In 1971 I entered this world as part of an Austrian family residing in Salzburg (Austria).Already during my early youth, while moving within Austria several times,
I discovered my artistic talent and desire to develop it. But coming from a rather traditional family with a very practical approach to life, I did not dare following this path until I started travelling alone during my early twenties.
At the age of 23 my curiosity and thirst for adventure lead me to Australia. The culture, landscapes, colors and wildlife were breathtaking and the images of the different life ‘down-under’ left deep impressions which I still memorize very well. After this trip I could simply not resist any longer and followed my deepest desire: to express myself through painting.
Having no formal art education I simply started by following my intuition how to use, mix and layer paint to give it the effects I had visualized for my work.
At this point of time, I was fascinated and inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, and soon after, my first own art pieces were created. My preference of painting wild animals is the result of a 6 months stay in Cape Town/South Africain winter 1996/97. During this time I organized also my first exhibitions in “Groot Constantia Gallery” and “Gallery International” (Cape Town/S.A.) displaying my work from the previous year.