I prefer abstract painting coming with its subconscious spontaneity and with a certain meditative focus; experimenting with minimalism.
If theme oriented, the main subjects revolve around processes, time, changes, the human individual and inner strength, especially empathy.
I developed a few symbols over the time, working like keys when a painting is theme oriented.
The " loops" represent social connections or interactions, and "grey loops with black background" refer to their opacity when communication is complex, manipulative and/or not open, creating tension.
The "bowl" - a half circle symbolizes the soul, the "circle with the dot" stands for spirituality.
The "fingerprint" points out individuality, "antlers" refer to listening.
Once in a while I also use pictographs.
Colors play an important role as colors address feelings and therefore have therapeutic powers...as Mark Rothko wanted people to feel his paintings. Like the few symbols colors work as a symbolic language, as well. Acrylic paint became my medium.
" I am predominantly interested in 'inner psychological landscapes and portraits', the way to interpret them on canvas and achieving results."
Born in W-Germany.
Studied Educational Sciences and art semester at the universities Essen and Muenster, Germany, the latter including the experience of being among other students in a scholarly debate with Joseph Beuys. Before this time she worked in a museum, organizing exhibitions and archiving graphic works including Kaethe Kollwitz's lithographic prints, prints by Gabriele Muenter and Willi Baumeister or Rembrandt edgings.
This educational time was also filled with many trips to museums and galleries in European cities and Israel and to events like the DOCUMENTA in Kassel as well as with additional intensifying workshops in lithographic printing, nude and water color techniques. She also 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: private and public commissions, exhibitions, sales and publications before immigrating with her young family to
1993 - member of the Berufsverband Bildender Kuenstler Westf. e.V. (BBK), Germany
( Association of Professional Artists - The Plastic Arts); still active participations in juried exhibitions abroad.
Many national and international juried group shows as well as solo exhibitions and commissions.
2010 - 2015 AFCA member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver.
2010 - Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Canada.
2017 - Member of the Comox Valley Arts
Lives and works in British Columbia, Canada.
Paintings have been sold to ( selection): Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Amsterdam,
London, Jacksonville(Florida), NY/Manhattan, Chicago, Calgary, Victoria(BC, Canada)
Also: curator experience. She is currently working on her written children's books.
Association of Professional Artists - The Plastic Arts ( Berufsverband Bildender Kuenstler Westf. e.V = BBK ), Germany
Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Canada
Comox Valley Arts
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 with three large paintings for the permanent online exhibition "Vulnerability vs Strength", LINUS gallery, Pasadena, California