In my artwork, I let my subjects speak with their eyes and share some of their
life’s journeys with us. In this way we begin to understand some of the
struggles and joys they have experienced. The painting is complete when the
eyes follow me wherever I go in my studio!
I get a lot of my inspiration from Africa, my place of birth. I feel a deep
emotional and spiritual connection to the people, the raw energy and beat of
the place, and from the incredible wild life of the continent. Every painting is a
journey of discovery for me, and the passion I feel while painting helps me to
I'm pretty much a self-taught artist, though I did have 6 meaningful lessons
with Australian Artist Steve Kaldor, many years ago. While I started painting as
a hobby 8 years ago, I only took it up seriously in the past 18 months, when I
left a career in retail spanning over 35 years.
I first showed my work in public at the Kirribilli Markets in March 2019, and the
feedback was overwhelming. On the advice of one of my Customers who
works at an art gallery, I entered a portrait into the Archibald Prize. I didn’t get
to hang, but the experience was exhilarating. I was also invited to hang six of
my paintings in a new Gallery that opened in May in Milsons Point. I was very
excited when two of my portraits sold to a New Zealand Customer the day
before the official opening!
I’ll also had 2 portraits hanging in a group exhibition at The Space Gallery in
Rosebery in December 2019.
Currently a selection of my work hangs at the magnificent Wildflour cafe in Redfern. 156 Abercrombie rd.
I look forward to what the future holds………….