I was born in Basel, Switzerland, but have spent most of my adult life traveling and living in various Asian countries, such as Nepal, Pakistan and Thailand, before I finally settled down in Somerset in 2009. I now live right in the heart of the little market town of Wellington and finally have a studio of my own where I can paint and hold exhibitions.
I am originally a writer and have published several novels and literary essays and 2 volumes of poetry in German, my native language, but when I am not busy writing or being creative with my camera, I spend my time painting, using soft pastels or oil or making collages with various natural ingredients such as leaves, lichen etc.. Painting for me means exploring the interaction of colour and form in order to create particular moods in my land- and seascapes, occasionally also in still lifes and pet portraits . I find painting and photographing a very challenging a rewarding alternative to writing and am glad that the environment I live in gives me so much inspiration.
I exhibit locally but also in Geneva, Switzerland, and next year for the first time I will have the opportunity to exhibit in London.
I am a member of Somerset Art Weeks, Somerset Contemporary Artists' Net, Swiss Artists In The UK and Somerset Artist Gallery Trust.
Detail of an old garden wall of bricks and stone with a little sparrow sitting in a protected niche. Done in soft pastels. The painting has a harmonious colour scheme and comes in a white mount with a think red outline and grey frame.
An acrylicpainting in unusual dimensions of a typical summer scene in the English countryside: a meadow full of flowers, trees and a little open gate, inspired by nature in the West Country, where I live.
The painting can be hung on the hall directly as it is. It measures 30cm x 80 cm.
View of Dartmoor in the evening, created in soft pastels. The landscape stretches far into the distance under a colourful evening sky; several striking boulders in the foreground add a structural element to the the wild vastness of the moor.
The painting has a white mount and comes in a so called shabby chic blue grey frame. It measures 50cm x 40cm.