have had 24 solo and some 65+ group exhibitions.
works are in India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Germany,
Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada, and the Philippines and, maybe elsewhere.
1985 I exhibited in the USA,
Spain and later in Australia.
had 4 feature articles, 3 requisitions overseas and received 8 awards (if
interested, I’ll send an art vitae \ via the internet).
How did this all happen?
up in Munich, Bavaria, travelling widely, my parents
ensured that I enjoyed a rainbow exposure to all forms of art. I was surrounded
by it. Thus I studied science instead.
after I received a M.Sc. in the USA
and Ph.D. in Canada and
started my University career (in the USA,
later continued and ended in Australia)
for stress release painting became a major activity. I never stopped, applying
myself on canvas, silk, wood, creating jewelery, and I later also engaged in
ceramic creations at TAFE where I ended up with a degree of Arts & Design.
the travels of my personal and work life, my art always evolves. It is
reflected in fresh expressions, or I return to an old “theme” with a new twist.
I apply different styles to articulate perspectives which combine both my
scientific and expressive thinking.
I was told that an artist had to have “a single signature”. I disagree. As
science and knowledge develop, one’s artistic style is part of an evolutionary
process. We think, see, hear, feel, experience and grow. Our brainmaps need to
be challenged and expanded, flexibly replacing old ideas. This leads to
changing mental image-creations. An image leads to actions. Actions are the
product of mental activity. Painting and drawing the same style repetetively
is, for me, deadening, not creativity. Thus, I enjoy the search for new ideas. I
am on a journey to widen my mental and physical horizon to gain new insights.
works are abstract and also expressionistic in style. They have an affinity
with Earth and all landforms. These images appear as drawings or paintings.
With landscapes, I am drawn to the Australian outback’s colours and the
contrasts of ocean and land which are reflected in my aerial paintings.
like the Pinnacles (in Western
Australia) or the “Ladies” are “playful” in
character. The latter are the results of a series called “Celebrating Women”
which originated while I was a Tasmanian Women’s Consultative Council member to
the Minister of the Status of Women from 1996 – 2000. (Many were also done in
These women depict that women can be all they want to be. The pointed mouth
indicates their ability to rise above issues. Their colourful appearances are a
sign of timeless joy and delight in living and exhilaration in inspiring innovations,
women’s meaningful resourcefulness within each one.
The works on this
web site are just a few of many: viewing can be arranged via the address on the