An adventurous spirit brought Werner to Canada from Switzerland in the sixties. Settling in Toronto, he pursued his interest in visual arts by studying graphic art and interior design. Through working in these areas he discovered a passion for woodworking which he pursued ardently, quickly developing his own unique, highly imaginative style. The pieces evolved from simple painted wooden props to today's' trademark intricately carved polished fantastic creations, incorporating appliqués and the use of elaborate washes of brilliant colour. As his work evolved, he received numerous awards from the Ontario artistic scene.
In 1994 he moved to the East Coast, where he continues to reside and work. His artwork has been exhibited across North America and in Europe and is included in private and corporate collections around the world.