Each colour is a key that creates notes and tunes of harmonious vibration as I play my way over the whole canvas.
I completed my tertiary education in Cape Town.
I have 15 years of graphic design and illustration experience, having worked for advertising agencies and design studios, spent 2 years teaching airbrush and rendering techniques and 12 years teaching the fundamentals of drawing and painting.
Painting portraits is symbolic of my ‘Let’s face it’ philosophy: I believe that when we face the truth within ourselves we are open to learning lessons that life wants to teach us. My artwork bears testimony to my fascination with the human spirit. For me, this spirit reveals itself through portraits that communicate the viewer the journey of the soul, mind and emotion with every portrait transposing the genetic blueprint into the present. My preferred medium is oils and I trust my palette as if it were a piano. Each colour is a key that creates notes and tunes of harmonious vibration as I play my way over the whole canvas. When the song is complete there are three distinct layers present: transparent, translucent and opaque with each layer symbolising the different levels at which the spirit is able to reveal itself.
Sambou Center, Langebaan, South Africa
Shoe Painting Collection – “Rickleigh” Gallers, England – UK
Ethnic Paintings – Standard Bank, Singapore
Ethnic Paintings, BMW Pavillion, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
V&A Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Decorex Show, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sembach Gallery, Cape Town South Africa
South African Society of Artists, Cape Town, South Africa
Myonokas Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa