Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, I have been fascinated by art as far back as I can remember. As a child I used to visit art markets with my mom on weekends, which reinforced my wish to become a painter. I took several drawing and painting classes for hobby, however, I discovered my passion for painting when I lived in Stockholm for six months- where I had a lot of time to follow my passion of painting. In a time of technology, I enjoy the handcraft and the feeling to create something I can hold in my hands. I am a self-taught artist and currently paint out of the studio environment "HB55“ in Berlin.
I find inspiration in nature, while travelling, in my daily environment in Berlin and in social interaction. I love to play with light, colors, patterns and shapes while painting intuitively and from my personal perspective. I mostly paint with acrylic and gouache paint, and sometimes with watercolors, colored pencils.
Currently, I work on portraits of women with headdresses. The patterns and bright colors of headscarves in combination with light is a motive which excites me. Women have most greatly influenced my life since I was a child, especially my mom, grandmother, female teachers, friends and artists - I wouldn’t be where I am now without them. In my paintings I want to depict their power, grace and inner & outer beauty. I would describe this series as feminine and lovely.
I dedicate this series to all women!
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