The year is coming to an end. Often at this time of the year, we all look back to what we have achieved and we dare to imagine the future wondering what the new year will bring or even hoping our wishes will come true. This year, more than ever,Continue reading
41 | The Quest for an Artwork Title
A title for a new painting often comes easy. But sometimes it’s not that easy at all. Today I will share with you a difficult title search that lasted several weeks after the painting was finished. The Artwork I finished this painting in mid September already. It’s not part ofContinue reading
40 | The Special Thing About Each Friendship
Every friendship has something that makes it special. Or something that someone else finds special. Muriel & Niels The special thing about the friendship between Muriel & Niels for me is that it has lasted since kindergarten. The world is very fast-moving and many things are constantly changing. For childrenContinue reading
39 | Art Can Make You Happy
Often artists paint to express their own feelings, which I do as well. But this time it was kind of the other way around: whatever mood I was in before starting my painting session, it was shaped by the painting while working on these energetic three friends from India. IContinue reading
38 | Msasani Primary School, Dar es Salaam
This year I am going to complete another set of paintings for the series Schoolchildren in Tanzania. The first two are finished already. Read more about this series in this article. Msasani Primary School All schoolchildren that I have painted for the series “Schoolchildren in Tanzania” attend the Msasani PrimaryContinue reading
36 | And Now What?
Buy this artwork and 100% of revenues will be donated for the help of the Ukrainian people. Feel The People As artists, we always depict the world in one way or other. We create images that don’t need any words or that speak when words are missing. Many of usContinue reading
35 | Friends
Read what is so special about double portraits and find out how you can become a part of my new “Friends” series. Double Portraits This recently finished painting from the series “Friends” shows two girlfriends in Rajasthan, India, and they were photographed there by Anjan Gosh. I just love theContinue reading
31 | This Was My 2021
I look back on a successful year! This fills me with deep gratitude and great motivation to start the new year with confidence. Painting Record I have never painted so many pictures as this year! In addition to those you can see in the cover image, there are two commissionedContinue reading
30 | Non Silenced
This recently finished portrait is a matter of the heart for me as I have painted it for the art contest “I Am Her Voice” that deals with violence against women. The Art Contest “I AM HER VOICE” Even though humankind has generally reached a high level of enlightenment andContinue reading
28 | Ochu & Tali
Read the story of how I ended up painting these two visual artists from Tanzania who are now my friends. How We Met In 2019, my husband and I travelled to Tanzania as many of you know already. (If you don’t then visit this >>page on my website and readContinue reading
26 | Fly!
How does a particular model end up on my canvas? Find out which criteria play a role in this process. My Concept of Choosing Portrait Models I have quite different approaches for choosing a portrait model. In this case, I was looking for a rather simple subject to focus onContinue reading
25 | A ❤️ For Tanzania
SOLD !! It is with great pleasure that I can announce a special sale that I have had recently. And I would like to take the occasion to remind you again about my Tanzania project. Wonderful News! I feel very happy that Galerie Ovo inTaipeh, Taiwan, has selected and alreadyContinue reading
23 | It Has Happend Again!
For a second time now, reality was suddenly mingling with the process of working on a painting just like two different story lines are intertwined. The story that the subject matter of my latest painting was telling me turned into a multi-faceted plot and became a page-turner without happy endingContinue reading
15 | Age & Beauty
Some Portraits Are Different From Others Both children’s portraits and portraits of elderly people are usually perceived differently from other portraits. We all know those moments when we get lost in contemplation of a child’s portrait and instantly feel the impulse to somehow protect the portrayed child or even allContinue reading
13 | Do You Ever Struggle?
For a moment I was baffled when Rebecca, one of my followers on Instagram, asked me this question. Do I ever struggle? Of course I do! Like all of us – artists, teachers, sales agents, office employees, construction workers, mothers, doctors, etc. Who does not ever struggle? So why didContinue reading
11 | There has never been a better time to purchase this painting than NOW
KB – Queer Rebel From The Bay Area, California I met KB a long time ago in San Francisco in 1995. I was visiting then but I returned and moved to the Bay Area in 1996 and lived there for three years. KB has not only been a close friendContinue reading
10 | Please Vote For Me!
Online Public Choice Award at [KUN:ST] INTERNATIONAL My oil painting “What About My Future?” has been selected as a finalist for the [KUN:ST] Art Prize Exhibition 2021 that will take place in July. This year’s topic is “Human, where are you?” Apart from the regular prizes there is also anContinue reading
3 | Do You Know This In-Between Feeling?
On this New Year’s Eve, there were hardly any options of “finishing up” and “starting over”. For most of us, the number of the year has changed, but the general situation has not. This evokes an in-between feeling in me. I would love to look forward to … something! ButContinue reading
1 | What Does Determination Feel Like To You?
What comes to your mind when you see this Ecuadorian lady from behind? Some people may have a feeling of rejection because she is turning away from the spectator. Could be. To me her posture conveys something else, though. I think she is actually turning towards something, which gives herContinue reading
What This New Art Blog Site Is About
(The painting in the header image is based on a photography by Anjan Gosh.) Follow my new art blog in English language and learn more about me and my art. Receive in-depth information about my paintings and why I call my art Emotional Realism. Find out how and where youContinue reading