Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Progress on Alfredo

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The latest progess taken this morning

Friday, December 7, 2007

Latest progress on the big commission

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Exhibition at Chintsa

Chintsa River Golfing Estate, situated adjacent to the Chintsa river near East London, is proud to be the sole sponsor of an Art Exhibition to benefit African Angels, a non-profit-organization operating in the East Coast Resorts Area. The Exhibition will be held at the Golfing Estate’s old Swiss Villa Farmhouse in Chintsa between 10 December 2007 and 10 January 2008 inclusive. The Exhibition will include artworks across a variety of mediums, and contributions have been sought from some of South Africa’s finest and best known artists.

Exhibiting artists include Gary Frier,Aiden Wescott, Andrew Mogridge, Tanya Poole, Nigel Mullins, Claire McNulty, Jeff Rankin, Ian Hunter, Johan Badenhorst, Brettan Ann Moolman, Peter Midlane, Lisa Van Wyk Smith, Tracy-Leigh Lawson, Tamlyn Martin, Chanelle Wolf, James Durno, Natalie Payne, Sonia Wrethman and many more.,

African Angels is a not-for-profit organisation based in the Eastern Cape, who seek, receive and distribute sponsorship for the education of disadvantaged children (the Angels) identified as needy, and unlikely to receive a continuous and good quality education unless sponsorship is received. Further information can be found at http://www.sponsoranangel.org/

The Exhibition will be open daily between 11am and 5pm, 10 December and 10 January, excluding Christmas Day and New Years Day. Entry to the Exhibition is free. The cafe will be open between 12noon and 4pm daily. The workshop schedule is attached to this invitation.

The opening night of the Exhibition is on Wednesday 12 December at 6pm and we would be delighted if you could attend.

The Chintsa River Golfing Estate is located in Chintsa on the Schafli Road. Travel along the N2 towards Umtata and take the Brakfontein exit / turnoff. Turn right over the N2, and travel 1km. Take the Schafli Road turnoff on your left marked with Jikeleza Route signs. The Chintsa River Golfing Estate is approximately 15 km from this point, and is 2km past the Chintsa West turn off on your right. It will be well sign posted.

Monday, December 3, 2007

While looking for the origin of "When a spiders web join......I came across another proverb "It is trouble that makes a monkey eat hot peppers' and was inspired to start this painting on the weekend as well as

"Do not dispose of the monkey's tail before he is dead"
The commission continues attached are the latest pics.

Friday, November 23, 2007

7 hours later

Well the secrets out - this portrait was suppose to be a surprise gift to a collector from his wife - so I have'nt put it up to show the process-but since its all out in the open heres the first 5 hours work

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The exhibition will consist of a whole collection of artists work. There is no particular theme, in fact it will be quite an ecclectic collection of works, a kind of celebration of art.
Some of the artists are Mary Visser, Jenny Parsons, Karen Jay, Thelma Mort, Philippa Allen, Angela Briggs, Tamsyn Lancaster, Gabrielle Raaff, Judy Woodborne, Sarah Pratt

Friday, November 9, 2007

Hypocrisy complete

Hypocrisy is the vaseline of political intercourse. --- Pieter-Dirk Uys

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Lastest proverb in the series this one goes- "To the black horse the zebra said I am black and to the white horse I am white"

Friday, October 19, 2007


Scanned in this morning since I forgot my camera at work.Quite pleased with the outcome and I think I'll be doing a bigger version soon

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Work in progress

An oil painting version of an african proverb "When the web of a spider join they can trap a lion"- over the last few days.This is an early version.

Here's the latest

Monday, October 15, 2007

Boardroom Boredom

Recent sketches that I did of my colleagues while listening it and inane training presentation

Spiders nest and the head sandwich

Clothes peghead

Psycho-analysis of a Kaktuskop

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Artwork

Ratel gat landscape

One of the portraits I did of Amoray

The work and the results

Inside the studio

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Koekenaap there and back

The Legend himself!

Cape town crew - George Meyer ,Harriet,me and Igshaan Adams

Hard at work (wine tasting)

Ratel gat Heritage Day

Rain Dance

Namaqua choir on heritage day

Rocking and Rolling - Jannie is a lekker ding

warming up before she hits the stage

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sold when wet

This is an older work depicting African proverbs which I've translated recently into oil paintings this one is done in scraperboard 100 x 100mm

Most recent version 620 x 620mm and already to eager buyers!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Kam musikant

Vineto en Tant


Nat agter die ore!

Hi there my first post after much procrastination but maybe its been a good thing since after coming back from a workshop in Koekenaap in the Northern Cape I feel I have an exeptional experience to share.