The further we move from the natural world, the further we move from knowing ourselves and our place in the world, our connection and relationship with the human and non-human, the less concerned we become with our own stewardship of this earth. This is largely the premise that much of my work is based on. 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. A deep love for natural places and solitude, and acknowledgment of their role in spiritual restoration, strongly impacts my work. 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.
An emerging artist, I left the corporate environment in 2012 to concentrate on art making and relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 2016. My painting training has been with Karin Daymond and Ricky Burnett.
Although working mainly in painting (oils on canvas) and recently some wax encaustic and other media, printmaking came into the mix through workshops at The Artists’ Press in 2013 and Sharon Sampson studio in 2014/5 and in 2019, two internships at Warren Editions.
I received an Honours in Fine Art (with distinction) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2021, working in porcelain paper clay, on a body of work titled Weight of loss.
I have paintings and print works in private international and local collections as well as in South African corporates.