I was born in Germany and received a B.A. in art at the Klosterschule, Hamburg. I studied philosophy and medieval languages at the University of Hamburg. In 1965, I immigrated to New York City. Twenty years later, in the early 1980’s, I permanently moved to Maine.
My only guided training in art took place during the last three years of school while working towards my B.A. Since then, my education consisted of studying the work of other artists.
Rilke once said in his letters to a young poet that the most profound things take place in a realm beyond words.
It is the process of painting that I find most important. Painting is the means by which I work through all those things I cannot address with reason or rationale. At the same time, it is always a celebration in and of color.
I have exhibited my work in New York and Maine for more than 30 years, and my paintings are in several prestigious collections. I have been a member of the Amos Eno Gallery in New York since 1996, where my work is exhibited every two years.