loved, however when I reached high school no art classes were taught.
I was very fortunate, for my father inspired me to do technical drawings of
vintage cars, which he did from the age of 12.
endless hours of drawing cars helped me tremendously to see perspective and
school I applied to study fashion design at the Cape Technicon. Art at school
level was compulsory, however they gave me a chance.
first six months were rather difficult as I had to learn everything my
classmates learned in 5 years.
different media was a challenge, however I fell in love with sketching.
After working in Cape Town, I married a farmer from my hometown
and continued my sketching,
subjects changing from nudes to Swellendam’s old houses.
also found myself drawn to oil painting.
studied with the artist Wendy Martell and took part in an exhibition at the
Hugo Naude Gallery in Worcester.
stopped painting for a couple of years, because my two children needed their
mother and my husband needed help on the farm.
break was not in vain, for when I started painting again I was emotionally
riper with more life-experience.
could immediately be detected in my work.