Joined 8 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa
I am a professional Artist and teacher living and working in my studio in Alberton, South of Johannesburg, South Africa. I have no formal training beyond school level, but I have been creating for as long as I can remember.
My passion for Art has led me to seek out practical knowledge everywhere I can. I am a very visual person and find that just looking at work I am able to figure out technique. I have made a zillion mistakes but some fantastic breakthroughs too and I am discovering new things every day.
My style has evolved over the years and although I use mostly Acrylic paint, I do sometime mix my mediums. Collage has also become my passion. I can get lost in a collage for ever with my only limit being my canvas size.
Interesting bodies and faces fascinate me and although I do paint a lot of male figures; I really enjoy the female form the most. The soft, delicate features, and the way that light bounces off a woman’s curves captivate me. I see color in everything.
I usual use a full spectrum palette when I paint and I find that Acrylic paint has very vivid colors. Although I have often dabbled in oil, my temperament cannot work with it, so I attempt to achieve in Acrylic, what can be achieved in Oil paint.
I attempt to bring light into color. Painting on a bigger than life size canvas is my ultimate joy. I love a challenge too, so I keep pushing to overcome a better or greater hurdle.
I teach Art to students who need some sort of guidance in painting, Through years of struggling to find information that goes beyond text books has allowed me to accumulate valuable knowledge that I pass on where I can. It gives me great pleasure to see passion in people and to evoke it where I can.
I take commissions for paintings and have paintings hanging in homes, hotels, restaurants and businesses in South Africa, London, Holland and New Zealand.
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