1st Award in Oil/Acrylic

        Spring 2010 Open Juried Show of Fine Art - Fallbrook, Calif.

 

 

ALZHEIMERS ART AUCTION/ BALBOA PARK, CA

 

   

  Regional Show - Balboa Park - December 2009

                                                                                                        

San Diego Art Institute "Thank you Tina" - One Foot Show

 

    "Where is Francis"

 

                         

          total abstraction   
                                           

 

                    Solo Art Show at "The Salon Gallery" in Fallbrook - April 2010

 

 

 

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA     LIBRARY EXHIBITION

It took me many years to find the courage to express myself in my paintings.

Art was always a very important part of my life and to this day I remember my very first real art experience: A show in Bremen, Germany, of Expressionist Painters. In particular a painting by Ernst Ludig Kirchner. I was able to hear the waterfall, smell the damp air and marvel at his colors and brush strokes. I was only a teenager......

Born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia (now Kaleningrad/Russia) my family escaped twice from the Communist Regimes.

And then in 1964 I left Bremen, Germany and immigrated to the United States.

......AND NOW..... SINCE 2011 I AM LIVING AGAIN IN GERMANY......THE CIRCLE HAS CLOSED.

Photography was my first passion. The challenge is holding on to images, light, special moments, and pushing the envelop.

But when I reached for the brush I really allowed myself to become creative. 

 

 

My mentor: Reed Cardwell, Artist and Art Teacher

Reed Cardwell thaught me:  "not to paint what I see but  what I prefer to see," which was this painter's philosophy.