Nature in its diversity, with all its subtle nuances of lines, shapes, colours and textures, captivates the essence of what I love. All these things inspire me to paint. I find that landscapes and still-life with flowers are the themes that attract me most. I always try to capture the beauty of the surroundings that are familiar to me or that remind me of something pleasant that I have experienced in the past.
Since moving to the Cape, I have found that the timelessness of the landscapes and seascapes, with their changing seasons creating different moods - the clouds, mist, and strong lines created by the vineyards - fascinating. I like to portray a strong sense of spiritual connection to the set pace of changing seasons, and in one’s life. I try to capture a feeling or a mood or emotion or experience, in order to give it a deeper meaning and not just to produce a pretty picture. By revealing something of myself, making myself vulnerable in a sense, portrays more than I am able to say in words. I feel that my work reflects this inner joy and beauty and a sense of hope that I find in nature.