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May 2022 - Lilies of the Valley
May 2022 - Lilies of the Valley - I can no longer tell whether the lilies of the valley in my picture came from our flowerbed in Berlin or my mother's in Hesse. Or did they grow in my mother-in-law's garden in Schleswig-Holstein?... »read more

April 2022 - The Dove of Peace in Odeceixe
April 2022 - The Dove of Peace in Odeceixe -   My favourite place, Odeceixe, is in the south of Portugal. I love the sea, the landscape, the people and their lovely nature there. It is best symbolised by the dark oval slates with... »read more

March 2022 - Favourite Colour Rainbow
March 2022 - Favourite Colour Rainbow - Rainbows are the most enchanting natural phenomenon I know. They appear in the sky when jet-black rain clouds are on the move and the sun comes out. I painted one over the Strait of Magellan... »read more

February 2022 - Valentina
February 2022 -  Valentina - Where does the fascination for roses come from? Their bright colours, their unmistakable fragrance? Their symbolic power for love and passion? Even as a child I could not resist their attraction. Not only... »read more

January 2022 - Magic Dwells in Every Beginning
January 2022 - Magic Dwells in Every Beginning - I love every new beginning and especially the moment when, traditionally at the start of the year, I open my watercolour box, newly stocked with 48 colours, and the colours shine... »read more

December 2021 - Day of Clouds
December 2021 -  Day of Clouds  - When I think in December about which motif of the calendar year that has almost passed probably means the most to me, I often focus very quickly on a single image. Usually it is the... »read more

November 2021 - Fado de Coimbra
November 2021 -  Fado de Coimbra - Sometimes I am asked why I always paint what is real and why I always paint with watercolours. The answer is quite simple: I like the challenge that each motif poses to me. Especially when I let... »read more

October 2021 - Finishing up with Nena and the Tide
Oktober 2021 - Finishing up with Nena and the Tide - The story of the painting with Nena actually began many years ago, when we both heldlanguage courses in German and Portuguese one summer and our teamwork developed intoa... »read more

September 2021 - Favourite moments
September 2021 - Favourite moments - There have been many favourite moments in my life. One of them is the first step out of the front door into the day and into life. "Here I am," I think, consciously breathing in the fresh... »read more

August 2021 - Meeting at the Market
August 2021 -  Meeting at the Market  - My motifs from all over the world get me into conversation with the customers at my market stall. "Do you know what I love most about the markets in Portugal?" an extremely nice man told me... »read more