Ursula Klinger was born in Germany, where she graduated in Fine Art and History. She chose Connemara as her second home for ten years before moving her Irish base to Dublin. Further travel led to extended stays in the USA, New Zealand, Spain and Malta.
She works mainly in oils, yet sculpture has also been of constant interest. Her realistic figurative style betrays influences by the old masters as well as the surrealists. She favours the traditional technique of oil painting, where under-painting and numerous thin layers of glazes create depth of colour and light.