Born in W-Germany.


After a time of organizing exhibitions and archiving lithographic prints such as Kaethe Kollwitz´s lithographic prints, prints by Gabriele Münter or Rembrandt edgings in a German museum -  studying Educational Sciences and art semesters at the universities Essen and Münster, Germany; including an auditorium scholarly debate with Joseph Beuys.

Many trips to museums and galleries in European cities and Israel, and to events like the DOCUMENTA in Kassel as well as participating in additional intensifying workshops in lithographic printing, nude and water color techniques.

Sold many water color paintings regularly to an art dealer in order to partly finance her academical training.


1983 -  M.A in Educational Sciences from the Westf. Wilhems University, Muenster, Germany


1985 - 1997: raising three children; private and public commissions, exhibitions, sales and publications before emigrating with her young family to Canada.


1993 - member of the Berufsverband Bildender Kuenstler Westf. e.V. (BBK), Germany

           ( Association of Professional Artists - The Plastic Arts); still actively participating in BBK exhibitions.


2010 - 2015  AFCA  member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver.

2010 - Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Canada.


Many national and international juried group shows as well as solo exhibitions.

Since 2018 - focussing on writing as well which slowed down painting.

Published a 188 pages children's book in Dec 2020 under her pseudonym 'Jordis Tumby' (see BLOG)

Regarding painting: new body of work in the making


After wonderful years on Vancouver Island, now living in Alberta with her family and working in her new studio.


Paintings are in( selection): Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Amsterdam,,

London, Jacksonville(Florida), NY/Manhattan, Chicago, Calgary, Victoria(BC, Canada), Vancouver Island and South Africa.


Other Notes:

Curator experience.

Author of the award winning children's book "Of Bears at Fridges, Drinking Planes and Cinderella's Shoe" ( more see BLOG)






Association of Professional Artists - The Plastic Arts ( Berufsverband Bildender Kuenstler Westf. e.V = BBK ), Germany

Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Canada

CV Writers Society, Vancouver Island, Canada



AWARDS and Wins ::

 2008   "Eureka" was chosen for the Saatchi online gallery TOP TEN of the week, Sept 1 - 7, 2008,  by

            Rebecca Wilson, London

 2009   OPUS Bronce Award / Art Visions, Kelowna, BC/Canada

 2009   Award of Excellence / FCA, Vancouver , Canada

2013   Won - three large paintings for the permanent online exhibition "Vulnerability vs Strength",  LINUS gallery,  

           Pasadena, California

2021  CANADA BOOK AWARDS for  "Of Bears at Fridges, Drinking Planes and Cinderella's Shoe".






"To be absolutely free to create without fear and formula heartens the soul
and opens the path to the joy of living."

-- Cesar Manrique --