Anneliese Schmitz was born in 1943 in Romania and fled during the Second World War with her mother to Germany.
She did an apprenticeship in the retail business, married and had 2 children. During her professional career she was in charge of a dentist laboratory and in parallel was very much engaged in local affairs (lastly as major.) More than 10 years ago she founded a win trade company.
About 10 years ago - at the same time when Parkinson's disease was identified - she started painting. At first with small and honest paintings.
However, soon her courage grew and she began to work with bright colors and more expressive motives. Especially faces in red or orange, often marked with pain. Strong women in society and African masks are her favorite motives.