My first and foremost motivation in life is love and I guess this shows in my paintings, too.
If I were to describe my artwork, I would compare it to a cocktail composed of these ingredients:
French romance and eroticism, American movie glamour, bits of English humor and Latin “joie de vivre” and, very important, because this rather sweet mixture would be indigestible without a touch of bitterness, a well tempered dose of German Angst.
Therefore, people are naturally the main subject of my paintings. Just sometimes – and I guess this is related to fond memories of a childhood spent at the Bavarian countryside – I have a terrible longing for nature and wilderness. In these moments, I find my motives in landscape, plants and animals.
The techniques I prefer are oils, pastels and watercolor.
It took me quite a while to find out what I really wanted to do. After taking drama lessons in Paris for about 5 years and a certain number of dont call us, we call you, I switched to journalism (Marie-Claire, Marie-France), then to photography and accessory design (fashion jewellery and scarves).Back in Munich after a 13-year stay in Paris, I worked mainly as a photographer, specialising in garden and portrait photography, mostly for garden books such as Moroccan Gardens and Happiness is a Garden.It was only after meeting my husband and giving birth to my son Alexandre in 1998 that I felt happy enough to really undertake painting.For almost 10 years mostly self-taught, from 2005 onwards I participated in portrait workshops at Munichs Akthof with Elina Deberdeeva and Anette Bley and took classes for a while with Michail Tschernjavski.Since 2008 intensive workshops (drawing, painting, lithographie, anatomie, modelling with clay...) with the following teachers:Elina Deberdeeva, Anette Bley, Emö Simonyi, Wolfgang Müller-Jakob, Michael Wörle, Tom Kristen, Stefan Nuetzel...…Read More