My art continues to be influenced by Eastern philosophy and methods of painting.

Me

I discovered my inspiration as an artist while travelling the world and spending years in Asia exploring different landscapes, cultures and ways of life.

It was an illuminating experience and awakened a dream in me to create art.

Vietnam Art inspired me to start my journey as an artist.  I had the opportunity to paint alongside my Vietnamese art teacher for a number of years, and even though I am back in my native South Africa, my art continues to be influenced by Eastern philosophy and methods of painting.

I also find inspiration in the art of Japan and traditional ink paintings, and love painting bamboo using my favourite medium oil paints while striving to create the delicacy of ink paintings.

Many of my paintings are based on actual places that I have visited not only in Asia but here at home too. Photographs taken during my visits are later used as a reference for my paintings. I also like to work from life models and from my imagination, drawing on my experience as an artist.

"The question is, who is interested in creativity?
And my answer is that practically everybody is."
Abraham Maslow
The Farther Reaches of Human Nature

Work

I love to create art works with a palette knife and how I can apply colour colour and texture directly onto the canvas.  

I love the feel and texture of paint and how I can manipulate it on the canvas with my palette knife.  This adds a sense of colour and vibrancy to my artworks.  Brushwork enhances my artwork and assists with adding more detail where required.

My aim is to capture the essence of my subject – whether it is a landscape, a figure or still-life arrangement. I paint intuitively to capture the feel of the subject at a particular time, and my subjective choice of colour is integral to creating the mood of a painting.

Where

I live in a small coastal village in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, my home when not travelling.

I work from my studio office in the company of my favourite books and music and three rescued feral cats who drop in to keep me company.  I am also a passionate animal rights activist.

Limited edition prints are available of most of the paintings featured on this site. Original artworks can also be purchased. New artworks are continuously being created – ask me for the latest inventory.

I undertake Commissions. If you like any of the works, and would like something in similar colours and of similar subject matter you can contact me with your request.

Awards
Painting
Year
ART LIMITED / Visa Artwork Selection
2020
ART LIMITED / Visa Artwork Selection
2020
ART LIMITED / Visa Artwork Selection
2020
ART LIMITED / Visa Artwork Selection
2017