Born in Germany, I immigrated to the United States as a young child with my family. I grew up in Atlanta Georgia and in 2000 I moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Beginning as a Pet Portrait Artist, I eventually branched out into also portraying the beautiful Wildlife all around me. I apply my self-taught technique of bringing each subject out of the mat with a combination of colored pencil and acrylic .
When I draw a subject, I bring out what makes them unique. It isn't just a Yorkie, it's your Yorkie..... It isn't just a pony, it's Billy Bob or Susi.....
I combine realism with a touch of whimsy by taking liberties with hair, manes and feathers and subtle color changes. While my portraits may look unusual up close, they come to life on your wall.
When people ask me how I capture my subject's spirit and personality I always say "It's because they let me".