Nepali Sketches

Whenever I travel somewhere, I take a small sketchbook with me. These sketches where done while travelling through Nepal, some of them on typical Nepali handmade paper.

Sometimes all it needs is a quick sketch of a remarkable scene, which you can later turn into a larger painting.

 

Lost Horizon Country

Nepal is a country of extremes. Snow-capped mountain ranges, tropical jungles, lush vegetation during monsoon season, colourful prayer flags flying in the wind – impressions even the experienced traveller will never forget…

Drawing the Summer

Whenever I travel, I take some drawing material with me. These drawings were inspired by the picturesque Greek island Chios which we travelled to last year…

I’m looking forward to sketching while travelling through Nepal this summer!

Magical Country and Literary City

Using our Easter holidays for a short city trip, we went to Edinburg for a few days.

Having grown up in a medieval town myself, I still wonder how these historical places resemble each other.

You will find narrow alleys and stairways, beautiful cathedrals, combining Romanesque and Gothic architecture, as well as a castle on a hill serving as the landmark of the city.

As a booklover I was especially impressed how literature and writers have influenced the city – there are not too many cities where you find a museum dedicated to the country’s most famous writers as well as a station named after a novel…

Unfortunately we only had one day to visit the countryside, the untamed nature around the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, but I am quite sure that this was not our last visit to this beautiful country…

 

 

 

 

Small City Drawings

Limerick, Cambridge and Prague – three beautiful cities I’ve been to.

I turned some of my favourite pictures of these cities into small ink and watercolour drawings on postcards.

Highlights of Turkey

We have just returned from a round trip through Turkey.

It’s incredible what this country has to offer – beautiful idyllic landscapes, the clear blue Mediterranean sea, interesting lively cities, remains of ancient settlements as well as the friendly locals and their relaxed lifestyle.

Everyone interested in history, geography or art should go there at least once…

Here are just some impressions:

 

 

 

A Journey to the Emerald Island…

Spending a few days of my Easter holidays travelling through Ireland, I simply have to say that I am overwhelmed by the cultural heritage and the natural beauty of this green island.

I want to find time for a longer trip, maybe renting a car and driving through the beautiful countryside and along the rough coastline.

Here are just some impressions…