Chapter One

Chapter One My thought process when creating my painting

The events in my life are some of my biggest inspirations for my art works. I love sharing my emotions, stories, and journey with my audience through my paintings.

Lock down Redecorating – 10 Kick Ass Ideas

Ideas to decorate with art

Now is the time to beautify your home and love it more than ever before. The current Corona lockdown means that most of us are spending a crazy amount of time at home, some of us are so privileged to go on with our work but many people have a lot of leisure time on […]

Time to rewrite your reality…

Time to rewrite your reality

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that: This quote by Baltasar Gracian is so true.  I want to share a few of my recent time paintings with you.     “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that […]

Be more creative as an artist

Creativity workshop

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising and gave to it neither the power nor time.”  Quote by Mary Oliver  Be more creative: I often get the question of how I get to my ideas and also about […]

Kobus Kotze at KKNK

I am so proud of my dad, at age 80, Kobus is the festival artist together with Anny Maddock, a well-known artist from Western Cape. You will find Kobus behind his easel at my brother’s exhibition, the Kotze Art Gallery from Bloemfontein, at KKNK in Oudtshoorn until the 27th of March. Kobus is a renowned […]

An extended vacation after a great exhibition: my update

We had fun and a lot of hard work in between! Can you believe that we transformed the empty space below in this magic “gallery” above in a few very busy hours!! I want to rewind a bit, as I want to cover my working holiday trip, as this post is not just about an […]

The 1-2-3 of Creativity in my art

My mind tumbling around, like me here!!

  Blur the line between work and play: You can click on this link to listen to the same music I am listening to while I am writing this blog post, music always helps to get me into my zone while writing, while creating, however, I prefer less relaxed music: Music for writing About my mind and […]

The Bumble Bee and the Mannequin – interconnection of everything

Painted Mannequin

                         An unexpected treasure found! Not “found” actually, but given to me, thank you Belinda and Adriaan!                             What a treasure… Mannequins, especially the really old ones, a little bruised and cracked, are […]