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Growing up in the late 80's in a small town brought many adventures outdoors without technology. Vast sceneries and exploring vacant areas has been a big part of my childhood with plenty of time to observe. It was the best memories and also easier times to live in.
Drawing started early and before I knew it, I could draw what I saw. My parent's have been a great support & enrolled me into an art class early as a youngster where I explored different mediums for children.
As a teenager, I was very fortunate to study under Valerie Maggs. She was an old soul with brilliant teaching methods. She allowed me to dive into the deep end and I started my 1st realistic landscape. My artwork was rich in detail and already at an advanced level. A year later, Valerie Maggs allowed me to start assisting in her art classes and offering my knowledge to both young and old members in her studio.
I decided to study Graphic Design in the hope to use both skills together.
My career became too busy and opportunities to paint became few and far apart.
In 2019 I started painting and realised my painting skills grew passively through using Photoshop and other methods.
My passion for creation is a on going love. If you admire fine details in art, there is defnitely plenty to see here. Detail and blending is one of my strong abilities along with persistence & patience to want to get it just right - A bit of a perfectionist.
When it comes to painting, I push for the "wow" factor in all elements. I wish you to feel like you want to be in that moment or in the painting, part of my creation & loosing yourself, calm & surrounded by beauty and completely in love or even just breathless. If I achieved that, then I am thrilled, really.
I am still doing graphic design, but I wish to pursue my art and have a chance to explore other subject matters too with some hard work and sacrifices.
I wish you to be part of my journey to grow my skills and see how I develope this advanced, yet raw ability.
I can't wait to see what I do next! I hope you will become just as excited.
Practical art Exibition moderated by KZN art subject supervisor Janie van Heerden.
Tatham Art Gallery Exhibition 19 May - 3 July 2005.
Art private classes 5yrs & Graphic Design (DUT)