Raised in Zurich-Affoltern, I yearned for long-distance journeys from a young age. After having finished my studies as a business-manager in Davos and St. Moritz in the Grison Alps, I went to London and Paris to learn English and French.
I like to recollect regular trips to a traditional Paris students’ quarter «Quartier Latin» or to the palace Place du Tertre on Montmartre in the north of Paris. I liked to look at the multitude of artists, who painted tourists’ portraits every day - this is a true inspiration for such a passionate artist as myself!
You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible.
- Hermann Hesse
I’m also happy to look back at my tender years in London. I listened to the guitar riffs of many, then unknown, groups in the legendary Marquee Club. By the way, this is the very club, which was the first stage for the Rolling Stones, Elton John or the Boomtown Rats. Many years later the front man of the Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof, organized, together with others, Live Aid, probably, the most famous fund raising concert in history.
For several fascinating years upon my graduation from the University I worked as a steward. Thus, I could learn numerous customs, traditions and various cultures, having shared both grief and happiness. The more I perceived the huge world, the more my gratitude grew for my life in lovely Switzerland - a country without poverty, starvation or wars, but with fascinating nature and splendid idylls.
When my great wanderlust was satisfied, my career as sales manager started with a world-famous American company for computer production.
But my great passion, however, became the brisk narration of interesting stories for seniors. Especially I liked weird events as well as little-known stories about artists of past eras. My reference papers on art, music and painting flavoured with a pinch of wit and charm appeared in this way. My idea of matinees for seniors stemmed from this.
In my free time I like painting in water-colours, playing the piano, doing active sports and taking pleasure from communication in foreign languages, such as English and French. I’m happily married and I have a 17-year old son.