About  My  Art

I usually use brilliant, vigorous colours and strong contrasts in my paintings. Clear - often geometric - shapes and repetitive elements give a unique rhythm to my paintings, unifying and separating fore- and background at the same time. Therefore, an observer sometimes has to take a moment to differentiate the object presented from its background. I use simplified and well-defined forms. The contours of the subject remain mostly naturalistic.


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.  Each fragmented part helps create a meaningful whole. This is metaphoric for our lives. All of our perception is partial and fragmented but we can still create a meaningful whole.


About  Me



Have fun discovering the beauty and

positive energy of my unique style .                  




Photo: Anna Link

I was born on September 27th 1966 in Gehrden near Hannover. I am married and have four children. 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. Some other subjects that I love to paint are wildlife and people.

I have always enjoyed painting, so why have I just gone public at the "tender" age of 50?

Well, it took me a while to develop my own distinctive style and to refine my techniques and compositions so that they meet my own standards for going public. And in the meantime I was active in sports, learned some professions (customs officer, programmer, teacher) and "co-managed" our (4-children) "family enterprise". It was time to really dive into art ...

Awards and Nominations

American Art Awards 2023 2nd Place.

MUSA International  Women's Essence Award 2023.

World Art Awards  4th place 2023.

American Art Awards Winner 2021 1st Place ! With 'Brooklyn Bridge Sunset'.

American Art Awards Winner 2021 4th Place ! With 'Tower Bridge at Dawn'.

Gallery Ring's Crystal Artist of the Month Award September 2021.

Merit Award by Gallery Ring's internatonal online exhibition 'Animal' 2021.

Honorable Mention Award by Art Room Gallery's online exhibition 'Life on Earth', 2021.

Honorable Mention Prize Awarded by J Mane Gallery in "Colors 2021".

Power of Creativity Art Prize 2021 Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.

Current / Upcoming    Exhibitions

Featured Artist at Camelback Gallery

Helvet Art Galerie

Fusion Art's Animal Kingdom 2021 Exhibition Finalist

July - October 2021      Online Exhibition River of Dreams  Contemporary Art Curator Magazine

August - September 2021       Colors 2021   J Mane Gallery New Jersey Online Exhibition

Past Exhibitions

13. -23 April 2019      Art Rome     International Art Expo.

                                                        Flyer Art Gallery Piazza Aurelio Saffi, 34 Civitavecchia

August 2019               Kempen     Town Hall Foyer

August, 19th   2018                            Viersen OpenArt

March to May   2018                            St. Peter Stift Kempen

August 20th, 2017                               OpenArt Viersen

June to September 2017                    Lichthofgalerie der Volksbank Viersen in Süchteln


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