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Since childhood, it has been drawing and colour that has brought the best out of life and been a constant source of calm, escape and joy..... I love the freedom to create a mood and tell a story, and it brings me immense pleasure when others can share in this experience through my paintings and sketches.
After a two month stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, I felt overwhelmed by the endless creative input, experiences and inspirations the great city had to offer. This experience gave me the “courage” to venture and “not to be afraid” or look for positive reaction to my art, but rather be brave and try and give people an idea of what is part of my life and what is enriching my experience of this amazing place we are at.
To me, art is essentially un-academic. Instead, it is the simple joy and life that can be found in it that attracts me. Carpe diem! Joie de vivre!... all these, familiar clichés, to me, become real and meaningful through art.
Painting in oils and sketching in charcoal and pastels really encouraged my self-expression, and I feel this aspect of my art truly came into bloom when I (long since childhood) began using these media as a student of first Marié Stander and then Jeanne Hendriks.
1980 – Art as subject for matriculation certificate.
2005 – After much deliberation start Art Classes with Marie Stander Art School.
2006 – 2010 Art Auctions and Art Exhibitions at Marie Stander Art School.
2010 – “Friends in Art” is formed –a group of friends exhibiting together.
2010 – Stellenbosch Arts Association exhibition
2010 – “Friends in Art” group exhibition at Bilton wines, Stellenbosch.
2011 – March and April 2011 – Cité Internationale des Arts residency in Paris, France.
2011 – “Friends in Art” exhibits at Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch.
2011 – "Friends in Art" Annual Exhibition - Stellenbosch
2012 – “Paris to Pop”– Joint exhibition with Vernon Fourie – Lanzerac Stellenbosch.
2012 – “Friends in Art” – annual group exhibition.
2012 – Stellenbosch Arts Association annual group exhibition
2012 – “Friends in Art” exhibits at Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch.
2013 – “Friends in Art” annual group exhibition.
2013 – Oude Libertas Art Gallery part of “Save the Rhino” exhibition.
2014 – “Friends in Art” exhibition at Breytenbach Gallery, Wellington.
2014 – “Friends in Art” annual group exhibition Stellenbosch.
2014 – Stellenbosch Arts Association Members’ Exhibition Stellenbosch.
2014 – Blaauwklippen gallery – ongoing group exhibition.
2015 - Oude Libertas Gallery - "Celebrate 2015"
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