What is your favourite film of all time?
Each decade has it's own film:
the 80s The Outsiders;
90s Jesus of Motreal;
00s Little Miss Sunshine;
and 2010 District 9
What music are you currently listening to and why?
Bon Ivor because its easy listening and beautiful. When I am in the studio I listen to Fine Music radio, it is relaxing , undemanding has very little advertising. The long pieces help sustain a train of thought and it is also a way to keep in touch with what is going on culturally.
Which living artists do you most admire and why?
Paul Edmunds, his work is clever and original.
Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Brett Whitely because of his loose style and innovative use of materials.
Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Harry Wichat at the Smelik Stokking Galleries in Amsterdam. I loved his loose brush stroke and use of colour - it could also have been the hash chocolate.
What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
Its too early to say.
What/ who inspired you to be an artist?
My Father, when I asked what I should do after leaving school he suggested I do what makes me happy.
Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any, the significance of this location is
I have a studio in Woodstock , an industrial part of Cape Town. I feel a sense of productivity in the air. I also find the people that live and work here colourful with a laziness to every move they make, the weathered and graffitied buildings are also an ever changing inspiration.
What do you like most about being an artist?
To have an outlet for my creative energy.
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Selling my work.
What are your plans for the coming year?
To paricipate in a group exhibition , A Slice of Life, at the Liebrecht Gallery