I was born in Westerland on the island of Sylt in Northern Germany. I grew up in Hörnum in the south of the island.
I was surrounded by water, waves and lot of wind!
My paternal grandfather, was a trained mechanic, fisherman and painter in Hörnum. Unfortunately, he died long before I was born and I could not know him - but his paintings! Of course some of his work were in the room of my grandmother, where I studied them as a child fascinated. From a distance blots look like trees...great!
Coincidentally, my husband's grandfather was also an artist. He was a graphic designer in Hamburg and has also painted, drawn and made many beautiful wood and linocuts in his spare time. He took his inspiration on his travels to Italy, Spain and Sylt. Unfortunately I also could not know him.
And to make it complete, I also added the gallery of my kids paintings.
2018 HanseBird The birding festival of the north 23-24 june Hamburg/ Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe
2017 MoVo (Moderne Vogelmaler - Modern Birdpaintings) in Halberstadt
2016 "Meermalen" Haus Peters in Tetenbüll ( Eiderstedt)
2015 MoVo (Moderne Vogelbilder - Modern Birdpaintings) in Halberstadt
2013 "Wild auf's Bild" exhibition participation Animaler in the Kulturfabrik Haldensleben
2013 MoVo (Moderne Vogelbilderr- Modern Birdpaintings) in Halberstadt
2009 exhibition participation "Behütet" at Birke Breckwoldt
2007 Landscapes of Sylt at Center of Speech- und Occupationaltherapy Pohlman/Schneble in Hamburg Rahlstedt
2007 exhibition participation "Tiere sind die besseren Menschen" at the veterinarian Dagmar Walther in Hamburg
2005 exhibition participation " Perlen" at the gallery Rendon in Hamburg
2005-2010 painting course with Carolin Beyer
1998-2000 made several illustrations for the agency Bartel, Brömmel, Struck (Otto, Eurocamp, Allianz)
1997 worked as graphic designer
1996 - 1997 six month stay in Brussels 3 month practical training at the advertising agency Ammirati Puris Lintas in Brussels/Belgium
1993 - 1996 Kunstschule Wandsbek 1996 certificate
During school painting cours with Günther Winkler (student of Schmitt-Rottluff ), practical training as typesetter at Sylter Druckerei, exhibition participation at the Stadtgalerie Alte Post in Westerland, communitiy college in Hörnum, Sparkasse Niebüll
1990 1. price poster contest "Schule und AIDS" from ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein
1989 2. price photo-, painting- and poster contest to Sylt's environmental action from municipal authority of Westerland
1986 1. price painting contest "Jugend und Alkohol" regional winner in my age group