Although I decided quite early in my life not to make a living of art, creative work and fine art have been my constant companions and an important part of my life. All the more I have satisfied my creative drive during time out from my professional work throughout my challenging and rewarding career as a conservation ecologist that has taken me all over the world. Since my retirement twelve years ago, I have dedicated most of my time to sculpting and painting at my studios in Heidelberg, Germany and Cowichan Bay. Interacting with people in the remotest parts of the world, my professional love for nature and my concern for our environment provide the inspiration reflected by my paintings and sculptures regardless of working in bronze, stone, wood, metal or with a paint brush. I always was intrigued to experiment with different materials and techniques in search of the medium that satisfies me most. The sculptures and paintings I create are always close to nature and have to have a soul that speaks to me. I equally enjoy transforming anonymous river rock into sculptures of beauty or sheet metal into dramatic objects of art, from small to large.