Product Code LAU74016
“I grew up in the small mining community of Welkom in the Free State. Though the landscape is barren, much of my days were spent either dancing in a summer thundershower or playing inside a swimming pool in the scorching hot sun. It was a lovely way to lose myself and looking back I now know that it cultivated a strong sense of connection with nature within me.
Photography was the first medium through which I expressed my creativity. I realised at a young age that colour and perspective caught my attention. It was only after seeking a life figure drawing class at the age of 30 that I was exposed to the medium of oil painting. My life was turned upside down – I have found my life work… There is nothing like the mixing and plying of oil pigment. These days I alternate my oil painting with teaching and growing my repertoire as Fibre Artist and Oil Painter. I live in the beautiful coastal town of Hermanus – very close to my muse, NATURE!”