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Oil on Canvas
Oil and Impasto on stretched canvas
W: 750mm x H: 1000mm x D: 50mm
W: 30" x H: 39" x D: 2"
Approx. Weight: 8kg
This work is
framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
Bitterness and hatred are harmful. They produce much that is destructive. They postpone the relief and healing you yearn for. Through rationalization and self-pity, they can transform a victim into an abuser. Let God be the judge--you cannot do it as well as he can."
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As a child, some of my earliest memories somehow related to creating something. From sewing to painting, I have been making things most of my life.
I studied law, and throughout my career, art was my escape from the concrete world, where I could freely express a sense of emotion on paper, and in some radical way connect with the viewer of my art.
Facing a personal challenge I painted 2 doors as a symbol that no matter what life throws your way, you have a choice to either procrastinate or open up the door to new opportunities. This was the start of a journey which had grown in leaps in bounds.
I established myself with an art studio in Centurion, South Africa. Since then a number of my pieces found homes with South African and European families.
My work reflects a search for reconciliation of one's spirituality, by the use of Chiaroscuro, where three-dimensional volume is suggested by the value gradation of colour and the analytical division of light and shadow.
The source of my inspiration is the French and Italian landscapes with a combination of inner feelings and imagination. My paintings are the incorporation of all of that, with the various ups and downs in my personal life.
I work with a variety of mediums such as oils, acrylics, charcoal and impasto techniques to achieve three-dimensional volume.
I continue believing that everyone is an artist in some way. Whether it is the presentation of a fine meal or the construction of a beautiful home, the wording of a contract or the way a mother raises a child.
Each of us has the ability to make art. Mine just happens to be paint.
Paris, France - 2015
Various SA galleries (Gauteng)
Gauteng Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Self taught artist
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