I have always admired the beauty of the poppy, and am intrigued that such a soft, delicate, flower has wreaked havoc and death in peoples lives by the opium produced from the seeds. The flower is also a symbol of remembrance of 20 million deaths in the first world war.
I enjoy still-life art, usually the type with food and crockery painted in oils. However, this series of still-life focuses on the details of the food.
African 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, ad they are under threat of extinction. The main featured image, above, is of a rhino which I created in mosaic. Beneath is more art of... Continue Reading →
'A Rhino's Tale', is a hypothetical poem about Rhinos which I pray never becomes a reality. I hope the poem does instill a feeling of desperation and overwhelming sadness in the mind of the reader, because the situation of the Rhinos is exactly that! I must just add that although this poem is about Rhinos, it could also... Continue Reading →
My interest in this subject arose from an art challenge to paint the death mask of this unfortunate girl, named ‘The Unknown Woman of the Seine’ or 'L'Inconnue de la Seine'. I was intrigued by the subject, as unrequited love and death often go hand in hand. The fact that she drowned in the dark... Continue Reading →
I have a beautiful garden. It is one of those gardens that inspires me to create in paint and through words. I have spent a good part of my life painting and writing about my garden; by doing so, I share it with others. Instead of a detailed explanation of my garden, I leave you... Continue Reading →