My work is often a journey of feelings linked to an object, moment or past memory. Images have become both layered in process and layered in meaning. Animals and birds have become central to my current work and convey a subtle symbolism within their depiction. “Those Lost Forever” and “Gone but not Forgotten” were exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Both prints are from the completed Love [Loss] and Identity series. “Everlasting” was exhibited in 2015 at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, a print from my goat series.

I have always had a passion for printmaking, which has always been my main form of expression. Although I have used etching and monoprint as my primary mediums, I have always experimented with new techniques. More recently I have used photopolymer plates (solar plates) and drypoint. These techniques are often combined with hand drawn or hand coloured chine collé. Exploring and developing new techniques opens up new possibilities which I feel is essential to my development as an artist and printmaker. Each print, including my recent photopolymer prints, is hand printed using an etching press. Each one is part of a limited edition and is signed and numbered.

I grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. I studied at Rhodes University in South Africa and graduated with an Honours Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking. Although I now live in the UK, my work still reflects the imagery of where I grew up. My work is represented by different galleries in the UK and abroad. I also have work included in corporate collections in South Africa.

 

Achievements

2015 “Everlasting” selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2015, Burlington House, London.

 

2014 “Gone but not Forgotten” selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2014, Burlington House, London.  Invited by City and Guilds of London Art School for inclusion in the London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London.

 

2013 “Those Lost Forever” selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2013, Burlington House, London.

 

2012 Work selected for the 2012 Bite: Artists Making Prints Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

 

2011 Work included in the 2011 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition atthe  Mall Galleries, London.

 

2001 First solo exhibition of collected works in London     

 

1998 Print selected as part of a corporate collection (MTN – South Africa)

 

1993 Eastern Province Fine Art Society (South Africa) – Gold Award

 

1991/1992 University Bursary and Prizes for most promising artist and for achieving distinction

 

1989 Santam Bank Art Award

 

1988 Apple Poster competition

 

Education

2001 onwards Printmaking and life drawing (short courses) Putney School of Art and Design

 

1996 Illustration (short course) St Martins College of Art And Design

 

1990 – 1993 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) Printmaking Rhodes University Grahamstown South Africa