Oct. 2019

A long overdue update of my website. It was triggered by the planned exhibition of about 30 of my works this coming November on the occasion of a charity event dedicated to animal welfare and organised by Lauffs-Event Köln “Ein Abend für Tiere” (An evening for animals).

Nov. 2014

Update of the site - urgently required in light of the mutual exhibition planed for the first weekend in December in the Nassauer Stall, Schloss Wickrath,  together with my artist friend Dagmar Grützmacher, cf. LINKS

Dec. 2012

My long-standing friendship with Lothar Sütterlin had brought about that my Estelle portrait (GALLERY) together with four of my other works were shown at the exhibition Head-to-Head-to-Head. This exhibition was organized and arranged by Lothar and both French and German artist friends of his and took place at the Gold-Kraemer-Stiftung in Frechen, a neighboring town of Cologne. Next February this exhibition will travel to Thionville, the French partnertown of Bensberg, Lothar's home base.

Mar. 2011

The exhibition in the Gallery A24 had a very positive echo in our regional newspaper, the Kölner Stadtanzeiger (sorry - it’s written in German) and I had reason to be very satisfied with my personal success. Also, the stimulating discussions with new and old artists friends has given me a big boost in continuing with my work on realistic   portraits.

Dec. 2010

The November bazaar was a  colorful affair (actually, a Christmas bazaar) - and quite successful. Especially, because of a chance revival of an old friendship with an artist friend of mine. He immediately invited me to exhibit €˜Estelleâ”  and one or two other of my portraits at an event of his artist friends in Bergisch Gladbach. They will show their recent artwork with special  emphasis on the development of man (“menschauf - menschab, Positionen zum Menschenbild”). The exhibition stzarts January 27. 2011 in the Gallery A24, Technology Park, Moitzfeld

Oct. 2010

One month from now, on November 12 through 14, the terre des hommes section of Bergisch Gladbach will present an art exhibition at the local  Buergerhaus Bergischer Loewe. I will have an individual stand  presenting my portrait art.

Jan. 2010

The book Mit Winnie in Kattendonk (“With Winni in Kattendonk”€) came out last December. Written by my  friend Beate Felten-Leidel, I was delighted to get to illustrate it with a number of pencil sketches. Yesterday, up North in Grefrath, Beate had her first public reading - and it was a big success. The poetic Kattendonk is  actually this town of Grefrath in the lower Rhine region where Beate was born and had spent most of her youth.
You can see some of my sketches from ”our”€ book by going to the Drawings section of GALLERY.

Oct. 2008

Another coincidence (and delightful experience) brought about that the ballet paintings were shown for a second time. Together with my pumpkins and a number of animal portraits, they decorated the French wine bistro Blanc de Blanc here in Cologne between August 1 and the end of September. The owners Elke Brumby and Prodomos Temperekidis regularly organize art exhibitions in their bistro and, just as regularly, small concerts (always on the first Saturday of each month).
The occasion for this exhibition was that Jan Leidel,  husband of my very good friend Beate Felten-Leidel, celebrated the end pf his professional career in this lovely bistro.

Sep. 2007

An update of my site was to  have happened much sooner. But painting itself and the surrounding  activities require much more time than the hours of a day allow for. No  matter - you can now view an entirely new aspect of my art work in the People section of GALLERY: The Dance.
It was a coincidental and delightful experience that brought me together with a dance school in Bonn. This struck a chord that resounded back to my early youth when I took ballet lessons for ten years, later modern dance for three and much later play acting in musical productions.
Back in my youth, all my school notebooks were covered with sketches of toe-shoed  legs and chignon covered heads. And, even now, the French terms in ballet are still vivid enough in my mind so that when  directions are sounded my feet feel they still know what to do.
The many facets of dance, from the darling “€pre-dancers” to the ongoing professionals, immediately caught my fancy. The paintings will be shown in late Fall

Nov. 2006

A short film showing me at work (cf. PAINTING) is presented within the popular TV program Tiere suchen ein Zuhause (Animals in search for a new home).

The initial version of my website is published.