By chance, in 1998, I came across a reference book on airbrushing. The techniques described there did not let me go, but since I did not have the financial resources for an airbrush equipment as a student and there were hardly any shops, it still took until September 1989. Then it started with a DIY “equipment” and the airbrush virus hit me relentless. School hardly interested me anymore and further to that I made the decision to complete an apprenticeship as a painter in vehicle construction. After receiving my certificate of apprenticeship in 1993, I spent several years in show-building, where I gained a lot of experience in the field of effect painting. Other important areas there were also metal construction, sign making, lettering and of course the fun fair painting.
This combination of different crafts still characterizes my airbrush work today. Then the road led me to the automotive industry, where I spent a few years in a car dealership, doing vehicle refinishing as well as advertising and signage for the branches. At that time I was running airbrush as a small business.
Through a small car paint shop, the professional career then led me to a large tire dealer, where I spent a few years with the repair of alloy wheels and built-up a car painting department. Meanwhile, I changed back to a small paint shop and increasingly try to integrate the airbrush painting and the sign making into my working life.