"What cultural enlightenment will it take to say we value this or that, because it is beautiful, because it nourishes the imagination, because it is good for the soul".
Barbara Hurd, Stirring the Mud
About the artist
I am a South African landscape and still life artist based in Johannesburg. My art is contemplative, focusing on still life paintings of everyday objects or moody landscapes of places that I have visited. A specific palette choice of cool and played down colour and the interplay of light and shadow lend both serenity and drama to my work.
While in high
school I was privileged to study drawing at the Johannesburg Art
Foundation under respected art teachers Bill Ainslie and Ricky Burnett.
In my twenties I had some formal training in both fine art and textile
design, but went the route of commerce with a Bachelor of Commerce
degree and began a career in marketing.
In 2006 I moved back to Johannesburg as a single mother. Here my art provided an escape (and a way to make ends meet) from the pressure, long hours and traffic. Friends or visitors coming to the house would buy paintings straight off the easel, which was squeezed into a corner of the lounge.In 2012, I took the leap of faith, leaving the corporate world to concentrate on my painting. I have works in South African, British and German collections.
Douglasdale, South Africa | +27 82 480 4210