Fishes in my Art

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

Fishes make their appearances on my canvasses and other objects often, mostly uninvited but not unwelcome at all, as I love their symbolism.
For me, they symbolize so much, but, above all, adaptability and transformation.

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 […]

My Bunny Paintings

Up for “adoption”:                                          “Flutter-Bunny”  76x92cm R10500  And if you thought this little bunny is small… think again… My Bunny paintings  Although I did a lot of bunny paintings over the years, for some reason, I […]

Winds of change

When the time of your life is right your migration will begin

My paintings hatch… bit by bit, starting as a little vague idea in my head, sometimes I walk with the possibility of an image for days, weeks, even months before it gets to a point of breaking through, even then, I usually do not know precisely where the image will end up once I put […]

I owe everything to these two people

Joe, Kobus and Mariaan Kotze

    Kobus & Joe Kotze           An Ode to my lovely parents: Today I want to put aside some time to show my appreciation to my wonderful parents and to tell where I come from.    It’s because of my parents that I am able to figure out this crazy, not so easy […]

Grateful

Grateful

Can we still say it’s a new year? January is running out and the holidays are already just a vague memory. I moved into a new studio, and have light and space and chirping birds around me after a long while of occupying uncomfortable workspaces.  I decided that this year will be the year of being […]

My daughters featuring in my art

A bit of fun with my three daughters

Music – blogging, and my daughters:  I sit with a glass of  Kleine Zalze Merlot  – listening to beautiful music, unwinding after a rather productive day behind my easel. (Or is it “in front of” – I never know!)   I have three beautiful daughters and they feature in my paintings often. They are such […]

Symbolism in my paintings

Emotional travel

                                        I’m strong I’m brave:     In this composition, depicting a woman with rabbit ears. The rabbit symbolizes the fertility, sentiment, and vulnerability of females, thus the quote “Handmade with love…” In contrast to this […]