The mirror of my universe

My work lays bare more inadequacies and raw emotions than it was intended to reveal. In my mind I have achieved a convincing illusion of visible reality and in this website I am reassembling all my 'seeing', 'doing' and 'thinking' into a mirror of my own universe.
Portraits
Lazy Lunch

Lazy Lunch

How I long for a long lazy lunch in the sun with a few lovely wines.
Just Pick Another

Just Pick Another

If things don’t work out with your man. Just go and pick another one. After all they do grow on trees and do not swim around in the ocean.
Up There

Up There

Portrait of Man

Portrait of Man

I love this small gestural painting. I did it at a night class at Mairangi Arts Centre with Lance O’Gorman. I hope to work more in this style in the future.
All Alone

All Alone

She is having dinner all alone. Is she sad or content? Do we sense a somewhat melancholic mood? The heavy copper chandelier could be a symbol for her sombre mood or all her troubles weighing heavy on her mind. Is that her lover sailing away on his/her yacht or her ignorance drifting away? Or perhaps...
Next Generation

Next Generation

This painting tries to capture one of the most precious moments in life. The absolute awe when grandparents first set eyes on their grandchild.  The unconditional love between the generations as the precious family tree comes into reality and the bond starts growing. The subtle familiar features between the grandfather and the baby become more...
My Teddy

My Teddy

The boy clings to his caregiver while holding his teddy firmly amongst the adult commotion around him.  The viewer does not know what is happening but there is a sense of trepidation. It is as if the people have been stamping the red African soil in protest or in desperation. One sees a lonely child...
Celebrations

Celebrations

Friends celebration their wedding.
Female figure

Female figure

Ma

Ma

An expressionist portrait of my lovely mum.
My friend Yvette

My friend Yvette

A portrait study of Yvette Coetzee.
Hesitant

Hesitant

This painting captures the emotions of a little boy on a farm in South Africa.