About The Artist

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Born in Windhoek, Namibia in 1970, where the environment, nature, people and culture made strong impressions on me. I spend most my time in Otjiwarongo, Walvisbaai and my grandparents had a farm in the Kalahari. At present, I live on top of Piketberg Mountain (Piket-Bo-berg) on a beautiful farm. I’ve done sketching and painting from young age and have always been interested in all forms of art, and especially in painting. I’ve had no formal art training and was merely exposed to craft and needlework in Namibia.

I’ve done different artistic careers that developed me to where I’m at at the moment. Everything from dressmaking and designing to interior decorating, signage, design and murals. Since 1998, I moved to painting full-time, in which I find my biggest challenges and inspiration.

My inspirations are changing all the time and I see myself as an eternal student of the arts. I see myself an art scientist who experiments; an art psychologist who analyses myself and the outer world; an art preacher that express my experiences and an art politician that speaks about what’s happening in my environment.

"A picture paints eternity; it transcends reason and speaks to the heart – without a word. It tells the story of a time and a place and of people – of their ways and their feelings; and of my way and my feelings; my life. It says everything on a single page. It fills me with wonder, because it taps directly into the original source of existence, directly into creation."

Artist CV

Born 10 May 1970 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Selected Exhibitions:

2013:

  • Solo at Aardklop, Potchefstroom
  • Solo at Casa Labia cultural Centre, Muizenberg
  • Local colour at the Art Business Piketberg
  • Solo Portals at Assicoation of Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town, March 2013

    2012:

  • Fundraiser exhibition for Highschool Piketberg’s recorder Ensamble.
  • Snoek en patat Festival at Goedverwacht exhibition
  • 2 man show with Clare Menck and Anthea Delmotte at Liebrecht Gallery, Somerset West covering the music of Debussy
  • Rust and Vrede Group exhibition
  • Images from the platteland at AntheA Delmotte Gallery with John Kramer, Clare Menck, Merle de Jager, Annelie Venter and Anthea Delmotte

    2011:

  • Completed business management workshops with economic development
  • Completed Mentorship programme
  • Various exhibitions in the gallery
  • The big picture project – a community project that provided a safe haven with positive entertainment for disadvantaged children during the summer holidays.
    The workshop also aimed at teaching painting skills and creates awareness about nature conservation. This process created a 2.7 x 4.7m artwork that is being used for fundraising for same objectives
  • Generic yesterday, today and tomorrow at International Congress.

    2010:

  • Local organizing committee of Bergrivier Municipality for International Biodiversity Congress. Organizing Local promotion- visual art and a day for delegates at Verlorenvlei with scientists and environmental specialists.
  • Klein Karoo Art Festival (KKNK) clasique, Mooi Gallery, Oudtshoorn
  • Organizing of Piketberg art weekend, October 2010
  • Portraying the beauty of Verlorenvlei, Group exhibition at Anthea Delmotte Gallery, October 2010
  • Trilogy at Wessel Snyman Creative, a three-man show with Christiaan Conradie, Jesse de Freitas and Anthea Delmotte, July 2010
  • Paint from the heart at Anthea Delmotte gallery, July 2010
  • Historical buildings of Piketberg, Group exhibition at Anthea Delmotte gallery, May 2010
  • Opening of Anthea Delmotte Gallery, February 2010

    2009:

  • Solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery, September 2009
  • Carol Lee Fine Art, March 2009
  • Solo at Liebrecht gallery, Somerset West alongside concert with James Grace

    2008:

  • Solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery
  • Encounter, Group exhibition with Carol lee at Upstairs@Bamboo, Johannesburg
  • Solo Fundraiser /art auction at Iziko Museum for Marisa Smit
  • Group exhibition at the Ateljee, Piketberg
  • Solo Fundraiser / art auction at Iziko Museum
  • Group exhibition with Stellenbosch Art Association
  • Picturing Piketberg, Group exhibition Bellville Art Association
  • Expression, Group exhibition with Carol Lee at Upstairs@Bamboo, Johannesburg

    2007:

  • Group exhibition, at Chez Girard, through Artspace, Johannesburg
  • Group exhibition on slavery, through Investment Art, Cape Town
  • Group exhibition, New Signatures, Sasol, Johannesburg
  • Solo exhibition at Valentine sunset concerto by The Ha! Man, Piket-bo-berg
  • Group exhibition at Lindie van Niekerk Art Gallery, Durbanville
  • Oppitafel, Group exhibition at Artspace, Johannesburg
  • Group exhibition with Sasol, Johannesburg

    2006:

  • Group exhibition, fundraiser competition, Citrusdal
  • Group exhibition, through Artspace in Johannesburg at new Wakkerstroom establishment
  • Women, Group exhibition, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
  • Group exhibition, Tina Skukan gallery, Pretoria
  • Creation, Group exhibition, The Lounge Gallery, Seidelberg Wine Estate
  • Group exhibition, annual spring exhibition at Steenboksfontein, Lamberts Bay
  • Group exhibition, Redelinghuys Centenary Exhibition

    2005:

  • Group exhibition, Die Ateljee, Piketberg
  • 55 Teapots in Clarens, Group exhibition, Johan Smit Art Galery, Clarens
  • Artists from the Cape, Group exhibition, Carol Lee Fine Art, with Sandra Hanekom, Johan Louw, Judy Woodburn, Kenneth Sinclair, Martin Stiller, Jan du Toit, Sarah Ballam, Kevin Collins, Anli Venter, Clare Menck.
  • Nine Artists, Group exhibition, Jean Weltz Gallery, with Sandra Hanekom, Mary-Rose Hendrikse, Kenneth Sinclair, Martin Stiller, Cobus van Bosch, Clare Menck.
  • Group exhibition, Rust en Vrede gallery, Durbanville
  • Absolute Secret, Group exhibition, The Association of Visual Art (AVA), Cape Town
  • Group exhibition, Sasol, Johannesburg
  • Solo exhibition, Piketberg Mountain Festival

    2004:

  • Group exhibition of miniatures at Rust en Vrede gallery, Durbanville
  • Solo exhibition, Piketberg.
  • Group exhibition, Piketberg Mountain Festival

    2003:

  • Group exhibition, Brugge, the Netherlands.
  • Group exhibition, Abele-Watou, Belgium – self-portrait show with internationally Recognized artists Katche, Neuenschwander, Gadenne Palmer and Sverlov.
  • 2001: Solo exhibition, Our Radishes, Sint-Annna-ter-Muiden (Sluis), the Netherlands.
  • 1998: Group exhibition, Winsor & Newton Millennium Competion, Sandton City Civic Hall

    Competitions:

  • 2007: Work selected for Sasol New Signatures exhibition in association with Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • 2006: Second prize in fundraising art competition in Citrusdal, judged by artist F. Groenewald
  • 1998: Two works selected for exhibition in Winsor & Newton Millennium competition, Sandton City Civic Hall