Ball Boy
Ball Boy

I could go all sentimental and simper, “where do the children play?”, but we all know where they play: at home on  their iphones! The composition is simple, but it took a while to get the right texture for the concrete.

Releasing Butterflies in the San Francisco National Cemetary
Releasing Butterflies in the San Francisco National Cemetary

This painting marks the end of the three paintings, which are dedicated to the victims of world war one. A very difficult theme, but also interesting to research. Two girls stand in the famous military graveyard of the San Francisco National Cemetary and release cages of Brimstrome butterflies. This symbolises a release  pf physical and psycological suffering. The Brimstone butterfly was mentioned in the book Im Westen Nichts Neues (All’s Quiet on the western front) by Erich Remarque. I chose the San Francisco graveyard because of the almost painterly qualities of the white stones.

Imaginary Room, Imaginary View
Imaginary Room, Imaginary View

Thought it would be nice to begin painting things, which I’ve always liked or wanted, but can’t have. Started with this one – a comfy room overlooking the Atlantic ocean with red Candelabra Aloes in the foreground. I love Sugar birds – they’re very chatty.

Falling Blue Cubes With Sunbather
Falling Blue Cubes With Sunbather

This was one of my first paintings completed in Luxembourg. I enjoyed combining the natural forms with cubes, which fragment the sky and bring interest to the painting. This kind of canvas size is difficult to work with, as it tends to divide easily (sky/land) and one lands up with a dull picture.

Hide And Seek Sunset
Hide And Seek Sunset

This one was a bit fiddly and took a while to play with the colours, which seems to be an ongoing thing with this piece. Was always thinking of doing a gum tree series, as they are a prominent and frequent feature of the South African landscape.

Sun Clown
Sun Clown

A recently re-worked fasching (carneval) clown – he represents an amalgamation of pleasant memories of the parade for Rosentag (Rose day?) in Düsseldorf, but I placed him in Berlin with the Charlottenburg gate behind him.

Midnight Cats
Midnight Cats

These will be on exhibition soon at Galerie walfer, 05 route de Diekirch, Walferdange, Luxembourg from 23 May to 01 June 2014.

Let’s Make Music!
Let’s Make Music!
Moonlight Sonata
Moonlight Sonata
Greensleeves
Greensleeves