I was born and brought up in Lippe, North-West Germany. After school I studied Kunsterziehung (Education and Art) in Bielefeld.

On graduating I turned my attention to teaching art to primary children and put my own art work on the back burner.

In the mid-80s I moved with my Scottish husband to Britain and settled in the East Neuk of Fife.

In 1998 I started to exhibit my work while refreshing my skills at an HNC art course at Elmwood College. Since then I exhibit regularly. I have taken part in the renowned Pittenweem Arts Festival since 2002. In 2003 I became a member of the East Neuk Open Studio Group (ENOS) with whom I have exhibited twice yearly ever since.

I tend to take a lot of inspiration from the beautiful East Neuk of Fife. Especially when the sun is shining, the air is clear and you can see for miles. However when the weather is unreliable or windy, I often do not even make it out of the garden gate. Colourful flower faces and a sheltered place in the sun are too inviting to go any further. Then I contend myself with the fascinating variety of colour and natural forms that even my small garden has to offer.

My subjects are people, natural forms, my seaside garden and the beautiful Fife landscape that surrounds me. From my window I love to see the view of the Isle of May changing throughout the day.

I use a wide range of media in my work. I enjoy working with experimental techniques like wax-resist and mono-printing and my painterly approach is firmly based in watercolour which I have extended into working with acrylic and gouache and pastel work.

In my graphic work I enjoy playing with contours, ragged lines and textures whilst in my paintings I aim to reflect my interest in the abstracted form and my love of luminous colours.

This year's new work features mainly watercolours, acrylic pieces on board and canvas, ink drawings and block - prints.