BFA from Salisbury University with a concentration in Painting, Summa Cum Laude, 2007
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Regensburg, Germany in 1991
Born and raised in the German countryside, I learned to appreciate nature at an early age. Nature inspires me to create something that is unique to me and free from boundaries. My artwork is a reaction to my surroundings and my feelings. I use both photography and painting to interpret what I find in nature.
Living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I am surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife. I get inspired by the rhythmic reflections and the fluid movements of the water surface. The shapes and the density of the water plants offer endless possibilities for artistic interpretations. I pay attention to the ever changing light and weather conditions and the impact it has on the elements. Through my art, I try to capture harmony of all living creatures within their environment.
I don’t limit myself to a certain kind of painting style or subject matter. My artwork ranges from close-up photographs and paintings of flora and fauna to abstract interpretations of the mystery of nature. Creating art has a liberating and exciting effect on my mind and my soul.
Art has become a beautiful journey for me, and I can no longer imagine my life without it. The quiet studio time in combination with my outside camera time is a perfect combination to keep me inspired. I am happy when I can create something that was not there before and something that is truly mine.