Mechtild van Ahlers graduated at the highly-reputed German Folkwang University in Essen in the Faculty of Sculpture. Since 1987 she works as a freelance artist with focus on painting. Her work is shown at national and international exhibitions and represented in private collections.

'Mechtild van Ahlers has developed a form of non-objective art in which her artistic and technical utilisation of colour attains a dimension that creates a free space between the material world and the dreamy irreality of humankind's imagination – or, as one could also put it, she fashions a creative vacuity that challenges the observer to fill it with his spirit, his perceptions, his dreams and his wishes.'