Having an art gallery in Stellenbosch, I feel extremely
connected to the winelands as well as the majestic mountain ranges that
surround the quaint little town.
The street that my gallery is found on is filled with
vibrancy – from cute coffee shops to local art vendors and other art galleries
Although there is no better way to experience a painting
than in person – my website and Facebook page (hyperlinked) enables me to share
my artwork with people all over the world.
I often write blogs containing images of paintings I have
done and short descriptions of what inspired me while painting them.
In this blog I’ll be sharing a few of my most new pieces. I’ve recently been drawn to abstract with artists such as John Metlerkamp of South Africa, and as well as the work of Robert Hodgins.
Although I’m a South African artist with my art gallery just
outside of Cape Town, I am happy to courier my art all over the world. We have
an amazing courier company who handles each painting with the love and respect
needed for it to arrive safely at your door.
Please contact us to discuss our couriering process.
This painting is of the Helderberg mountains and is an oil painting done with
palette knife. It is the view from Rust and Vrede winery – a special place
perfect for unwinding and relaxing.
I am also known for painting the Helderberg Mountains in my region in watercolour
and oils. I love to paint in bright colours and with the knife I am able to
create texture as well as a bit of an abstract feel.
This painting is of Table Mountain with Lions Head seen in the background.
It is 90cm x 90cm in size.
The painting was done with a new brush and paint which I purchased in Italy during
our recent family trip.
Again, I love vibrant colours and this painting is no exception. With so many
paintings of Table Mountain circulating, I thought of painting a different
angle of our beautiful mountain. I used paper for texture and painted over
it to create the effects of the mountain.
In this painting the stark contrasting colours of the Karoo demonstrates the dryness
of our country and the secluded house in the middle nowhere shows the isolation
that people in the Karoo experience…
The inspiration behind this painting was to show people that life in isolation and
drought is possible.
I absolutely love the colours of the desert, yellow ochres, raw umber and the
Indian reds, adding a touch of green to the roof made the entire visual pop.
I adore the Italian Pines found wind bent over Kloofnek Road. They create a such
a fun and mystical ambiance while driving through to Camps Bay.
Their magical shapes and formations inspired me to paint them and then naturally I
added colour to lift the overall energy of the painting.
I used more subtle colours for the background mountains and sea, giving the main
focus are the trees… I needed to bring in a protea to add more colour to
This painting represents a spiritual connection between myself and vines which to me
are a symbolisation of life. The branches of vines are strong and symbolise the
anchor needed for love to grow.
Life is all about love, perseverance, strength, courage, hope and vision.. This all
comes together perfectly in a Vine – expressing the bold strength in the world
of our thoughts and imagination and having faith in something spiritual to
We are spiritual beings. I believe in the existence of God giving us strength and
vision and an anchor in life and love.
of the paintings in this blog can be purchased from my art gallery or online
and couriered to you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I also have several prints of my art for sale in the size 35cm x 27cm.