I am a landscape artist. I am drawn to places that take my breath away. Not always the grandest panoramas or the highest peaks, but the configuration of forms, shapes, colours, detail and movement that compel me to paint. I am inspired by places that feed my dreams, that awaken memories, and remind me that I was born in Africa.

My work tells of a journey that has brought me to a contemporary place where landscape is not a vista, but a powerful interpretation of a personal view. It is an incredible language. It is infinite, always teaching me new things about myself and my relationship with the world. It stimulates in me an awareness of the sacredness found in the moment and in the place.


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