A Trio of White Geraniums on French Ultramarine Velvet Blue

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 25cm x 50cm
  • Artwork ~ Commission ~ Sold ~ Still Life ~
  • A classy lover of the blue colour wanted some white flowers to match her living area. Hanging there now you see a new vibrancy on her walls even though the blue seems icy. The sharpness of this blue opens up a window of her imagination about “spring over the deep sea”.
  • R 2500

Three Posies in Vases

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  • Chalk and oil on canvas
  • 45cm x 61cm
  • Artwork ~ Commission ~ Sold ~ Still Life ~
  • Emotionally driven to touch the paint or the reality of the painting, a client asked for flowers that seemed to be “jumping out of the canvas”. So I created these vases, first with a green chalk, and then painted in oil over it to gain this transparency and the glass thickness of the vases. With the use of a knife and special adjuvant in the paint, the flowers took shape with their petals standing out for her to touch and dream of her future flower garden.
  • R 4600

A Donkey Cart In South Africa

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 50cm x 78cm
  • Artwork ~ Commission ~ People ~ Sold ~ South Africa ~
  • This commission was requested by a lady who lived in rough circumstances in Namibia and held a great admiration for donkeys all her life. The details that were required to complete this painting were that the painting must portray joyful colours and be somehow textured enough for one to be able touch its roughness, which I did in the leaves of the trees.
  • R 6800

Mediterranean Red Geranium

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 40cm x 40cm
  • Artwork ~ Commission ~ France ~ Sold ~ Still Life ~
  • This one was done for the love of my mom, a plant lover.
  • R 3500

Colette’s Blue Geranium

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 40cm x 40cm
  • Artwork ~ Commission ~ France ~ Sold ~ Still Life ~
  • While visiting my family in France, I was given all the necessary tools to paint some flowers in the mood of the house. There was born what I call the Blue Geranium now decorating a wall next to Arcachon in France.
  • R 3500

Quiet Sea of Hermanus Bay

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 38cm x 76cm
  • Artwork ~ Commission ~ Landscape ~ Sold ~ South Africa ~
  • A lady Nurse living inland and dreaming to settle at the sea asked for a simple representation of the sea to remind her of her “bucket list” of wishes
  • R 2000

Enchanting Summer Plums

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 46cm x 30cm
  • Artwork ~ Available ~ Still Life ~
  • Full of goodness though not so sought after, these plums on this table arrangement tempted my brushes and voila!
  • R 3000

Joy Added

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 51cm x 76cm
  • Artwork ~ Available ~ Still Life ~
  • Once I finished the vase and the bottles, I used the palette knife to give texture and vibrancy to this bouquet of flowers. And it was a joyous explosion of light on the canvas!
  • R 8800

The 4 Seasons of the Sea

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 75cm x 120cm
  • Artwork ~ Available ~ Nature ~
  • When I was a kid we had this project to paint four states of water on small cardboard, only to rediscover them some forty-five years later. I reproduced them together in oil on one canvas. A tranquil subject for a bathroom.
  • R 1200

Pink Feathers on a Rock

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 36cm x 76cm
  • Artwork ~ Available ~ Nature ~ South Africa ~
  • At the tip of Africa, the late sun-rays can be red or sometimes really pink, so I present it here on the pearly feathers of these seagulls waiting for their last catch.
  • R 4000

Seagull Discussion in Hermanus

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 35cm x 46cm
  • Artwork ~ Nature ~ Sold ~ South Africa ~
  • On a miserable day, feeling too lonely, I went to the furthest point of Hermanus. A few minutes passed and a cloud of seagulls arrived. Some, seeing no movement, went and perched on poles and had quite a discussion up there as my painting took shape.
  • R 2500

Bags of Coloured Cement in Morocco

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 55cm x 80cm
  • Artwork ~ Morocco ~ Sold ~ Still Life ~
  • You thought it was spices? Not this time! While the rest of the world tends to paint their houses grey, in Morocco they bring life in colour over their houses. Can you pass by without taking a photo? I decided to record it on film and then paint its opened bellies.
  • R 8400

Birds on a Red Line

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 76cm x 60cm
  • Artwork ~ Available ~ France ~ Nature ~
  • In a French harbour, among many big boats was this little fishing boat with a group of birds relaxing on it. This is my interpretation of the moment: us being like these birds, on a red line, thinking about our future
  • R 11000

A Girl under a Yellow Window

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 50cm x 40cm
  • Artwork ~ Available ~ Morocco ~ People ~
  • The intricate and delicate sculptured window contrasts with the simplicity of the design and the colours. This is Moroccan art! “Pour le Plaisir des yeux!”
  • R 2000

A Red Flower in a Blue Street

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 90cm x 60cm
  • Artwork ~ Landscape ~ Morocco ~ Sold ~
  • In one of the narrow streets of Chaouenne, I discovered that you can have all sorts of entrances: tall, small, blue or varnished, rich or less attractive. But what’s fascinating is that not one line is parallel! And some walls are built over ruins and all are covered with this blue cerulean paint, the street as well as the walls.
  • R 12000

A Door in Chaouenne

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 61cm x 76cm
  • Artwork ~ Available ~ Landscape ~ Morocco ~
  • Terracotta pots outside a closed door? Who dares? In a small village one respects his neighbor. And what is under this carpet? In case you wonder . . . a bicycle to let the carpet breathe some fresh air.
  • R 6500

Pink Pots in Chaouenne

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  • Oil with mixed medium
  • 42cm x 59cm
  • Artwork ~ Available ~ Morocco ~ Still Life ~
  • This one was inspired by the Blue Pots in Chaouenne; where the old centre is entirely cerulean blue, I discovered this tiny little passage which is entirely pink!
  • R 3200

Blue Pots in Chaouenne

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  • Oil with mixed medium
  • 42cm x 59cm
  • Artwork ~ Morocco ~ Sold ~ Still Life ~
  • If you don’t count the white as a colour, here I used only 2 colours (two blues and some yellow). The blue on blue, though not contrasting, speaks much about the owner’s love for her plants!
  • R 3200

Around The Corner in Morocco

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  • Oil with mixed medium
  • 91cm x 60cm
  • Artwork ~ Morocco ~ People ~ Sold ~
  • Is this man really that tall? Here is the contrasting effect of the man of normal size but facing a typical servant door at the back of the house, pressed against two high linear walls. Will this man use the door, or will he turn around the corner?
  • R 12000

The Kitten and The Old Scribe

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  • Oil on canvas
  • 77cm x 89cm
  • Artwork ~ Commission ~ People ~ Sold ~
  • A friend of mine wanted this portrait of an old man, not knowing what else to have on the painting. While researching her brief, this version came up. I wanted the old manhood and the loneliness to be apparent. Once the painting started taking shape the idea came to me to add a companion, a contrasting figure, on his arm . . . a little kitten.
  • R 25000