Born in South Africa in 1972.  I completed a Masters of Arts Degree (Fine Art - Painting) and immigrated to Australia in 1999. This was also the year of my first solo exhibition “Past, Personal, Present”, NSA Gallery, South Africa. Since arriving in Australia I joined the 1+2 Artist Studios, participated in the group exhibition Multiple Personalities at Rozelle and exhibited at Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay. 

Australia is now very much my home; over the past 19 years I have come to know and love this land and my artworks are a commitment to this change, transformation and its blessings, as well as a visual journey into the fragmentation and integration of the human psyche. I explore a cycle of loss and healing through animal symbolism, land and architectural forms.  These symbols are a vision that is both uniquely personal and decidedly universal in that; in difficult circumstances one can create an environment of learning, insight and transformation that ultimately releases suffering, heals and restores peace of mind.


I am currently a resident artists at Fern Street Gallery in Gerringong, NSW. Should you be interested in purchasing any of my available artworks please contact me via the contacts page or visit Fern Street Gallery.



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