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Born 1971 in Switzerland, grew up in the UK, 8 years in Vienna, since 2005 in Switzerland.

Membership SGBK Section Basel since 2011. Newcomer Visarte Section Basel since 2018.

Main interests in painting: Movement and light. Between 2015 – 2020 I regularly painted the pupils in a ballet school during their lessons. How can one capture the body, its space and mobility in two dimensions – without losing the atmosphere, the tension and beauty. Create “living pictures”.
As an artist, I follow the “purity law” as in brewing beer. I capture the movements with brush and ink on paper and then use these drawings to inspire oil paintings. The categories of “Aesthetics in Art” by Immanuel Kant support me.

Education

Since 2020 Royal Drawing School, London various courses

Since 2016 private tuition from artist Martin Rabe in art theory and philosophy

2017     Summer School with Damian Callan, Edinburgh, Scotland

2012 – 2015 Student at the Art School Rabe (Kunstmalschule Rabe), Liestal/BL, Switzerland

2001-2005 Private tuition with Zeger van Soest (life drawing and painting) Vienna, Austria

1990-1993 “Textile Design and Design Management” University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK, BSc(Hons) | Design prize for student competition

Exhibitions

2020     Sterben & Tod, Group exhibition in 3 galleries: Büni Galerie Dotzige, Kultur Mühle Lyss, Galerie de Grandcour

2020       “Was uns bewegt” Group exhibition, Vielfältig Produzentengalerie, Chur

2019       Group exhibition “Summer Exhibition” Fishguard Arts Society, Wales

2019       Solo exhibition in SGBK exhibition rooms, Basel

2019       Group exhibition “Vom Zeichenstift bis zur Nadelspitze” Galerie Obertor, Chur,  Vielfältig Produzentengalerie

2019       Group exhibition “Summer Exhibiton” Fishguard Arts Society, Wales

2019       Group exhibition “Les Petits” Swiss Art Space, Lausanne

2018       Group exhibition “Faszination Land” Produzentengalerie Vielfältig, Zurich

2018       Group exhibition, “Portrait” Swiss Art Space, Lausanne

2018       Group exhibition, “Kunst fürs Herz”, Liestal

2018       Exhibition, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard mit Elisabeth Wehren

2018       Group exhibition “Les Petits” Swiss Art Space, Lausanne

2017       Open ateliers Rheinfelden/AG, exhibition in the Trinkhalle

2016       “Der Körper & sein Raum” exhibition, Rheinfelden with Esther Dietwiler, ceramics

2014       Participation at art market in the Sprützehüsli Kunst & Kultur, Oberwil/BL

2012       “Frisch Gestrichen” group exhibition with SGBK, Artworks, Liestal/BL

2012        Group exhibition im Magidunum, Magden

2010       Exhibition at the Badminton Swiss Open, St. Jacobs Stadium, Basel

2009       Group exhibition of artists living in Arisdorf & Hersberg/BL, “Schöne Grüsse aus Arisdorf”

2008       Kunst in Liebrüti/AG: exhibition with Elena Lichtsteiner and Dora Merz

2008       Group exhibition: „Glücksmomente“, Galerie im Alten Pferdestall, Jegenstorf, BE

2008       Group exhibition: “Penalty statt Doppelpass”, KKL-Uffikon, 1. Wetzmuseum, Uffikon/LU

2003       Portrait exhibition „Hand-Arbeit“ in Vienna, Austria

2001       Group exhibition in the American Women’s Association, Vienna, Austria

1999       Group exhibition in the Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Vienna, Austria

Since 1997 Design and sale of greetings cards (Manchester, London, Vienna, Liestal, Arisdorf)

Commissions

2020       Poster & flyer for Theatermühle Arisdorf, “Es ist alles nur ein Spiel”, Peter van Bijllaardt (rescheduled to 2021 due to Covid 19)

2019       Logo & flyer for Teatro Mobile Arisdorf, “Die Grönholm Methode”, Jordi Galceran

2019       Poster & flyer for Theatermühle Arisdorf/BL, “Der Jüngste Tag”, Ödön von Horvath

2019       Textile design for Wiwo Wickel, www.wiwo-wickel.ch

Since 2018 Cartoon for the newspaper Volksstimme, 1x per month

2018       Portrait Paula Menz Zuber

2018       Portrait & Interview series 12x in the premier Swiss gardening magazine “Schweizer  Garten”

2017       Poster and flyer for Theatermühle Arisdorf/BL, „Der Besuch der alten Dame“, F. Dürrenmatt

2013       Selfportrait with hat for „111 Lieblinge Ein Hutbuch“ Mühlbauer, Wien,

2011 – 2013 Firmen Weihnachtskarte for AGEBA Treuhand,

2011       Portrait of Stefan Peter & Rolf Germann company bosses AGEBA Treuhand AG

2004       Schloss Schönbrunn mug for Christmas and Easter markets. 40,000 Stk mugs, re-editioned 2011, 20,000 mugs.

1994       Murals, Eifel region, Germany

1992       Decorative pictures for sports trade fairs in Munich and Paris for J. Nuttall & Sons Ltd, England

1987       Murals in disco, Hotel Black Marlin, Kenya