Expressionist, abstract and unlimited, my work belongs to a contemporary art school.
I specialize in semi-abstract flower paintings and I am all about colour and movement.
Changing from minute to minute and dying too soon, flowers are perfect symbols for all our emotions in life: sorrow, joy, regret, yearning, wanting, frustration, anger, love, and more. There is nothing still for me about flowers, as they depict life in all its messy, glorious, colourful and fleeting moments. l endeavour to generate a sense of intimacy while leaving the subject open to interpretation.
I create my paintings with a palette knife, using a variety of marking techniques. In my flowers, my marks express movement while my surrounding marks express stability and strength. This sumptuous textured surface gives life to my abstractions.
I am inspired by the French Lyrical Abstract style, which can be seen as a balanced elegant style of painting that is loaded with content from the natural world, often marked by sumptuous colour. The intention is to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational.
University of Cape Town
Bachelor of Arts, 1987