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I was born in South Africa in 1991. When I was six years old my family moved to Namibia. I graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a BA degree in Visual Art (Fine Art) in 2015. I have since lived, worked and travelled to various places and cities across Asia. I currently live in Vietnam with my husband and fur-baby, Sam, where I have established a yoga & meditation studio and art practice. My art practise is in large part an expression of and a response to my personal experience of life and being human. I am someone who feels everything very deeply and suffers from episodes of severe anxiety and emotional storms. In coming to terms with and accepting who & how I am, my yoga & art practices have become indispensable to my mental wellness. On difficult days these practices serve as anchors, allowing me to create space for and sit with that which is painful and uncomfortable. Seeing an imaginative and colourful artwork emerge, even when everything else seems dark, gives me hope.


"Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible."

~Thich Nhat Hahn, Zen Buddhist Master

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To me, painting and drawing has always been an intuitive, highly self-reflective and intimate act. By extracting imagery, colour and symbols from a well deep within myself, I paint in order to better understand the creative process, and in so doing better understand myself and the world through which I move. In attempting to visualise what I mean by this, I always end up coming back to the image of a long and winding path leading deeper and deeper into my mind and my experiences. Lining the path are ethereal and other-worldly apparitions, some who have always been there and some who were led there by the journey of life. And so, as I meander along the path, encountering each shadow, each presence, we enter into a dance-like conversation. It is this dialogue which eventually spills over onto the canvas or the empty sheet of paper. Working on a series of paintings, — because it always starts with a painting — fosters an intimate relationship between myself and these apparitions, where each brushstroke and each mark deepens the discussion. Until, eventually, the work takes on a life of its own and — should you listen closely — will begin to tell you all of its secrets and all of its needs and wants. Out of this collaboration inspiration springs forth and soon drawings, illustrations, photographs and artist’s books begin to populate the studio. This entire process is deliciously metaphorical, completely intoxicating and lies at the very basis of why I make art.

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