I was born in 1994 in a small town named Hildesheim in Germany and also went to school there. My focus in high school always was in the areas of art and music. In 2015 I completed my apprenticeship as a tailor and fashion designer in Hannover but I since I always enjoyed illustrating more than designing clothes I decided to study illustration. Since I always loved Hamburg, the harbor and the people there I decided to move to Hamburg in 2015 and successfully completed my illustration studies in 2019. 

Now I work an live in the distric Hamm with my faithful companion, my dog Timmy, who’s always there with me and a good reason to get of the desk and take a walk to think about projects and new ideas. 

​Plants have always been a big part of my life and because I love everything that’s green and growing. In the nature of plants „Winterhart“ stands for robustness, strength, resilience and, because these are all attributes that I identify with I founded my studio called „Winterhart Studios“ in 2021. 

​Although I mostly draw and work digitally with the Ipad, I love painting with acrylic paint and printing techniques such as screen printing. My style is colourful, striking and diverse with a high recognition value. 

photo by Marie Hoelscher