Ulrich Goette Himmelblau is a German artist. He is the founder of the prestigious Palm Art Awards and the editor and publisher of the art book series "Who's Who in Visual Art", featuring the best fine artists of our day.
He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle, where he had studied under professor Frank Ruddigkeit. A great influence on his artistic work had his early turn to yoga and meditation.
At the end of the 1990s his art gained more and more recognition, and it was "Märkische Allgemeine" that even counted him to be one of the most important artists of his home country Brandenburg. His main gallery at this time was Galerie Samtleben in Potsdam.
On a journey through Nepal in 1995/96 he was deeply impressed by meeting with a number of holy men and in Kathmandu he took advantage of an exceptional opportunity and delivered a catalogue of his paintings to Her Highness Princess Shruti Shah, the daughter of the former Nepalese King.
Deeply impressed by the trip, he and his family moved to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza the following year, where he ended his painting career in 2001 with the last of his works "Moon Door" due to the enlightening insights of his stay in Nepal.
His paintings and graphic art works today can be found in several prestigious public and private collections, such as the Kupferstichkabinett of the National Museums in Berlin, the well known TUI collection in Hannover, the ORB art collection, the art collection of the Museum Brandenburg, as well as in San Diego (USA), Kolding (Denmark), Bruxelles (Belgium), Limoges (France), Majorca and Ibiza (Spain).
His works have been showcased in numerous solo and group exhibions, i.e. in 1993 at the Museum of the Royal Palace in Kolding, Denmark, in 1998 in a Special Show at the International Art Event 'Arte Ibiza', Spain, in 1999 at the international art event 'Arte Sevilla' , Spain, in 2000 at the 'World Fine Art Gallery', Broadway, New York City, USA, and in 2001 in 'Galerie am Neuen Kranzlereck', Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany.
In 2002, he opened a gallery on the Meditarranean island of Mallorca in Port Andratx under the name Art Domain Gallery to showcase and promote outstanding individual artists from all over the world.
Two years later he got back to his home country Germany, where he soon started his own publishing business under the label Art Domain Whois Publisher in 2006.
Finally in 2017, he turned intensely to the enlightening teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism, and two years later, received the Phowa practice during a retreat with Chagdud Khadro, henceforth followed by other useful initiations and empowerments from other lamas.