I am a self-taught mixed media artist. I was born in Germany and lived most of my adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013.
I now live in Jersey City, NJ. My early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told me I had no talent. I worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had I not discovered mixed media painting in 2004. I regained confidence in my creativity and have spent the last decade exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. I have worked in art journals and on canvases, incorporating collage and found objects. By 2011 I was able to give up working as a paralegal to become a full-time artist. Since 2006 I have taught workshops in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Australia, Israel, Malaysia and online. Since Spring 2015 I am teaching Mixed Media Workshops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
My artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products, RubberMoon, Stampendous and ArtFoamies
I have a book coming out on June 8th, 2017:
"Artful Adventures in Mixed Media: Techniques Inspired by Observation and Experience" is available now for preorder, ISBN # 1440348334. I am happy to sign copies in store for you or any of the students.
"This book invites everyone to go on an Artful Adventure with me. I wrote it to share the
methods that make mixed media accessible to everybody, no matter your skill level. It's
about the process from inception to realization, how observations and experiences can
be turned into works of art. I give practical guidelines and oodles of examples of how I
find inspiration, how I gather and keep my ideas in sketchbooks, journals and photos,
and what materials go on the journey with me in an Art-on-the-Go kit. In each chapter
there are techniques and step-by-step instructions for projects - stencils, layering, collage, textured painting, mono-printing, photo manipulation, and more, to ensure that the reader can go on their own Artful Adventures and create their own meaningful mixed media artwork!" - Nathalie