About the Artist
Find out what I paint, how I paint, what I do & where I’m from.
Mostly I paint anything beautiful that inspires me, while raising my daughter in the countryside alongside my wife. I’m a non-conformist, rule-breaker and active community member. I care deeply about a lot of things & follow my passions with determination.
Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, raised in Swellendam, grew up in Cape Town, now living in Barrydale on the cusp of the Karoo Desert.
I studied graphic design & worked in the advertising industry for over 20 years before starting a catering company.
During lock downs I started painting again, and just never stopped! Inbetween other work, I paint as much as I can, with work represented in local galleries.
I’m a family man above anything else!
Living in Barrydale on the edge of the Karoo desert, my work reflects my surroundings, experiences and thoughts on various subjects. Mostly I try capture beauty both in nature & in the human form.
During the week I work in my Crazy Oak studio & gallery based in Suurbraak, it’s quirky & crazy – so be sure to pop in & say hi!
I paint in Acrylics on hand-made canvas – either while I’m in my Crazy Oak studio in Suurbraak, or on the porch at my home in Barrydale.
A few years back while living in Struisbaai, I was walking around the house during load shedding at night trying to whack mosquitoes with one of those electric rackets that have a blue UV light – as I passed one of my paintings it LIT UP! I realised subsequently that I’d inadvertently purchased a fluorescent acrylic paint. It added such an interesting dynamic that I started experimenting with it in most of my works. If you purchase a painting that has a dramatic sunset or lighting you might get a surprise if you shine a UV light on it…