I was born on September 20th, 1974. I grew up in Bremen (Germany) and then studied graphic design at the HTK Hamburg from 1993-1997. In 2004 we moved to Recklinghausen in the Ruhr area. Painting has always accompanied me. After many years of creative computer work in advertising agencies, I was more drawn to painting again and from 2017-2020 I successfully completed a distance learning course in painting and drawing via the Fernakademie in Hamburg. At the moment I mainly paint with acrylic paints. The subject areas are broad, but I always come back to painting water. It is probably because of the love for water, due to the Hanseatic cities of Bremen and Hamburg and the annual summer vacation on the Baltic Sea with my family. I have been a freelance graphic designer since the birth of our first child, have recently had my own studio and give children's art courses regularly.