About The Artist:
Born in the heart of Switzerland, infected from my father with the motorsport bug since childhood, I have supplied all colleagues with car drawings in the elementary school. Soon it turned out that for me it would be once a creative profession. I got the graduation as type- and advertising designer, followed by the study of graphic design at the high school of art and design in Lucerne.
Strangely enough, I never got the idea to make a career out of my passion, painting and drawing scenes with race and sports cars. That could have been because motorsport in Switzerland still plays a minor role in Switzerland, due to the accident in LeMans 1955, when circuit races were prohibited in our country.
After many years working as a graphic designer for agencies, then with my own studio, and finally as a partner of an advertising company, I decided to return to my old passion and became a professional illustrator and motorsport artist. In particular, I dedicate myself to the motorsport scene between 1950 and 1980. But everything before or after is of great interest for me too. One focus of my work is the hill climbs, nota bene, the discipline that is allowed in Switzerland (yet). Hillclimb racing brings together two elements that always fascinated me: the stoic, immovable, huge mountains and raging, dancing racecars, guided by artists, rushng up to those behemoths in an incomparable way and speed.
So it’s important to me that my pictures “smell” and “drown”. Weight shift, the tension of the car body, the chassis (and the driver!) must be palpable. When the viewer’s head tends a little and goes into the scene, the painting has succeeded for me.
Prints of all paintings are available.
Motorsport, Classic Cars