About the Artist

I was born in Germany, came to Canada at the age of six, and grew up in rural Ontario. As a young man, living and travelling in Europe, I became interested in Art history and began painting with oils. Since 1990 I have lived on the Sunshine Coast where I have been a active member of the Arts community, including a solo show at the Sechelt Art Center as well as participating in numerous group exhibitions and attending weekly Life Drawing sessions

I work primarily with watercolours and oils. My images are drawn from Nature, History, and extensive travels over the course of many years. In most of my paintings there are both realistic and abstract elements present, more or less interwoven. Regardless of the subject or painting medium, I strive in every work to maintain spontaneity and freshness.