Jürgen Schmitz was born in Möchengladbach and is a self-taught artist. He was inspired by his time spent in the Mediterranean with the distinctive light of the south frequently being reflected in his work. The colour blue is often represented in his paintings, a colour that for Schmitz encapsulates the unique ambience of the Mediterranean with its association with the sky, the ocean and a general sense of freedom.
Schmitz is extraordinarily dedicated to his work. He proofs every silkscreen and once satisfied that it conforms to his high standards he signs every single one.