concept of art is that it should be unhindered
expressions of the soul, allowing the viewer
to explore and identify without prompting.
a very early age, living in Scotland and England
and later in South Africa, I have felt
the need to explore form, either abstract
or eclectic and interpret what I feel, more than
what I see, on canvas.
Commissions from Game Lodges allowed me to explore
the forms of African fauna and flora, with emphasis
on the Big Five; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo
and the rhino. Despite the work being extremely
satisfying, I felt myself drawn back to allowing
my art to flow,
unhindered by the restraints of form.
art stems from a need to explore my inner self
and to translate my emotions, thoughts and experiences
into visual abstracts, not mimicking nature,
structure or architecture. It is the emotion
behind a sight or a sound which lives on in our
This is my groundswell, my inspiration.