I was born in Windhoek, Namibia and spent my early life on a remote farm in the Kalahari Desert, a vast semi-arid sandy savanna in Southern Africa. A wonderful childhood playground – often losing myself for long periods of time drawing in the sand or finding nature’s treasures in the bushveld.
I was inspired by my grandmother who painted the sparse expanses of the Namibian dunes and my mother who still paints daily in Botswana. I inherited the love of nature from my mum who would show me its intricate patterns and colours. I have drawn and painted for as long as I can remember. I have a career background in Graphic Design. After overseas travel and settling in Devon, I began to revisit my art – initially commissioned portraits, still life and sketches, later landscapes which led to my current work.
Getting out with the family into nature and painting has proven to be a wonderful and rewarding way for me to pass on the creativity and love of the natural world to my own children.