Two years ago I started again, with a white page, writing, thinking, drawing endless lines towards a visual story that truly represented me. Blinkers. My love of nature, comfort in the framework of design, confusion about cultural identity, my endless search for a place which is home, displacement, longing for belonging. History not being my story -themes which are continuous and central within the rush of my life.
This portfolio is the collection of drawings - done and sold - which I feel best represent my current work, which I would now like to exhibit to a wider audience. I am interested in solo exhibitions, curated shows and product development.
Matriculated 1989 from DSG Grahamstown
Completed BFA in painting, Rhodes University, 1994
1993 - 1996: 0wn screen-printing studio
1996 - 2007: own graphic design studio
2007 - current: We own two art galleries and an online store which is where I exhibit my work on an ongoing basis, in addition to having one or two solo shows a year at the KKNK or National Arts Festival. I also work on many private commissions for clients and businesses. When not being a fine artist I do design and product design, currently being contracted to Woolworths Homeware in addition to designing fabric for various commercial manufacturers and the products: ceramics, fabric, stationery etc for our own stores.
PAST WORK SHOWN AT:
Alex Hamilton Collective (CT),
Intoto Gallery (JHB).
Trent Read: Knysna & Franschoek,
IS Gallery. The Gallery - Riebeek Kasteel,
Ann Bryant Gallery (EL),
The Festival Gallery,
Bird Street Gallery (PE),
Art EC (PE).