graduated from the University of Essen, Germany with the subjects 'Physical Education' and 'Arts with special emphasis on textile creation' for teacher ship. She completed her teaching degree with a subsequent two year internship at various school types in Germany.
In 1987, Ursula made first experiences with painting on silk. What started as an experiment became a long-term hobby and profession. She completed seminars for Silk Painting at the University of Bochum, Germany and several classes for silk painting in the US.
Ursula has been creating fine art paintings as well as functional accessories like scarves, clothing, jewelry and home decorations or cards on various types of silk using a variety and combination of different techniques.
Since 1993 Ursula not only has been an instructor for silk painting giving classes and private lessons, but has also been presenting her work in exhibitions and arts and craft shows in various countries (Canada, California, Germany). She has sold her wearable art at retail stores and her silk paintings at art galleries.
Ursula has received several awards for her paintings at monthly shows and open shows at different galleries and the San Diego County Fair.
Ursula has been an instructor for silk painting classes at schools and Community Centers and is currently teaching silk painting at her home in Escondido. She also offers private lessons.
She loves to experiment and to try new ideas on silk because of her fascination with the interaction between dyes and sensuous silk fabric. Most of her inspirations are drawn from nature and her environment. Her paintings include abstracts, landscapes and flowers as well as animals.
Ursula is a member of the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League www.coalartgallery.com, the Hidden Meadows Artisan Guild, San Dieguito Art Guild Off Track Gallery www.sandieguitoartguild.com, a member of the San Diego Silk Guild www.sandiegosilkguild.org and Silk Painters International (SPIN) www.silkpainters.org.
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