I studied and spent most of my working life as a physiotherapist but I always loved doing art My weekly classes" coloured " my life, facilitating creativity in all realms . Recent years have seen me live a two location lifestyle in Johannesburg ,South Africa and London. Growing up in Africa influenced my appreciation of colour and light so I tend to use saturated colours
I love to paint figures that I see out and about and mostly paint from my own photographs.
My concurrent fascination is drawing and painting from a doodle that I have done since I was a child- it's a reticulated pattern that has its unique rhythm and expression a sort of emotional language - sometimes it remains as a pattern and other times figures and representation emerges.
I have attended summer school at the Slade School of Fine Arts; several workshops at the Royal Drawing school and the Hampstead School of Art . In South Africa my teachers have included Mike Wall, Ricky Burnett, Hermann Niebuhr, Greg Kerr and Tracey Wittelson.
My painting Shadow Crossing ( pictured) has been short listed for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022 and at the time if writing is about to be submitted for the final round of selection.