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.
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Watching Paper Boats

Watching Paper Boats

Mother Earth is watching the man made paper boats. She is controlling man with her natural strength, never fully letting go of her dominance. In the end man stays vulnerable and will always succumb to her… Part of the Female Landscape series.
Stormy Sea

Stormy Sea

When nature is at her fierce man seems small and vulnerable. Prints available.
My View From Above

My View From Above

The elements portrayed in this landscape are typical of a New Zealand landscape. But the distorted bird’s eye view introduces a new dynamic between nature and man enjoying what it offers.
Up There

Up There

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...
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.
What I sea

What I sea

My expression of the New Zealand coastal landscape.
Hesitant

Hesitant

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

Distance

I met this man in a bar on the Swartberg Mountain Pass. He played an old guitar and there was sorrow in his voice when he sang. The old man had lived a hard life under the African sky. This painting does not capture his wisdom so much, but rather the distance he endured on...
Good Times

Good Times

Set at a dance or dinner, enjoying good times.