Passenger pigeons, their abundance, and spectacular migration, nesting sites and extinction after all fascinated me since I`ve read about them for the first time.That one of the most common birds in the world became extinct in such a short period of time, it is one of the biggest crimes in human history.As an artist, I have no other possibility than to try to bring them back to life at least in my drawings and paitings.Attached a series of drawings I did lately, showing the birds in their daily activities..
From the current exhibition about dogs and humans in art in Bavarian national museum. A miniature portrait by the Austrian artist Waldmüller showing his son with his dog dated in 1836. . And he pug dog of Count Brühl from Saxony created in porcelain in 1743. It was pretty difficult to work in the Museum because of the low light.
Eurasian lynx , a painting I did 20 years ago, one of the most detailed I ever done.. I was hoping to do more of this kind, but I realized soon that there was no demand , at least in Germany, and decided to focus almost exclusively on illustrations