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I’m an illustrator and watercolour painter living in Bavaria.

Drawing and painting have always been a large part of my life and I’ve explored many creative fields and different media: Starting with acrylics, then oils, I did an apprenticeship as a gilder in Munich, followed by a year long course to become a Kirchenmalermeisterin (which translates as master church painter, but mainly involved learning to paint with a variety of traditional techniques and paint-recipes from as far back as the Middle Ages). After that I painted murals for a couple of years, for about one year I was focused on oil paintings of water, then portraits in pencil and oil.
 In 2018 I discovered what an amazing medium watercolour can be. Since then I’ve been exploring the wide range of techniques this medium offers and attended workshops with some incredible artists, including Lev Kaplan, Ilya Ibryaev, Viktoria Prischedko, Cesc Farré and Eudes Correia.

In my paintings I focus on atmosphere and the effects of light and try to discover which characteristic details are necessary to create a convincing impression. The countryside in Ireland and Bavaria, my old home and my current one, are the main subjects of my landscape paintings. Animals are my other favourite subject and I love to capture expressive poses and a bit of their unique personalities.

Over the last few years I’ve gradually been getting into book illustration and now wonder why it took me so long to discover how well this suits me, my interests and what I like to paint. I’m especially interested in children’s books and any nature-themed illustration work.

In 2022 I created 70 illustrations with watercolour and ink of the water mills that used to be scattered all around the part of Bavaria where I live and of all the ways they were used. Click here to see some of the illustrations. These were for Claus Eder, a local author who has self-published many books about the history and culture of the Bavarian countryside. Click here to see them on his website. The new book on the historical use of water power in the Isar valley is called “Mühlen an der Isar” and was released in 2023. 

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Group Exhibitions 2024

 - The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours' 212th Annual Exhibition from 28th March to 13th April 2024 in the Maller Galleries, London

 - The German Watercolour Society's annual juried members exhibition from 25th May to 25th September 2024 in the Farb Forum in the old town hall, Borken

 - IWS Singapore International Watercolour Exhibition from 6th to 12th August 2024 in the Visual Art Centre, Singapore

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