Born in Durban in 1986, I started creating art as a very young child in my mother’s studio on the farm I grew up on in rural Mount Edgecombe in the late eighties, resulting in a lifelong passion for art. I was awarded the matric art prize at Durban Girls’ College in 2003 for practical art and went on to study media and communications, philosophy, English and creative writing to fulfil a love for the broader arts and culture. During that time I took part in group exhibitions at the KZNSA, continuing to paint after I finished school.
Moving to Cape Town in 2008 to work as the editor for an arts and culture magazine, I went on to specialise in digital media and publishing alongside curating art exhibitions, all the while producing my own art in the mediums of painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, digital art and ceramics, while attending art classes, painting workshops and live figure drawing at Ruth Prowse, Bright Studio and A Star. In Cape Town I have taken part in group exhibitions including At Home at the Zeitz MOCAA in 2021 and ANON. in 2019 and 2020. I now paint between my home art studio in Kommetjie and a shared art studio in Kalk Bay with other artists.
I particularly enjoy expressionism and have recently started exploring surrealism and magical realism, in an ever-present ode to the interplay between my two muses: colour and light. My work also deals with psychology and emotion, personal myth and self-reflection, with subject matter often deriving from journaling followed by digital collage and culminating in poetry – with the artwork ultimately reflecting a personal process that is both cathartic and autobiographical.
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