My Paintings Celebrate The Simple Joy And Subtle Nuances Of Life
Happy | Quirky | Fun | Expressions in colour.
I have been painting for more years than I care to remember. I have exhibited extensively in this time, having solo and group exhibitions in major cities in South Africa, USA and UK.
I have collectors all over the world.
My colour palette is strong and vibrant; fun and quirky. There is an element of whimsy and fantasy to my art- and freedom - with a loose lyrical quality.
\My subject matter ranges from human relationships, landscapes and buildings, flowers, still life.
I transform information or reference into my own personal visual creations.
I passionately believe in art as a healing force and that art arises from well-being or from the innate force within all life to move towards wholeness.
I have been called a gypsy, at times.
I travel into a world of fantasy and back into reality again.
Each work that I produce is a landmark or a milepost and a record along the way.
Thank you for stopping by to view my art.
My journey continues……
South Africa,the land of my birth with the diversity of peoples and cultures, the landscapes and the light, the colours, the seasons, the sunshine and the intense energy , has influenced my work greatly.
My family and especially my children, and the relationships I have with them within. (See the Modern Goddesses below)
Sometimes I start with just an idea I get from sitting in my favourite chair that I inherited from my mom (internal emotional rumblings and ideas) or, a title of a poem or song, or a quote, or just something someone said.
Our home, with the gatherings and celebrations is a constant source of inspiration. I also get inspired just by splashing paint and colours onto a white canvas and from there images arise and fill my head, the splashing of colour mostly transform into figures.
Other artists also inspire me .....
These are the artists that have made the deepest impact on me:- Modiliani, Klimt, Lempika, Mucha, Cezanne, Gaugin, Matisse, Renoir,Botticelli, Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso. These are the artists I just love: Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothco, Rubens, Rembrandt ,Hockney, Dali, Warhol.
I cannot go on without mentioning my all -time favourite architect-----GAUDI !!!!!!