Born in South Africa, growing up in Zimbabwe, Canada is now my home. Although I started on a drawing board, computers led me to explore artistic avenues, leading to fascination with graphics and design which I pursued in Toronto.
Today, I focus on painting but growing up with nature in the African bush still influences my brush. Organic shapes, disciplined grids plus augmented colour makes my “Rhythm & Hues” body of work dance with whimsy.
Motivated by joyful movement, compelling rhythms and the excitement that colour establishes, I combine pouring methods (using 3D acrylics) with regular (less 3D acrylic paints) on canvas or wood panels.
Poured paint is mobile. As it expands and rests it is self-possessed. Grid lines are more disciplined, establishing co-ordinates and asserting their dominance. Exciting nuances co-exist within these two disparate approaches which, when colour comes into play, produce pieces that resonate with balance and excitement.