About

About the Artist

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I grew up in Berlin during the early years of the cold war era. Even at those times Berlin was a vibrant and lively city filled with art and creativity. Early in my childhood I spent much time drawing, mostly cars and airplanes. It was a way of expressing my dreams of imaginary worlds.
Finishing high school I was trained in photo retouching and attended the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, I earned a degree in Visual Communication.  
During the years I was confronted with major philosophic questions regarding the meaning and purpose of life. I found my answers in the revelation of Christ’s life on earth, death on the cross and his resurrection to eternal life as our savior. This major shift in my life determined a completely different route in my life than I anticipated.
I worked for nine years as an artist with a missions work in Germany. I got married to a wonderful American girl and moved to the U.S.A. in 1987.
Since then I worked as a free-lance illustrator, fine art painter and designer at Dayspring and Hallmark Cards. Since 2001 I have been teaching art at the John Brown University and the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Painting on location in Stadt Wehlen, Saxony, Germany
Painting on location in Stadt Wehlen, Saxony, Germany

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