I am a figurative painter living in Germany and this is a website about my artwork and a wee peek into some work in progress. Besides small series in red ink and red thread stitched on canvas, I mostly work with oil colours since I love their brightness and texture. It allows me to explore strong dark and light effects and helps me to express the themes my paintings deal with. I am inspired by symbolism and fascinated by paintings in a realistic manner. So I use my work as a translation of thoughts into the visual world, with a very personal approach to themes such as shadow and light, gain and loss, the ambivalence in all human matters and always love – or its absence. Combining symbols with figures and putting them in relation in a realistic manner of painting, is the language I use to create my alternate reality. To give something inner and invisible form and manifest, if you like – its outfit in the tangible visual world.