Born 1965 in Bremen, North Germany, I today live and work in Delmenhorst.
From the beginning I knew that painting, drawing and creating collage works was my way to express myself. At the age of 13 I got my first photo camera and began figuring out the possibilities.
Initially I started out as an autodidact. I explored diverse techniques of creating art to process travel impressions and depicted scenes from my imagination. During the years 1995 to 2005 I participated in workshops led by the artist Dirk Mühlenstedt in Bremen and adopted the techniques of painting in oil and acrylic colours. I also do linocut and stamp cut and I create monotypes as well. Furthermore I design objects from various materials.
I often have the photo camera with me as a device to collect motives and images that I find occasionally right there in my ordinary urban surroundings. The dandelion project started out with one such picture from the year 2011 which then initiated many targeted photo excursions in the following. Such was the start of an archive on the diversity of dandelion shapes which gave the basis for my project that I'm still working on today (see projects). Screenshots from movies often become the basis for portraits, but for those I use my own pictures as well or I find material in the print media. Photography in itself for me is a medium to stage abstractions.