Born into a large German family, Brigitte first traveled to England as a young woman, then immigrated to the USA, eventually settling in Chicago. Brigitte’s first and enduring inspiration for her work was a drawing created by her mother. After raising a family, she was able to study art seriously.
Since then, she has increasingly developed her skills in both painting and sculpture She has studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Noyes Center, Palette and Chisel and the Evanston Art Center. One finds in her work exploration of the human form, especially in dance and other movement, modulated by varying uses of light and color. While her painting may seem to render homage to post-impressionists such as Matisse and Cézanne—the former in certain of her human images, the latter in some of her still-life’s—she imbues her work with her own sense of dimension and illumination…and recently enjoys to shape her image of the abstract. Her works have begun to attract critical attention and can be found in galleries as well as private collections.