Freedom and creativity are food for the soul and both can be realized through abstract painting. This concept has held a certain fascination for me since I was a teenager. After graduating from High School I initially went to the University of Marburg in Germany and the University of Southampton in the UK for Anglophone Studies. I then worked in adver-tising as product manager, before joining my husband’s company part-time while raising our three children. Getting back to actively pursuing what I’m passionate about was a de-cision I made earlier this year. My creative process is mainly autodidactic: I mostly use acrylics and texture paste and abstract expressionistic and honest are words I myself would use to describe my style. What defines humanity is something I often reflect on along with the paradox of living in a world with endless possibilities, yet seeing people everywhere whose deepest needs and longings remain unmet. I personally believe that being truly content and seeing real progress has to come from a life filled with aesthetics, from returning to the root of our original design and from a life of faith - things that have moved more and more out of focus in our day and age. The above conviction can be ob-served in the constant dialog between me and the canvas in front of me. Aesthetics is of course not the single most important thing, nevertheless - creating something beautiful is. Beauty makes our lives worthwhile and creates the distinction between mediocrity and something outstanding. That’s one of the reasons I truly appreciate the simplicity and genuine way of life that living in the foothills of the Westerwald in Germany entails.