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.
|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|
|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|