Book Illumination

Book illumination is a genre of art that deals with the pictorial decoration of books. The term "illumination" comes from Latin and means roughly "lighting". The painting was intended to bring "light into the pages", especially through the use of gilding.


I have always been fascinated by the almost meditative work of the medieval illuminators and their imaginative tendril works with which they framed the written text. Since 2013, I have been working as a book illuminator, primarily for the Gutenberg Shop in Mainz, and I still enjoy it as much as I did when I started. 


In addition, I also do freelance work and offer, among other things, individually and personally designed initials – perfect as a gift or as an eye-catcher on your own four walls. Feel free to have a look around my store or send me a message if you have a special wish.