Don’t Be Afraid
Don’t Be Afraid

A circular painting inspired by South African beadwork, quotations by famous South Africans, insects and plant life. From below, the insects scuttle or fly into the centre of a magnified daisy, from outwards into the sky burst birds, balloons and seeds.

Sardine Run, South Africa
Sardine Run, South Africa

The Sardine run along the east coast of South Africa is where millions of sardines or pilchards collect to spawn and happens May through to July. The shoals of silvery fish can be up to 7 km long and can be viewed by satelite image very well. Large amounts of sardines collect in the bays and small fishing boats return,  men pulling the nets onto the sand. When the waves break, one can see the fish jumping in and out – an unforgettable sight, especially if greedy seals surf in and out gorging themselves.

This is also the first painting completed belonging to a body of work I’m calling the VENUS project. Basically, a small tribute to all people out there who suffer from genetic or allergic skin diseases/disorders such as vitiligo, eczema or psoriases. My venus is inspired by a professional ballet dancer, originally from Sierra Leone, called Michaela dePrince.

Exhibition Galerie Walfer 23 May to 01 June 2014
Exhibition Galerie Walfer 23 May to 01 June 2014

Example of art available at my first Luxembourg solo exhibition at the Galerie Walfer, 5 route de Diekirch Walferdange, Luxembourg.

A Ghost Story From Malta
A Ghost Story From Malta

An idealised view of the countryside. Maybe an internal yearning for a garden. Also inspired by an interesting Maltese ghost story involving a woman followed by a ghostly white goat at night.

Beekeeping
Beekeeping

The strange side show phenomenon of bee beards inspired this piece.

Cantre’r Gwaelod
Cantre’r Gwaelod

An imaginary view of the aftermath of the Welsh legend of the  lost kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod in Wales, the stumps of trees, which were revealed during the terrible storms along the British coastline this winter.  Not sure how one pronounces the name: cantering gaylord, can’t Gilod??? One of the examples of art inspired by interesting news.

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.

The Phoenix 2013
The Phoenix 2013

The Phoenix has been worked on and changed since I begun it in 2011. My mascot and a painting I talk to all the time. It watches hangs on the wall and watches over my shoulder at home in my little 1m² ‘studio’ between the TV and the balcony window.

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.