I was born and raised on a farm in the Eastern Cape. I now live in East London with my two sons and my partner, Dave. I believe that growing up on a farm made me appreciate the beauty, colours and textures which Mother Nature provides us with. Sunsets, different colours in grass, little streams in valleys, colourful old walls on buildings. All these things are balm to a painter's soul.
For me, painting is a form relaxation and the perfect opportunity to express myself and create the colours I love. My local hardware store is kept quite busy with my questions and experiments when it comes to painting abstracts and I enjoy playing with different paints and materials to create interesting colours and textures. Many people have commented on my wide variety of subject matter, but I confess a preference for painting flowers, landscapes and seascapes. I have a studio in East London where I give art classes. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone who started art classes claiming to not be able to "draw a stick man", only to find themselves excelling at art after just a few months. I try not to take my art too seriously and thus have no intention and pretending that there is any "deeper meaning" to my paintings. I simply enjoy creating a picture which I hope will bring someone pleasure and will hopefully motivate them to pick up a paint brush and get creative!