Alina Treptow, born in 1988, finished her Bachelor study in Illustration in 2015 in Kiel. Parallel to her mostly large format paintings, she started her street art project Gretel&Gretel in 2013 using mostly paste ups to beautify the streets of her hometown Kiel. Her art is mostly a mix of imaginative and emotional portraits. It is more of an intuitive than a conceptual process. At the beginning of a painting, the ideas are rather abstract and only become more concrete during the process of painting. Most of her works are a mix of charcoal, acrylic, and oil paint. However, she also loves to experiment with other mediums such as crayons.