I'm an abstract artist from South Africa, living and working in Dubai.

My belief is that everyone has the ability to express themselves through creativity (yes, even you!), and it is my MISSION to guide you to believing it too.

I have always loved art. Looking closely at the brushstrokes and layers, then standing back to see how they merge to make up a whole piece, a window into some other place and time.

Before becoming a full-time artist, I was a professional singer and had a wonderfully exciting career for 13 years, getting to perform for audiences in Vietnam, South Korea, China, U.A.E. and finally Muscat, Oman where I met a handsome Scotsman in the crowd I was singing to.

We got married in Johannesburg, moved to Cape Town, then Khobar, Saudi Arabia, but are now living the expat life in Dubai, U.A.E. with our two cats, Trixie and Floyd.

 

I traded the mic and stilettos for a paintbrush and flip flops and have never been happier, finding inspiration of all kinds in our great world adventure together.

My paintings are experiments with colour, and the effect it has on us, psychologically and emotionally. They are also my play-things and I try not to think of the process too clinically and remember that it is supposed to be fun, and it is.

I am so humbled by the opportunity to follow my heart and do what I love, learning so much along the way, about everything from spirituality to social media.

This is my platform to share and document my journey, so, WELCOME to my little corner of the internet!

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