I would like to turn the viewer's focus to the profound beauty in the subjects that fascinate me and inspire me to paint.
It is one of my goals to create joy and spread a sense of positive energy with my unique style.
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.
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". Now, it's time to really dive into art ...
August 2019 Town Hall, Kempen
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