Uwe’s work has graced the pages of Facebook on numerous occasions, not only his painting but his engraving work as well. Uwe sent some photos of his work with a few comments. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Uwe Ehmke lives in Hildesheim Germany and works as a “Software Consultant Finance/Controlling.” He writes,
Born 1965 in Pforzheim – between Karlsruhe and Stuttgart Germany.
My parents are from Pomerania and East-Prussia so some old stories about Blücher, Lützow and York came to my ears when I was about 12 years old. An old book written by Karl May “The Way to Waterloo” was a birthday present at that time. Beginning with AIRFIX Plastic figures I start collecting and painting Miniatures. A few years later I saw in Freiburg Dioramas in the famous Schwabentor showing the German Peasants’ War of 1525- with flat tin figures!!! After that time I start collecting flat tin figures – and with 16 years I try for the first time to engrave such figures. So that was really depressing in the beginning– but Alexander Windisch-Sachs taught me some basic tricks – then the results got better after some years, but I am still a amateur. So here I show some painted figures from different companies – Thirty Years War. Also the last engravings inspired by my Collectors-Friend Torsten Tenge – a Napoleonic wars specialist – main subject is 1812– most of them are from drawings from Mike Michaelis / Wernigerode Germany. Mike is a very creative Artist and his drawings are full of life in extreme high quality!! My figures can ordered from Thomas Seele www.seele–zinnfiguren.de.
In 2016 I hope finishing engraving a big serie for Russian Infantry with the old tschako 1812-13 – this will contain about 80 Items ….. then 2017 is planned a big series, Württemberg Horse and Foot-Artillerie 1812 with three-dimensional canons + limber ammunition wagons …and also Württemberg Chevaulegers 1812-13 and Russian Cuirassiers – all in Combat. All this is possible to do in my little sparetime – because I have a lovely wife!!!!
So I hope you enjoy what you see !!!
Examples of engraving: drawings Mike Michaels engraver Uwe Ehmke
Württemberg Horse Artillerie in Combat 1812
Officier Württemberg Chasseurs a Cheval 1809 – 12
Russian dragons 1812-15 – drawing Mike Michaelis/Uwe Ehmke gravur + painting Oil – Color Uwe Ehmke
Russian Infantry with old Tschako 1812-13 drawing Mike Michaelis/Uwe Ehmke gravur + painting Oil – Color Uwe Ehmke
Russian cuirassiers – still work in progress – drawing + gravur Uwe Ehmke
Württemberg Infantry 181-15 drawing/gravur/painting Oil – Color Uwe Ehmke
Murat 1812 drawing Torsten Tenge / Gravur Uwe Ehmke – old gravur in the year 2000/ panting Oil – Color Uwe Ehmke
Cossacks from Scheibert
Different producers – painting Uwe Ehmke Oil – Color
Brandenburg, Braunschweig, Danmark, Sweden, Scotisch and German in Swedish service
Baden and Palatinate
Imperial, Scotland, Saxon
Standarts Bavaria, Kursachen