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I was born in Johannesburg and lived my childhood in suburbia, close to the Zoo and this gave me a love for beautiful green spaces and a lively imagination when, lying in bed at night, we heard lions roaring in their enclosures. I followed the path that parents prefer their children to take namely, study, get a degree and find a well paid job. But I never lost the desire to be involved in crafts and art in general.
Twenty years ago we moved to Cape Town to live a less-stressed life with the hopes that I would have more time for my personal desire to paint. It took me 12 years to get to the stage where I would be able to start my art career and dream. I have no formal education in art but have taken lessons with private teachers in Cape Town. I finally feel that I have accomplished what I wanted to do and I love the joy that allows me to create "art".
I started painting with acrylics and then moved on to oils a couple of years ago and love painting in this medium.
I also love to spend an afternoon in the ceramics studio where I create bowls, vases, candle stick holders and one-off sculptures.
I see beauty and a story in almost everything that I see and I feel compelled to lay colour on a blank canvas allowing my personal impression of what I am viewing to be created. I often start with a concept and then I find my mind and hands taking over and I allow this process to happen as I feel that this is when the sub-conscious is allowed to enter into the creation of the piece of art.
I specialize in portraiture,landscapes & still life oil paintings. Sculptures of people and purposeful items.
Thank you for viewing my profile and my art pieces.
Frank Joubert School of Art
Constantiaberg Art Society
SASA South African Society of Artists
Molesey Art Society
Private: Alex Downes, Anne Price, Sherri Ryan, Maxi Heyman
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