"I am passionate about reflecting on the world of the Maori in my paintings. My favourite technique is a combination of eggtempera and oil on canvas."
Born 1951 in Germany, Thomas has a master of Fine Arts degree and is now a New Zealand Citizen who lives and works in the Bay of Islands.
Since 1990 his work focuses on the Maori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). His paintings are strong images of today's life of the Tangata Whenua (the people of the land), who came from Polynesia approximately 1200 years ago..."
© Thomas Lauterbach 2016 copyright of all images remains with the artist