I live in beautiful Tübingen in the south of Germany with my husband and our three children - and I draw, I paint and I write whenever - and wherever - I can.
I have a degree in Art Therapy and Special Education and a lot of experience with children, both professionally and with my own, which has shaped the way I paint, and the stories I write.
In 2015, after just having put together my first illustration portfolio, I won the scbwi Europolitan Portfolio Award. Now I am happy to give back a little as scbwi Illustrator Coordinator for the Germany/Austria region.
After having illustrated two picture books, I realised I also had some stories to tell. In 2017, 'Magnus und der Nachtlöwe', the first book I had written and illustrated, was puplished here in Germany, and shortly after in Canada and in the US.
In 2019, 'The Night Lion', the North American edition of 'Magnus und der Nachtlöwe', won the scbwi Crystal Kite Award for the region Europe, South America, Africa.
And there are more to come...
My books have been published in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Romania, the UK, Australia, Canada and the US.
I love illustrating picture books and chapter books. My favourite technique is watercolor, which I like to complement with gouaches and coloured pecils, aiming to develop an individual pictorial language for each project.
I'm delighted to be represented by Maria Bogade at Wundergarden illustration agency.