born in Thun, Switzerland on February 16, 1961. There she spent her childhood, received her education & begun her career as a Marketing Specialist. While her career started in Switzerland, her professional interests have taken her far from her native hoe. Ms. Baumann has lived & worked in variety of countries including South Africa, Kazakhstan, Russia Ukraine, Turkey, Lithuania, Poland, Germany & Greece. Since 1990, she has begun to pursue her artistic interest with great intensity. Through her international travels, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of local artist & learned from their wide-ranging talents. Among others, she was able to study oil colours with Oleg Swiatucha in Kharkov / Ukraine; pottery & sculpture with Maria Benk-Gaida in Krakow / Poland, drawings, nudes & freestyle painting with Guenther Albien, Dr. Stein & AnneliSchwager in Berlin / Germany. She also worked intensively in Berlin with a small group of freelance artists. Up until now, she has had the pleasure of showing her art work in various group exhibits in Switzerland, Germany & Greece. The exhibition at the Airport Sofitel Hotel / Athens 2Q08 was her first major single exhibition. Therese has lived & worked in Urla - Izmir since 2009. In Izmir, Therese had already two opportunities to exhibit her work in Turkey. Further exhibitions are scheduled for 2011.