story behind

Every painting tells a story

March 2019 - The Little Elephant
March 2019 - The Little Elephant -   "Are there magnetic bookmarks with elephants on them this year?" asked several customers at the Leipzig Book Fair. With a suggestive look at my husband Klaus, I replied that so far nobody... »read more

February 2019 - In the North Sea
February 2019 - In the North Sea - "Oh, that’s a beautiful picture. A typical Swedish house," said a customer of mine, enjoying my motif depicting a fishing hut – actually painted in Norway! It stands on high wooden planks 300... »read more

January 2019 - At the end of the world
January 2019 - At the end of the world -   The end of the world always conjures up a name for me: Tierra del Fuego or, ‘the Land of Fire’. Smouldering volcanic cones, bubbling crater lakes? “None of this, but gigantic grass... »read more

December 2018 - Christmas Wight
December 2018 - Christmas Wight -   It was at Christmas time that I discovered the little knobbly felt figures. In the shop window of my Danish neighbour Tanja's translation agency, little wights glanced out between fir branches –... »read more

November 2018 - The Dancing Tree
November 2018 - The Dancing Tree - "Mama, what do you like better," my daughter Xira asked me many years ago, "the stars, the rivers, the trees or the flowers?" – “The trees", I answered her immediately. – “All?” Xira was quite... »read more

October 2018 - Lanyon Quoit
October 2018 - Lanyon Quoit - Be it the underground cities of Cappadocia, the stone age village on an Orkney island, or the caves of Mátala: I am fascinated by the places where people lived in prehistoric times. I love to see... »read more

September 2018 - António
September 2018 - António - António was a fisherman and a kind-hearted man. I got to know him many years ago in Portugal on the beach of Odeceixe and met him there repeatedly over the following years. António lived with a grey... »read more

August 2018 - Rangiroa
August 2018 - Rangiroa - Where were we? Somewhere in the vast Pacific, an hour’s flight north of Tahiti. We were standing less than one meter above sea level on the crater rim of a volcano of gigantic proportions: 260 kilometres... »read more

July 2018 - Domino
July 2018 - Domino - Donkeys are known to be very persistent and patient. Wouldn’t they be the ideal model for my first animal picture? “Sure, you're welcome to paint my donkeys,” enthused Horst, an early retiree and donkey lover... »read more

June 2018 - The Statue of Liberty
June 2018 - The Statue of Liberty -   The Statue of Liberty is probably New York’s best-known landmark. It stands for the USA, for freedom and democracy – and the hope of millions of immigrants for a better life. Today it is... »read more