Ratz’s work will be on display at the Belgrade Cultural Association from February 1 to 10 as part of the Australian-Serbian Friendship exhibition.
Invited to take part by the association chairman Milinko Jelovac, Ratz will be the only Australian artist exhibiting alongside three others from Belgrade.
The exhibition aims to enhance Serbia’s relationship with Australia.
“Exhibiting in Europe has been a lifelong dream and ambition for me and I am proud to exhibit,” she said.
“As an artist, I enjoy nothing more than to paint vibrant colours and portray ideas or themes that entice and stimulate the imagination.
“My aim is to celebrate the joy of art, emotion and perspective through colour and texture in my works which include portraits, abstracts, floral and other styles of paintings and art.”
Her work uses oils, acrylics and mixed media to portray her appreciation of life and landscape.
“As a person and artist, I am drawn and fascinated by the richness and variety of Australian landscape,” she said.
“For the exhibition at the Belgrade Cultural Association, landscape is a major theme.”
“Ranging from our incredible red centre to our first Australians, these particular paintings encapsulate our wonderful and extensive landscape and people for Belgrade to appreciate.”