Added on by Sabine Kussmaul, visual artist.
Being fascinated by the sculptural aspect of the "garmented" human body and its two-dimensional illustration, I studied Fashion & Design and graduated in 1991 from "Fachhochschule für Gestaltung", Pforzheim, Germany and then went on to study Illustration and Photography at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
I worked as a free-lance designer for active wear but soon found the industry restrictive and not offering me a big enough platform to concentrate on drawing and markmaking. Focussing on Illustration and teaching Art & Design seemed to be the better fit. I moved to the UK in 1998. Since 1993 I have produced free artwork and in 2009 I gave up teaching to exclusively focus onto this.

Solo exhibitions

2013 Sefton Lodge, Liverpool
2013 Inka Café Bar, Macclesfield
2012 Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington
2012 "Fragmented views", MerseyBio, Liverpool
2012 "Transfigured Spaces", Barnaby Festival Art Trail, Macclesfield
2011 Cheshire Open Studios, at own studio, Prestbury
2011 "Canvas, thread & steel", The Arts Centre, Bollington
2010 B.O. Architecture, Bensheim, Germany
1997 Himmlisch, Rastatt
1997 Die Schule, Pforzheim

Group exhibitions

2014  Funky Aardvark, Chester: Cheshire Open Studios
2014  Contribution to "www.twothousandandfourteen.com"
2014  "Ghosts in the machine", with Sara MacKian, Charles Roe House, Macclesfield.
2013 Exhibition of Figurative Art, The Attic Gallery, Macclesfield
2013  Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition, Silk Museum, Macclesfield
2013  "Three Counties Open 2013", Keele University
2013  Warrington Open Contemporary Art Exhibition
2013  "Skarts - Stockport Open Contemporary Art Show", Stockport
2013  Eggspace, Liverpool
2013 "Echoes  - evolution innit?" , Barnaby Festival Macclesfield, with Erika Groeneveld and   
           Tony Berriman2013 
2013  Open Exhibition Grosvenor Museum, Chester
2012  Cheshire Open Studios, Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham 
2012 "Hospitality Re-Viewed", Baltic Creative, Liverpool 
2012 "Fabric of the Land", Geology & Petroleum Geology School of Geosciences, 
           University Aberdeen
2012 "Other Dimensions", Bebb & Sekers, Adlerle Edge
2012 "Abstracted", Marburae Art Gallery, Macclesfield
2012 "Reflections", The Art Lounge, New Mills
2012 Waterside Arts Centre Open Exhibition, Sale
2011 The Big Draw: "Drawing Perspectives" at Everyman Art Gallery, Chorlton
2011 Warrington Contemporary Open Exhibition
2011 "Inspired To...",  Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
2011 Cheshire Open Studios at Raw Siena, Knutsford
2011 British Aviation Authority: Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5
2011 "Muse of the 10th Night", Snowgoose, Macclesfield
2011 "The Open", Stockport Art Gallery
2010 Al Panino, Macclesfield
2010 Art House, Lindow House, Wilmslow
1997 42 Artists, Pforzheim, Germany


2014  First Prize, Funky Aardvark, Chester: Cheshire Open Studios
2013  3rd Prize, Grosverner Museum Open Exhibition 2013, Chester
2013  Highly commended, Marburae Art Gallery "Cheshire Open Studios 2013"
2011  Prize Winner category "Seasons" with "Cool cloud on memory lane", Warrington  
           Contemporary Arts Festival 2011

Qualifications and training
2002 Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (FE), Sunderland University
1991 - 1992 Illustration, Drawing, Photography, Pratt Institute and F.I.T., New York (post-gradutate scholarship with German National Scholarship Foundation)
1987 - 1991 Fashion Design (degree), Hochschule Pforzheim, Germany