Especially the qualities of adaptability, cleverness and transformation in crows that I can associate with on a personal level.
Crows are Enigmatic and owned a mythical status across all cultures and is often seen as messengers.
I was in Stellenbosch for a few days and decided to arrange a “painting-date” with my artist friend, Glendine. We had such a great time and we documented our process to share it with you.
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.
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 […]
It is so that artists have shown through the hands the feelings they wished to represent. My Hands, Artist Hands
Thank you for my hands: We take our hands for granted, our hands do so much more than we realize. I felt gratitude come over me… gratitude for my hands and everything they do. By means of my hands, I have the privilege to convey my ideas. My hands put into practice, the ideas which […]
Displace: A new series: I have been playing around with options in my mind for a new body of work. I need a specific series to work towards as I am very scatter-minded and get distracted easily. Also, it gives me focus and helps me to be more dedicated. Over the years a theme of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]