From a very early age I developed a great love and fascination for the arts. As a child I learnt to draw and paint by studying other artworks which I've found mostly in my fairytale story books - and later by visiting galleries and by browsing the internet
The Shipwreck at Cape Agulhas was called the Meisho Maru No.38. It ran aground on 16 November 1982. All 17 crew members swam to safety. It carried a consignment of tinned fish, which was also offloaded. The ship was never removed and with time it disintegrated, until only a small section of the front is still visible. Although it took one and a half years to complete, I spent about 40 - 50 hours in total, painting it. It is Acrylic on boxed canvas
This painting was initially done with a palette knife, after which the final details was added with a brush, just to bring out the face of the animal somewhat. Upon completion, it kinda looked to me like a ghostly creature, with the winds of the Plains of Africa, rushing through it's mane. And the Phantom Lion was born!
Ever since I could remember, I've always loved classical music - in particular violin music pieces. This painting is inspired by this beautiful instrument and one of my favourite,... favourite classical pieces: Largo Ma Non Tanto by JS Bach from his famous Violin Concerto for Two Violins and Strings.
Commisioned Painting: Cindi, Tayla's sister, a colleague of mine asked me to capture her sister, Tayla's poem on canvas as a gift to her, called 'Apples'.
Last year (2011), my husband and I visited the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens - on the outskirts of Cape Town. We were attending an art exhibition held by the South African Society of Artists (SASA). What an inspiring day...the artwork by the members were simply beautiful. Later that day we strolled through the gardens, appreciating it's beauty. I did not have a camera at hand at the time and decided to take pictures with my camera phone. And this painting is the result.