Portraits & Others in Oil

Since my Art Studies at HAW Hamburg, Germany approximately 30 years ago I have been working as an artist.

I paint mainly portraits and figures.

Generally, I make a sketch of my model before starting to paint. My interest lies in the appearance and psyche of my model. Dialogue between my model and myself are pivotal to my being able to capture the model from inside and out. Technically I use oil on canvas to convey what I see and feel in my model.

Sometimes, contrary to most portraits, I  search for the anonymity and exchangeability in people. I see a change in society such that individuals, in the throes of individualisation, become more and more alike. It is no longer the individual that I depict but the exchangabilty of individuals.