“Throughout my painting career I have always been aware of the natural elements which create the awesome kaleidoscope of colours, and the powerful forces of seasonal festivals which alter the moods of the landscapes from day to day.
I was born and have lived in Cape Town all my life. During the last 30 years, I have been privileged to travel into the wilderness areas of Namibia and Botswana, where I have been rewarded with the visual, mental, and spiritual magnificence of nature. Its moods, its balance, its strength, its vastness, its ever changing colours, its dramas, and its ability to survive in spite of unnatural interference have had a profound influence on me as a painter.
In my works I share with those who are interested in the majesty of the ancient Baobabs, the jewel of the Okavango Delta, the vastness of the Kalahari, the dramatic skies and the wilderness where one can hear the silence.”
WORK IN PROGRESS
Many, many years ago the ‘’harmless people’’, now known as the San, lived and roamed freely across parts of Southern Africa. Stretching from the Cedarberg Mountains in the south, to the Tsodilo Hills in the north, they migrated each season following the herds of antelope and gathering the plentiful food from the land. The only point of reference in this region known as the Kalahari, were the magnificent Baobabs. This was where the San would gather in clans reuniting with old friends. These were the trees that spoke to me of such meetings. These were the trees that bore witness to animals and humans living in harmony.
I seek to portray those memories from my own experiences of camping under or nearby these sentinels of time. The trees are those of Khubu Island in Botswana, Tsumkwe in Namibia and many more, particularly in the Makgadikgadi pans region and the Okavanga Delta. I will post the collection of new works in the near future. When viewing these canvasses, stand back and listen to the silence or the laughter.
1976 IN-FIN-ART ~ CAPE TOWN
1978 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
1979 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
1980 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
1981 KUNSTKABINET ~ WINDHOEK
1981 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
1982 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
1983 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
1985 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
1986 OFFICE DU TOURISME ~ FRANCE
1987 CHELSEA GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
1994 CONSTANTIA VILLAGE ~ CAPE TOWN
1996 CARMEL ART ~ CAPE TOWN
1997 THE MUSCHEL ~ SWAKOPMUND
1999 “ARTS-INTER” ~ FRANCE
2001 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
2002 SPRING SHOW ~ HOUT BAY
2003 ASSOCIATION OF ART ~ PRETORIA
2006 RED THE GALLERY ~ STEENBERG
2008 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
2009 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN
2010 FINE ART GALLERY ~ SWAKOPMUND
2012 THE STUDIO KALK BAY ~ CAPE TOWN
2014 THE STUDIO KALK BAY ~ CAPE TOWN
2016 CAPE GALLERY ~ CAPE TOWN