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My formal art education took place in Zurich, Switzerland.

Since then I have lived and made art in various parts of the world including the South of France, India, Hawaii and now Canada. The subtle flavour of every place has influenced my creative process and each has left a trace on the work. Remembered colours, the pattern of a rock face, the fall of light across an ancient wall, all surface unexpectedly in my paintings.

In my current practice I am experimenting with multiple layers of texture, colour and glazing; adding, subtracting and adding again. This creates an ever-changing surface environment from which the painting can take form.

As the images emerge, they seem to evolve from the fabric of my memory, viewed from a different, unfamiliar perspective. It is like dialoguing with something I don’t quite understand but recognize intimately. In the end each piece is a question and a small gesture towards the unknown.

For the past twenty-five years my home and studio have been on Salt Spring Island, just off the west coast of Canada.

 

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Born Zurich, Switzerland 

Canadian citizenship 1994

Education

1974 – 1976  School for Art and Media Design (FF Schule für experimentelle Gestaltung) Zürich, Switzerland

1973 – 1974  University of the Arts (Kunstgewerbeschule) Zürich, Switzerland

Selected Exhibitions

2019 *Hommage, group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

2018   *Octogony, eight artists, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

2017 *Nuseum, Pod Contemporary Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
*Parallel Show, group show, Artspring Gallery, Ganges, BC
           
2016    *Life . Forms, solo/duo show, AC Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC 

             *Easter Art Show, group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

2015    *Sooke Fine Arts Show, juried, Sooke, BC

             *Art Auction for SSNAP, group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

2014    *20/20 Vision, juried, Artspring Gallery, Ganges, BC

2013    *Sit With Me, solo show, AC Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC

             *Sooke Fine Arts Show, juried, Sooke BC

             *Serge Stauffer – Kunst als Forschung, Helmhaus Zurich, Switzerland              

2012    *Recent Paintings, solo show, Green Raven Centre, Salt Spring Island, BC

             *Sooke Fine Arts Show, juried, Sooke BC

2011    *Attachments, group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

2002   *Erotic Show, group show, Artspring Gallery, Ganges BC

             *Alliance of Salt Spring Artists, group show, Artspring Gallery, Ganges BC

2000   *Where Art and Nature Meet, group show, Artspring Gallery, Ganges BC

1998    *Eros 98, group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

1996    *Eros 96, group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

1994    *Time Flies, group show, Salt Spring Island, BC

1993    *Boxed-In, group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

1989   *Windborn, group show, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC