My art started with drawing , then colour and structure. I now use all mediums from graphite pencils to the wax crayons we were given in Kindergarten for some amazing results. No longer do i have a prefered medium as every medium has it's own magic.
I am a firm believer in doing what one enjoys. It is what we are here to do. "If you don't like it - change it."I believe that we all have the capacity, the day we become tired to do something else. When we begin to really want to know what we are capable of is when we really evolve.
Having experience in drawing and painting the wild cats whilst living in South Africa and the magic of Namaqualand I then turned to the unique colours, ambiance and spirit of New Zealands breath taking beauty and unspoilt nature. I am always up for a new challenge, something new that I have not tried before.
My first self study and background was is Fine arts, drawing and painting, not in art education. I came to teaching with a different set of expectations. Though the old way of teaching believe that the ability to draw and paint well is dependant on an inborn talent... though clearly as we are all born with the ability to speak we just learn the words, we are born with the ability to draw ...we learn to see. This is where I ventured further self study into teaching. Teaching is something I love to do. I generally teach all mediums and drawing is first in line. Basic drawing - i never seem to tire of it. Teaching all age groups adds to the fun and makes it most rewarding. I also teach at school where and injection of art is needed. Suporting childrens education is very impotant.
I support local and use 100% Cotton hand stretched canvas with heavy duty strainer bars, all conservation grade. Each of my art works are unique, no two are the same, each with its own essence.
The art work on this site shows current art work, works available for purchase and previous art work. Not all my work is shown. Below you will find a link to facebook where there is a constant flow of work and updates.
Unfortunately the photos don't show all the beautiful details of the paintings that you see when viewing in person.
If you are interested in aquiring my works or have any enquires about murals please contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
My art works in private collections in UK, Africa, Australia, New Zealand , Holland and the United States, murals on walls and structures, buildings around New Zealand.
A huge thank you goes out to all the lovely people i have around me and their support they have given me.
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