Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
Judy Woodborne because I have followed her work for a while and she and she continues to make work no matter the challenging circumstances.
Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
I liked the work of Judith Mason I saw an exhibition of hers in Stellenbosch and the dark world she brought to life with large paintings and regular still practice made an impact. The paintings were real to me. I remember woods and vistas over marshes.
If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
Deborah Poynton it would be an investment piece. I am a Capricorn rising which makes me conservative in buying. There are a few other up and coming artists that I want but I am going for a successful woman that reminds me of myself.
Pick three artists who you would be honored to exhibit with – and why
I would choose people in my age group as it is good to build a social group around your age. Elgin Rust as she is a clean worker and has been in the industry a while. Grace Cross as I like the immediacy of her painting. Jeanne Hoffman her work is more relaxed.
How did you get started? Did you always want to be an artist?
I have been working on my printing and drawing regularly. It is the relationship that has lasted the longest.
?What are some of the key themes you explore in your work?
The Garden, the space where things are natural. Going to nature taking photographs and then producing something.
What should people know about your art that they can’t tell from looking at it?
There is always a long road behind any artwork that is hard to see.
Tell us more about your creative process.
That is a very broad question and overlaps with lifestyle as well. I have a regular practice which I follow and continue. Some threads continue longer than other not because I work harder but I keep them up over time. I jog.
Do you believe an artist should use their platform to influence society? Why?
Maybe when they have work to do. What you can do and what you make space to do helps what you can say.
Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?
?My own. I don’t see work as separate they are a span of thought and then a relative best. The parameters need to be set before choosing the best.
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Drawing, it is original. A barometer of how your flow is.
What are your aspirations for the future?
Consistency in practice and a sustainable lifestyle. Medical aid is not going to go away.