Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Mixed/Multi Media
Being creative has always been very important to me. I am a self-taught artist who creates abstract paintings and mixed-media art with acrylic paints. My paintings are inspired by the ever-changing complexities of love and loss, and joy and grief… Life has taken me on many different roads, being a pediatric nurse, a caregiver, a mother, a wife, a teacher/mentor, and today an artist. Having faced many challenges in my life, I have learned to be open to new opportunities and I have always had the desire to personally learn and grow. I am originally from Germany, and I have been living in Canada for over 30 years. My home and my studio are in Coquitlam, BC.
Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
My artwork reflects my life…surrounded by very painful and melancholic memories, as well as many happy and wonderful experiences. I like to communicate life’s experiences through my paintings. I believe art speaks to the soul, some days like a soft whisper and other days like a loud roar. Regardless, I always listen to my inner voice. I am deeply passionate and emotional, creating with freedom and intuition as each brush stroke reflects my memories and experiences. Art opens an internal dialogue for me and mirrors my emotions of the moment. New perspectives unfold as each painting takes shape on the canvass, often providing me with healing. When I begin, I start with just a word, a sentence, or an emotion. I then create layers of color and captivating texture, constantly adding and taking away, as the story slowly begins to emerge on the canvas. For me, it almost feels like a continuous dance until all the emotions are expressed. Each moment along the way has significance and can lead to a change in direction, as I take creative risk, embrace the unpredictable, but never abandon my intuition. As I continue to explore through my art, my hope is that my authentic and unique experiences expressed in my paintings also leave lots of room for the viewer’s own imagination and interpretation, and that each piece touches someone deeply. I have fulfilled this goal when my art resonates with them and sparks their soul.