About The Artist
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."
Born 10 May 1970 in Windhoek, Namibia.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Group exhibition of miniatures at Rust en Vrede gallery, Durbanville
Solo exhibition, Piketberg.
Group exhibition, Piketberg Mountain Festival
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
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