Year of Birth: 1968
Birthplace: Kwa-Natal, South Africa
Residence: Volterra, Italy and Adorp, The Netherlands
Secondary Education:
Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Drama & Music, 1983-1986
Higher Education:
University: Rhodes University, Grahamstown 1987-1990
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA)
Major Subjects: History of Art and Sculpture
Distinctions: Basic Art and Sculpture
Awards and Prizes:
1) 2 Rhodes University Bursaries
2) Eastern Province Society of Fine Art Eisteddfod, 1992. Awarded Floating Trophy for best work in the Figure Drawing category
Professional Career:
– Art tuition to private students, 1991 & 2016
– Lectured at Eastside Technical College, Johannesburg. Sculpture and Drawing, June – December 1994
– Operated own Picture Framing business, 1992-1997
– Study sabbatical at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, October – November 1999
– Painting full-time since 1997
– Painting lecturer at Kunstacademie Friesland, Leeuwarden. 2015 – present
– Participated in Dutch TV programme on portrait painting “Sterren op het Doek” with a portrait of the Dutch author Adriaan van Dis.
– 34 portraits between1997 and 2021
– Five paintings for Homeopathic Doctor Harry van der Zee’s book “Miasms in Labour”, 1999