As a South African artist, my work is drawn from a strong attachment to this land, its sense of place and the life it supports. An interest in the indigenous flora of this country comes from generations of farming, plant propagation and love for the beauty these natural forms offer.
A deep love for nature and natural places, and acknowledgment of its role in spiritual restoration, strongly impacts my work. “This earth is what sustains us, its intricacies are endlessly fascinating and immeasurable and yet how irreverently this natural world is stewarded.”
In 2012, I left a career in corporate life to concentrate solely on artmaking. Over the years of practicing art, inspiration and reference has repeatedly been rooted in the Cape landscape, where I now live.
My chosen media are painting and printmaking and recently, more experimental works using mixed media, where a process of layering builds complex, intriguing surfaces. Markmaking, the richness of paint and the beauty of accidental results from allowing spontaneity to find its way into the artmaking process offsets a fascination with detail. My artworks are an intuitive articulation of a response to my environment, informed by the observation of the patterns and order of forms that occur in nature.
I have works in local and international private collections and local corporate collections.