2017 Extension acrylic paiting / techniques with Monika Biermann, Liestal, Switzerland
2013, 2014, 2016 Print workshop Petr Beranek, Netzwerkmalerei Münchenstein, Switzerland
2013 – 2018 Studies of painting, Netzwerkmalerei Münchenstein A. Durrer, G. Helsein und Udo Grossklaus, Switzerland
2005 – 2012 Creative break, dedication to theapeutic work
1999 – 2004 Lithografit workshop with Florian Dammeyer, Druckwerk, Werkraum Warteck PP, Basel, Switzerland
1996 – 1997 Training in oil painting, Hersberg, Switzerland
1987 – 1989 Artschool Basel, Switzerland
1966 Born in Liestal, Basel (Switzerland)
I rarely start with a concept, but rather with colors and patterns.
What is created during the process of painting and what emotions does it trigger in me?
Is it something familiar or something unknown?
Sometimes I accentuate certain elements with black, that one would otherwise not notice.
Later these are neutralized through further layers of paint.
That way, a painting emerges or develops, that is part of my inner world.
As a child, I lived in my own phantasy. Through painting, I regained access to this power of imagination.
Whilst I paint, I swim against my daily routine and create my own world on paper or canvas.
This two-dimensionality can lead to a third dimension by just intense reflection.
Then I carried the viewer into my world of paintings.