Url has worked on live performance art projects with Greek composer Alexis Porfiriadis (New Music and live large-scale painting) and Irish singer Bríd Ní Mhaoileoin (Irish song and live painting), with past performances in Austria, Greece and USA.

Manfred Url lives in Graz, Austria with his wife, Irish singer Bríd Ní Mhaoileoin and their son Oisín Pedro Amadeus.

He has worked widely in watercolours, oil, acrylics, mixed media and in self-made UV paints. He uses the latter to create night-scapes which have an amazing effect of depth.

He has travelled abroad on study trips to Spain, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, England, Italy, Istria, Holland, Ireland, Illinois, USA and Argentina

Home: Graz, South Styria, Burgenland, Innsbruck, Zillertal, Carinthia
Away: Istria, Baveria, Chile, Bolivia, Greece, Ireland and USA

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly"
Antoine de Saint Exupéry