A Somewhat Short Bio
Today writing a bio seems ancient and out of date. Of late the bio has been replaced by a resume, and all that matters in a resume are one's relevant job experiences. A bio is harder to write and much harder to evaluate. I don't know what to write either.
Well, I was born in Germany. That I now live in San Francisco means:
I drove 2570 miles of that distance by car with my wife. The car, a $200 purchase, was rendered unusable by the trip. His name was Marty.
I am married, which I can recommend, especially if you find an awesome person. I often paint with my wife, which many people can't do, because either their wife is not an artist or their ego gets in the way with collaboration. Most people need to know who did what in a painting.
Being married really made me one of the most balanced and satisfied people. Even though I have lots of plans and ambitions, it's not so bad, if one of them falls through. Being happy is more powerful.
I have studied with many big name artists like Mark English, Chris F. Payne, Anita Kuntz and Tom Allen. I have taken a lot of inspiration from the older guys especially, who proved that they can produce work that lasts and changes the landscape. I learned from them that creating great works comes from working hard and finding access to something hidden inside each of us.
It's a process that takes a lifetime to perfect and we always are - and always will be - halfway there. So everyone enjoy the journey. It's far out!