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I was born and raised in South Africa. I spent on average 3 months a year on our family-owned Nature Reserve where wild animals roamed free. Our farm was situated close to the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.
I was fortunate to have travelled the world extensively from an early age and have visited more than 55 countries.
My interest in art started in my mid 20's, where I was initially introduced to watercolor. Soon I realized that I wanted stronger vibrant colors in my artwork.
I then changed art teachers, after having to wait for more than a year for an opening at the top art school in the area. The BEST decision I made! My new Art teacher, Karin Daymond started me off only doing pencil drawings stills. It taught me so much on perspective and depth.
I now only paint oil on canvas. When painting, my main objective is to show the contrast of light and shade, next comes depth. I want people to feel drawn into the painting.
I lived in Italy for 20 years which exposed me to the typical Italian landscapes and lifestyle. I have also been part of several joint exhibitions in Italy with great success.
In 2019 I had a solo exhibition of 70 paintings which was held in Sansepolcro, which is situated in the Tuscany region of Italy and sold 80% of my exhibits.
Many other exhibitions were planned during 2020, but the Covid pandemic put a serious dampener on my plans, and I had to cancel at the time.
While living in Italy and longing for my home country, I was inspired to paint more African Art, which led to some of my best works.
In January of 2021, my life took a huge turn, and South Africa was calling! And in May of 2021 I decided to relocate back to Cape Town, South Africa for good. It was time to settle down - "There is no place like home!"
With the assistance of my Marketing Manager and partner, I manage to hold an exhibit once a month in Hermanus. This has proved to be a great decision ...
Several joint and solo exhibitions in Italy, while living there.
I also has some of my art pieces on exhibit in the USA.
Currently I exhibit once a month in the coastal town of Hermanus, Western Cape.