Ami-Bernard Zillweger was born in 1942 in Fribourg, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. In 1971, after many years of cultural travel, he settled in Zutphen. The use of colour and light puts Zillweger’s work in the French painter tradition, albeit with his own distinctive marks. He uses many techniques for numerous subjects such as landscapes, portraits, circus, theatre scenes and still lives: large and small drawings, acrylic resin paintings, lithographs, water-colour, even wooden objects. The colours in his landscape paintings convert sensation into a harmony of complimentary contrasts, based entirely on his own intuition.