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being an artist has become a way of life. to create is to breathe. to observe becomes inspiration, an obsession with colours, shape and form. i see harmony, or not, in everyday objects. it[0x1]s an addiction to interpretation. i am still learning, but i am finding it increasingly fascinating, how it consumes me. i am finding a voice i never knew i had
[0x1]colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment[0x1] claude monet
as a child i took art and pottery classes with my best friend after school. in high school i was the only student in my year to enrol in the art course and had a teacher come in from the local art college to teach me[0x1] when she could, which was not often! subsequently, i often ended up in the german class, having still to write an art exam at the end of the year! [0x1]i was adamant!
after school, i chose a career in food, hoping to entertain my craving soul that i have been teasing with creativity for so many years. along the way i found myself wanting, enrolled in part time art and pottery classes in london, england where i was living at the time. experimental pottery classes at the camden art school and creative painting classes at the southwalk art academy fed my mind with ideas and possibilities[0x1] so after 10years of travelling and working as a chef, i finally packed away my whites, came home to africa, set up studio at home and have been painting for almost three years now, with work exhibited at local galleries. i currently paint from my studio at home and am planning exhibitions at local spots around the cape.
I dream in many colours
6 August 2009 – 10 September 2009
at Cafe Paradiso, 110 Kloof street, Gardens, CT, SA
Group Exhibition: Karin Faucheux, Mishe Watkins, Leigh Oosthuizen, Priscilla Schoonbee, Helene De Villiers Jacqui Brand
various part time painting classes, london, uk
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