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 before launching a full time freelance graphic design and illustration career in 2009.
With fine art being my first love, I've been participating in regular exhibitions in the Western Cape (where I'm from) since 2016. I have also 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 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 organizations. I take on fine art commissions and am presently open to further opportunities to collaborate with entrepreneurs and businesses I resonate with.
I currently live on a farm at the foot of the Langeberg mountains near the quaint little town of Montagu. I have an active profile on the international freelance platform Upwork, and you can 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 - current: Goldsmith's Gallery / Cape Town