Andreas Raufeisen – born in 196o so to speak as a "multi talent" - plays drums in two rock/pop bands, is father of two and a sought after handyman and, on the side, happens to paint pictures that are pretty much breathtaking.
According to his words, he is not the best drummer, nor the best painter, but he is working on it. His modesty is one of his striking features.
When asked "why do you paint?" the answer is almost invariably: "...because it´s fun!...anyone can do it, anyway."
It is not easy to get an explanation for his choice of subject matter, either: "There is no particular reason why I make my paintings how they are. I don´t paint to express anything in particular, rather I paint with the feeling that I will like the result".
The most important point of his creation is - as he puts it - the fun that he has when doing his illustrating.
Being self-taught, he feels at ease in the role of the hobby and spare-time painter. That does not mean that he would make his hobby into a profession. After all, he already has already embellished a number of motor bikes (including his own Harley) and different pieces of furniture. But have you ever seen a good artist who cared about the marketing?!
For my part, all I can say is: Dear Andy, keep having your fun in painting, so that we can also have fun looking at them for a long time to come!!