Born in South Africa. Raised in the foot-hills of Kwazulu Natal, a very rural and natural upbringing close to wildlife and local traditions, a world apart from the West. Moved abroad to UK in 1997.
Background in medical illustration has obviously had an influence and my work is mostly figurative / realism. Pen and ink illustrations as well as larger work in oils on canvas. Inspiration comes from everything, studying people especially. I appreciate the Pre Raphaelites, Bronzino and Tokato Yamamoto, with a contempory twist.
Attended art school in Durban. and went onto study fashion design. An oportunity arose to study medical illustration a year later. Continued to paint and draw with exhibitions and private commissions. ,…Read More