I grew up painting and drawing with my father, a painter and decorator.
A lot of my enjoyment in painting I owe to my arts teacher Jochen Daerr (1909 – 1986) an excellent landscape artist himself. For many years I have worked as an electrical engineer after studying at Aachen University and the Imperial College London whilst continuing to paint in my spare time.
I am self-taught, now painting full time in oils or acrylics on canvas or canvas boards. I also master drawings in coloured pencil on fine-art paper.
Mostly I use my own photographs and experience together with personal memories to create my impressions of a landscape.
I prefer realistic presentations of my subject in order to remind the onlooker of the beauties of nature without a detour through abstraction.
My favourite subjects are the coast and country of Devon and Cornwall as well as the mountains of Austria but I have also captured famous buildings around Europe.
Regular visits to my favourite spots in England and Austria make sure I have enough material for inspiration.
You are welcome to write to me on my blog or visit my website