ABOUT THE ARTIST
I was born in Koblenz, Germany, in 1963, and currently live and work in Greensboro, North Carolina. Drawing and painting have been my passion since early childhood. Studying anything about Old Master painters I could get my hands on, I was especially drawn to artists like Briton Rivière, Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven and George Stubbs, just to name a few. The incredibly detailed and authentic work they produced affected how I wanted to paint.
Animals— especially horses—have always been my favorite subjects. Primarily working from own reference photographs, but also from clients’ photos, I am constantly seeking to capture the subject’s essence. Mostly self-taught, but inspired and supported by my likewise artistically talented father, I’m constantly striving to improve my realistic style, preferably expressed through acrylic and oil on canvas or other media.
My work was included in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and Germany. I am also part of a group of artists that formed the Coalition of Artists for the Recognition of Endangered species, CARE. We are organizing specific shows to raise awareness of endangered species and donate a portion of our proceeds to zoos committed to preserving endangered animal species. Currently the Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro represents my art.