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 advertising 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 decision 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 observed 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.