Since its inception, my art making has been very much a personal journey and in many senses autobiographical. My paintings exist as a visual diary, mapping the journey I have taken from birth into adulthood, drawing from past memories, present experiences and future aspirations. Eastern spirituality and the dual nature of our selves is a consistent thread running through my work. In its broadest sense, I am exploring the interrelationship of the feminine and masculine principals within the self and the universe.
In a world out of balance I take refuge in my studio, a place where I can be alone and enter a private space of introspection and meditation. For me, painting is an intuitive process, driven more by feeling than intellect. Through art making, I am free to explore that which I believe is most necessary for my healing and the healing of our planet. My paintings are my medicine, some hang in my studio for many years before being released. By not censoring myself and having the courage to ‘dig deep’, that which lies hidden is revealed to me. However dark, however distant something might be, however morbid and disgusting…if you keep it hidden it will be a sickness, it will go in on you, it will kill you. By shining a light into the shadows I have been able to access a depth that I would never otherwise have reached in my self and my paintings. I am utterly uncompromising in my creative life. Authenticity is key.
There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.
- Friedrich Nietzche
Upcoming exhibitions:Selected works from 'Muse' 2011 and 'Indigo Child' 2016 form part of a group exhibition curated by Cheryl Rumbak
Kalk Bay Modern, 1st Floor, Olympia Building, 136 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Open daily from 10am to 4pm.
021 788 6571
Selected works may be viewed at my studio by appointment.
Victoria Art Studio, 196 Victoria Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
Cell: +27 82 4421094