I grew up standing behind my grandfather watching him painting naturalistic landscapes. I did ornamental drawings as a child, but never got any proportions right. Drawing and painting never seemed an option for me also due to the lack of idea what to depict. But accompanying my studies in natural sciences and ongoing in the following decades I very much enjoyed to attend lectures at the University of Vienna and the academy of fine arts vienna on aesthetics, anthropology and cultural studies held by Konrad Paul Liessmann, Elisabeth von Samsonow and Peter Sloterdijk, complemented since 2016 by lectures on history of arts at the University of Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. I started making pictures in 2019 after having gained distance to the idea of depicting something given. Since then I attend classes in acrylic painting by Haider Al-Zubaidi and since 2020 also by Udo Hohenberger.