Born in Johannesburg, 1977.
Mediums include pencil, charcoal, watercolour and acrylic.
My subject matter is wide spread depending on what captures my imagination or focus.
I try to capture light, atmosphere and colour in all their forms from portaits to landscapes to waterlilies.
I'm often asked to describe my style, I find it difficult, how do you sum up the parts or influences that make you, you?
Probably my intentions rather than my influences best describe it...
technical difficulty, capturing the subject, Imagination and the material itself.
These are my core values at the heart of every work.
is something that I always strive for, a goal to improve, it takes dedication and shows understanding of both,
the material you working with as much as the subject you're painting.
Maybe an old school notion, or value that these days seems to be forgotten.
Doesn't always have to be so obvious, I prefer subtlety.
It exists in every aspect of the other three.
Creativeness is something that when the technical ceiling has been reached,
I believe seperates artists apart, and creates style and individuality.
I try to show my love of the material I'm working with, its strength, its weaknesses.
I believe a pencil drawing should look like a pencil drawing.
I try to show the marks not hide them, the dirty graphite smudges,
the nice bold Rennaisance lines that describe form, hatching, stipple, gestural mark.
Capturing the subject
Is most important, the mood, a fleeting gesture caught in time.
A drawing or a painting is more my perception of the subject than reality itself,
thus reflecting a kind of reverse self portrait of how I see the world.
These principles are highly interlinked and sometimes finding a balance, is the most difficult part.