I Choose Not To Be A Sloth.

[Art and Poetry. This blog contains a poem and image of a Sloth, painted in oils.]  As I live in South Africa, the sloth was never on my list of animals to paint.  It is usually lions, elephants, buck etc., however, I was looking around for a very furry animal to paint and came across... Continue Reading →

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Creatively Nostalgic About Rhinos.

Wildlife has always featured in my life. I have a special place in my heart for rhinos as do many South Africans because they are such amazing animals which are being consistently wiped out due to poaching. I grew up next to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, which is 500 meters from my... Continue Reading →

The same painting, but two different results.

I enjoy experimenting with art. Above and beneath you can two entirely different results of the same scene. The first painting is created using organic material and paint.  I loved the result of this, however, it did pose a problem when the organic matter decayed, so I removed the leaves, which left an interesting impression. ... Continue Reading →

For the love of butterflies!

Who does not love a butterfly? They are the most phenomenal, delicate creatures that inhabit this amazing world.  I imagine them as spirited, four-petaled, colourful flowers that add ebullience to any garden.  Butterflies complement their habitats in a wonderful way. As soon as I spot a butterfly, I grab my camera and spend a good while chasing it!... Continue Reading →

Celebrating lilies with art and poetry.

Lilies always make good subjects for art.  There are so many varieties and colours of lilies. They can be described as elegant, calm, vibrant, fiery, and peaceful.  There is a lily for every mood.  I painted the above lilies in different styles (abstract to classic) using different mediums, i.e. oil, watercolour, gouache, and acrylic. I have... Continue Reading →

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