Bio

I have painted since a young age and held my first solo exhibition while in high school. In the early years I exhibited at Artist in the Sun, sold paintings through the Sandton Gallery, Johannesburg, and held a solo exhibition at the National Gallery in Kampala, Uganda. 

Today I work principally in charcoal, and acrylic and seeks to develop images that are drawn from life but extend the viewers imagination. 

Artist’s statement

Painting and drawing is an integral part of my life, and has been since a very early age. At the moment I am interested in formal elements of painting and drawing inspired by the world around me and the many countries I visit, and in finding meaning where others do not - in the fall of light on a sandy building in Riyadh, the chaos of the shacks of Kampala, the crowded taxi parks of Johannesburg. My art is a search for perfection that is not often found in life. I am fortunate enough to travel widely in the Middle East and Africa, but I have not found my Tahiti - a landscape populated with many Venuses and primary colours, instead I find landscape covered in sandy construction sites, tin roofed shacks, humanity sweating as trucks our loaded with voluminous bundles. But within these spaces there is balance and form and structure - all elements that are abstracted in my paintings.