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I grew up and matriculated in Potchefstroom and earned my degree B.A. (Communication) from Potchefstroom University. Travelled between 1994-2003. By land- Egypt, USA, southwest,and Midwestern states-special interest Art and NAtive American Resevations. By sea on a yacht- South America, Caribbean Chain up to Bahamas and again USA on the East side. Live south of Washington for a year or so and sailed south again- to the Caribbean.
Faces fascinate me endlessly. Creating emotions and atmosphere through the use of colour in the human face and figure are the most important elements in my paintings. I make flat-surface "MOVIES" when I paint. I become the figure, the emotions and landscape of thoughts.
My memory serves me well in remembering people and the atmosphere while experiencing situations. I easily recall the smell of the turqoise Caribbean Sea, the atmosphere of a busy street in Caïro, the easy-going but mysterious sounds of a foreign language. The excitement of hearing a mix of Dutch-Portguese-English, Cerveja on my lips, the feverish humidity of walking in Fortaleza, Brazil. The human being in all it's aspects interests me. I am attracted to the exotic, the gypsey, and passionate side of life. Light and dark is often used to create tension and a strong feeling. I enjoy painting the old and young, pretty and less pretty...
I live and work from Strand, near Cape Town
* CD Cover - Hermand vd Bergh. 2013
* Woodhill Golf Estate- Golf Day. Solo. All paintings sold . 2012
* Nedbank Golf Challenge- Solo at Hyatt Regency, Oubaai- 2012
* "WATERBORNE"- SOLO EXHIBITION, Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria. Hangs May & June 2012
* Art Karoo- Featured Artist with Francois Tiran for Feb.2012
* Solo Exhibition-"Layers" - Hyatt Regency Spa & Resort, Oubaai
* November 2010 - January 2011 - "Slice of Life" - Liebrecht
Gallery - Somerset West
* August 2010 - "Palette & Palate" - Cedar Tree Gallery
* 2010 Exhibition- Strydom Gallery
* Nostalgia at De Brak Gallery - 26 March - 2 May 2010.
* Alice Art Gallery- Hartbeespoortdam - ungoing group
* Past exhibition- ALice Art gallery- Ruimsig - October 2009
" Two Woman " with Jonel Scholtz
* VEO Gallery - "Ani mal"
* Strydom's - Winter exhibition 2009
* Art Project for the Blind in SA-Potchefstroom Museum-June-
* Successful winter exhibitions Strydom Gallery 2006,2007,2008.
* Successful exhibition at Port Festival Calitzdorp-2007.
* Strydom Gallery-June, July 2008
* VEO-Cape Town - successfull group exhibition of miniatures
* Succesful exhibition- Montessori School, Greyton 2008
* CD cover design - Petronel Baard, 2008
BA (Communication)-Potchefstroom University. Self taught artist
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