Living in Durban, the sunniest part of South Africa, I am privilaged to be surrounded by constant contrasts - in the people, the landscape, the colours! It is these elements that inspire me to wield the brush and I do so, sometimes with vigour and speed, other times in quiet serenity.
I continually strive to capture images that we have all seen at some time...that special moment in time. My figures are about attitude, character and movement. When I complete a figure painting, the character and I have become one, having spent many hours together, we know each other well.
Pablo Picasso sums up the way I paint flowers...
"If one knows exactly what one is going to do, what good is it to do it?
Because one knows it, is of no interest. It is better to do something else."
And so it is that I strive to paint the smell of flowers.
Whatever I choose to paint, the constant is there... CONTRAST...for this is the drama of life!