Artist’s statement/About

Since I was a child I loved creating artwork. Having been a professional artist for more than 25 years, I’ve been exhibiting and selling my artwork through solo and group exhibitions. I also work on commission basis for private buyers and companies. I am mostly self-taught and acquired my skills through experimenting and working intensively towards living my true passion.

Nearly all of the artwork is created in my home studio in Kreuth near Lake Tegernsee, an hour’s drive south of Munich. My inspiration comes from my beautiful surroundings, books I read, travelling and a strong affinity for the sea and the ever-changing light. Most of my paintings are acrylics, but I also use mixed media such as sand, water colors and pastels.

Art is a part of my soul, my passion and profession and I explore life through art.
It is who I am and what I do. Every painting is part of me. Every day spent in the studio is a new experience. My artwork is based on a gift, but even more on consistent work and dedication. I am very grateful for the opportunity to do what I love. To me, art is the celebration of creativity and individualism.

Over the past few years I have been developing a new line of abstract landscapes with a more serene and calm feel to them. Light is always the strongest element in my work.
Even though I usually start with a concept, at some point intuition takes over and I get absorbed in the moment, capturing the vibes. I also love the challenge of experimenting with new materials and ideas.

I want to inspire people, touch their hearts and make them happy by looking at my paintings.

Some art workshops I attended over the past decades:

  • Illustration of picture books – Reichenhaller Akademie/Germany
  • Acrylic paint work shop – Reichenhaller Akademie/Germany
  • „Schule der Phantasie“ – Academy of Art, Munich/Germany
  • Several journeys for painting workshops, i. e. Tuscany (Italy), Valencia/Sevilla (Spain)
  • Watercolor workshops
  • Portrait workshops (charcoal, pencil) and a nude drawing class (red chalk and watercolor)

Being authentic is a choice of how we want to live – a decision we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up, to be honest and to let our true selves to be seen./

Authentisch zu leben ist eine Entscheidung, die wir täglich aufs Neue treffen müssen. Wir haben die Wahl, uns in aller Ehrlichkeit zu zeigen und unser wahres Selbst zu offenbaren.