|"Umbrellas in the rain"|
Questions put to the artist...
- Information about the style of work you create?
|"Standing in the cold rain"|
- What materials do you use?
Acrylic paints with thin brushes on canvas
I like to finish with a mixed layer of matt & gloss varnish to bring out the colours and protect the painting.
- Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere and anywhere. Sometimes it is what someone says...
- What are your intentions for the work?
Coming to terms with who I am I suppose - there is this saying that life is finding out who you really are and then learning how to cope with that person.
|"Shopping early evening in the rain"|
There are also inherent aspects to visual self-expression that evoke emotions and a sense of creative agency and searching in ourselves
|"Umbrellas in the Rain - Dark"|
- Which other artists or movements influence your work?
No artist in particular, like everyone else I have had a mix of experiencing truly wonderful and truly miserable entities crossing my path - myself included.
I am currently busy with my Master's Degree in Philosophy and it is this discipline and search for answers to my existence which drew me to art initially.
|"Rainy late afternoon out"|
Art has shown through the ages to be the catalyst for many philosophical changes in society and a reflection of the actual state of mind of all of us. Kind of life happening to you while you are busy making your own plans.
|"Papawers in die veld"|
One can tell the conscientiousness of an age by studying the art of that time in human history - colours, texture, backgrounds all tell a story specific to history.