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Raised and trained in Germany, I came to Scotland as part of an academic exchange programme, fell in love with the country and its people and never looked back.


My work is known for my investigation of colour perspective by subtly layering hues of paint and the juxtaposition of colours to create a three-dimensional picture. In doing so I consciously disregard the traditional means for creating perspective. Excursions to Denmark, Russia and the U.S.A fuelled my interest in abstraction and led me to become the abstract expressionist painter I am today.


My use of bright colours is very much influenced by the special quality of light in Scotland. I spend most of my summers in a remote part of the Outer Hebrides. However, my studio is in an old industrial building in the heart of Edinburgh.

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