After completing his studies at the St. Petersburg Academy in 2010, is influenced in his art by the tradition of Russian Impressionism. But also, from his German background, there is a very distinctive, expressionistic note in his paintings. Awards in 2010 include an Award for Outstanding Landscape painting from the Russian Academy of Art, and Best-of-Show Awards at Plein-Air events in California, Wyoming and Colorado.
Also, his work was recently featured under "Today's Masters" in Plein Air Magazine. "I am convinced, he will turn in a very interesting artist and painter, and will create numerous pieces of art that will take their place in collections and museums." - V.S.Pesikov, Vice-Rector of the Repin Academy, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
"Ulrich is one of the brilliant young stars who is winning all the awards across America and Europe. His work is in high demand and frankly is under-valued. I have his work in my personal collection." -- B. Eric Rhoads, CEO & Publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur & Plein Air Magazines
"When those oils out of your tube turn into color and light on the canvas, then your paints become a painting". - Ulrich Gleiter