An Exit
An Exit

This is the first drawing of a series inspired at first by the cover of the Led Zeppelin IV album and further inspired by survival tales of domestic abuse. This one is for mothers day and also for all women out there who haven´t found their way out yet.

Sempé’s Trees In Autumn
Sempé’s Trees In Autumn

Don’t know why people always choose to ask the question about what my influences are – a standard question, which I often choose to answer via a nice, long email.  Sometimes it comes like a flash during the night, sometimes it comes from staring at things for a long time, and almost always from going out walking.

Besides the influence of an aromatic glass of red wine in winter, inspiration for this drawing/watercolour came from a fantastic artist called Sempé – the illustrator for Goscinny’s le petit Nicolas. I love the way he created soft trees, soft light over ‘hard’ ink drawings. One of his best books is called Sempé in New York. He’s my hero – I adore his work.

 

Oude Kerk, Riebeek Kasteel In Spring
Oude Kerk, Riebeek Kasteel In Spring

A view of the Oude Kerk, Riebeek Kasteel. A fine old church, now used to house a museum. This artwork is on show at Moreson Manor, Riebeek Kasteel. Contact Natalie or Harold Becker 022 448 1379.

Aerial View Of Huts, Egrets And A Poplar Tree
Aerial View Of Huts, Egrets And A Poplar Tree

This is going to be part of a series devoted to aerial views and distorted perspective, beloved by comic book artists and photographers.

Duette With Locust
Duette With Locust

Living in South Africa means sharing one’s space with insects.

For a private viewing of this and other paintings, please contact: Natalie or Harold Becker, Moreson Manor, Riebeek Kasteel. www.moresonmanor.co.za (022) 448 1379