I grew up in Northern Germany, studied and worked in Germany, Denmark and France, and have lived in California since 1970. I studied figure drawing with San Diego artist Bob Fritsch and worked seven years with San Diego artist Lilly Rosa, perfecting my drawing skills. In 1980, I became interested in printmaking and began exploring the various media of the print (etching, woodcut, lithography, monotype). I started showing my prints with the Printmakers Atelier in San Diego during the 1980’s. In early 1990, I formed an alliance with six other San Diego printmakers and, under the name 7 Printmakers, started organizing annual print exhibitions in San Diego to further the understanding and appreciation of original prints. My work is mostly figurative.