I was born on September 27th 1966 in Gehrden near Hannover. I am married and have four children. I have a University Degree in English and Physical Education and I work as a teacher at a grammar school. As a painter I am self-educated.
In 2016 I went public with my art calendar "Kempener Kunst-Blicke" of views of my hometown Kempen made from my acrylic paintings.
I only started exhibiting locally in 2017.
In 2019 I have started exhibiting internationally.
'I use simplified and well-defined forms and expressive colours to capture the essence of the subjects I paint. The contours of the subject remain mostly naturalistic.
I am particularly interested in animals and I would like to capture the magic in them. I am also intrigued by scenes where people enjoy moments in their lives I would like people to connect or re-connect to such moments.
Clear, often geometric shapes and repetitive elements give a unique rhythm to my
To increase the colours' impact I use extensive forms. The effect of the - often pure - colours is enhanced by the strong contrasts. The high purity of the colours makes the paintings appear to be flooded with light. The vivid colours emmanate a joy of life and power. Strong contrasts create tension and energy and it is a challenge for me to create a sense of unity and even harmony in my paintings. People respond to this because it reminds them that in their lives, too, harmony can be
created despite contrasts and tensions'