Born in 1970 I grew up at the area of Saxon Switzerland near Dresden in East Germany. My childhood was influenced by the selfless, christian and social works of my grandmother, the breathtaking mystical landscape of the area and the cultural and historical wealth of Dresden. My parents supported art from a very early age on. I admired the paintings of the Old Masters and other treasures in the museums of Dresden and attended drawing classes from the age of 7 on.
Own works were exhibited for the first time in around 1978, when a linocut work served as the exhibition poster.
In my early youth I started with photography. From 1989 on, while living in London, one of my interests was in concert and event photography. Many of the attended music concerts were photographed, and furthermore I liked the remnants of victorian atmosphere at Highgate Cemetary.
Photographic techniques were perfectioned through participation of classes in portraiture and still life and I enjoyed the cultural and international life in London. An exhibition about William Blake left a lasting impression. I also started practicing yoga in London in 1992.
In Paris from 1995 - 1998 video was added as a media. An enhanced interest in landscapes came though many trips to celtic Brittany in the north western edge of France.
Between 1996 - 2005 I consecrated much of my time to studies of philosophy, consciousness, shamanism and ethnomedicine.
End of 1998 I first met the visionary artist Alex Grey, moved back to Germany and in 1999 I participated in the art festival Burning Man in Nevada, USA and went to India for the first time in 2001. Following this personal landmarks I completed a further training in ethnomedicine, met many outstanding personalities, such as the Dalai Lama and decided to study art therapy. The university of applied sciences in Ottersberg (north Germany) offered an appropriate surrounding and curriculum between 2003 - 2007 to combine social work, to perfect earlier developed therapeutic skills, scientific research and spiritual interests in the diploma studies of art therapy and art eduction. Painting techniques were refined through a workshop of the Mischtechnique (modern version of the Old Masters style) with the artists Martina Hoffmann and Robert Venosa. Another artist example for me is also Max Ernst. Having fulfilled the adolescent dream of a Leica lens, photography became again a major part in my artistic creations from 2007 on again. Since August 2008 l have been living in Berlin.