Formally trained as a graphic designer and illustrator (ND in Graphic Design obtained at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town / 2003), I spent 6 years gaining experience within the art departments of various publishing houses, marketing and advertising agencies within South Africa and in the UK, my last full time employment being with Men's Health Magazine SA, before launching a full time freelance career in 2009.
With fine art being my first love, I enjoy the opportunity to participate in local art exhibitions from time to time, and I take on painting and illustration commissions. I have been included in exhibitions further afield, with the AGOG Gallery in Johannesburg and in Singapore with poet Julieta Timane, both in 2016. My work is predominantly inspired by the outdoors and wildlife, and I strive to capture the expressive, atmospheric and often deeply emotional and personal elements of the subject matter that inspires me.
I frequently collaborate with people and organisations representing a variety of industries including digital marketing agencies, hotels and guest houses, health coaches, finance and investment companies, poets, chefs, jewellery designers, tour guides and operators, musicians, life coaches, writers, business consultants, photographers and animal welfare organisations. I'm always on the lookout for new opportunities to collaborate with entrepreneurs and businesses I resonate with.
I currently live on a farm on the magnificent Breede River in the Western Cape with my beloved 11 year old golden retriever, Max. When not at my desk or my easel, I can usually be found somewhere in the surrounding farmlands or mountains on horse back. I have an active profile on the international freelance platform Upwork, and you'll be able to find more of my work and some of my day to day escapades and inspiration on Instagram and facebook.
February 2016: Singapore / collaborative exhibition with poet Julieta Timane
August 2016: Bright Day Creative Studio / Woodstock
September 2016: First Thursdays @ The Village Idiot / Cape Town
September 2016: AGOG Gallery Group exhibition "REVERIE" / Johannesburg
October 2016: First Thursdays @ Leap on Loop / Cape Town
October 2016: Familiar Faces: An Exhibition of Portraits
@ Montagu Museum / Montagu
November 2016: First Thursdays @ Leap on Loop / Cape Town
December 2016: First Thursdays @ Leap on Loop / Cape Town
April - June 2017: "WINGS" group exhibition @ Ibis Gallery / Montagu
Ongoing monthly exhibitions from April 2017 - September 2017: Goldsmith's Gallery / Cape Town