I believe that art should, above all else, evoke emotion. Creating art for me is a deeply spiritual experience that I cannot get away from. I want a sense of wonder and the mystical to be expressed in my work while still connected to the reality, and sometimes harshness and tragedy, of everyday life. I tend to constantly return to the childlike and simple in my work and I’m probably not always “correct” in my approach but I have learned to go with what makes me happy. I have a love for words that also often finds it’s way into my work.
In my printmaking practice, I enjoy working with drypoint engraving, chinne colle, monoprints, collagraphs and collage. I am also a painter and illustrator and I love experimenting with combining different media and techniques in my art making.
Since moving to Kommetjie, my environment and the beauty around me, has been a wonderful new “muse” to me and has slowly crept into my work.