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Oil on Canvas
Oil and Impasto on stretched canvas
W: 594mm x H: 841mm x D: 50mm
W: 23" x H: 33" x D: 2"
This work is
Lot No 026 0 MM
In the midst of an enchanted, crystal forest lies my soul
I pause, close my eyes to shut the doors of reality
Embracing the wonderful present moment in a tangible and fresh way
Life is full of great opportunities
Be an instant mystic
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As a child, some of my earliest memories somehow related to creating something. From sewing to painting, I have been making things most of my life.
I studied law, and throughout my career, art was my escape from the concrete world, where I could freely express a sense of emotion on paper, and in some radical way connect with the viewer of my art.
Facing a personal challenge I painted 2 doors as a symbol that no matter what life throws your way, you have a choice to either procrastinate or open up the door to new opportunities. This was the start of a journey which had grown in leaps in bounds.
I established myself with an art studio in Centurion, South Africa. Since then a number of my pieces found homes with South African and European families.
My work reflects a search for reconciliation of one's spirituality, by the use of Chiaroscuro, where three-dimensional volume is suggested by the value gradation of colour and the analytical division of light and shadow.
The source of my inspiration is the French and Italian landscapes with a combination of inner feelings and imagination. My paintings are the incorporation of all of that, with the various ups and downs in my personal life.
I work with a variety of mediums such as oils, acrylics, charcoal and impasto techniques to achieve three-dimensional volume.
I continue believing that everyone is an artist in some way. Whether it is the presentation of a fine meal or the construction of a beautiful home, the wording of a contract or the way a mother raises a child.
Each of us has the ability to make art. Mine just happens to be paint.
Paris, France - 2015
Various SA galleries (Gauteng)
Gauteng Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Self taught artist
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