Vita - CMR


Born in New York City, she grew up and received her High School diploma in Wilton, Connecticut, and later a

Bachelor of Arts in economics and art at the Trinity College, Washington, D.C.

Living in Cologne, Germany, since 1974

Artistic Education and Creative Activities

Study of commercial art with the Famous Artists School (Westport, Connecticut)

Course in visualization (1½ yrs.) with  Christa Feuerberg, Cologne

Four years of stage and props design and  manufacturing for musical performances in Connecticut and, later for the WDR (Cologne)

Since 1996 special focus on oil painting  with major emphasis on the techniques and pictorial aspects of the Old Masters

Courses (Summer Academy) in nearby Prüm organised by the Academy of Fine Arts, Düsseldorf, and held by Wolfgang Marx, Stephan Kaluza and Alexander  Danov

Further courses under Wolfgang Marx in  Austria and Patrick Devonas at diverse locations (NRW 2011, Seeg/Allgäu 2012, Surava/Switzerland 2013)

Mutual exhibitions: Head-to-Head-to-Head at the Gold-Kraemer-Stiftung in Frechen, Germany (Dec 2012) and in Thionville, France (Feb. 2013); Altmeisterliches & Gegenständliches in the Nassauer Stall, Schloss Wickrath, Mönchen-Gladbach, Germany (2014)

Numerous portraits of people and animals (grown-ups and children; horses, dogs, cats) - see GALLERY


Book illustrations
(Covers and internal illustrations) for various publishers:

    Romiosini Verlag, Cologne 1984
    Südwest Verlag, Munich 2000
    Ravensburger Buchverlag, Ravensburg 2000
    Mercator-Verlag, Duisburg 2009