Detlef graduated from Griffith University with a B.A. (Hons) in political science. With this grounding it was only natural that he should establish a website to exhibit his drawings.

He resides in Canberra, Australia. He also regularly shares his life with his two adorable children – Isabella and Matthaeus.

It has been noted that he probably drinks too much coffee for his own good.

By the way, Detlef won the 2003 Canberra Art Prize drawing award and was a finalist in the 2009 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.