Born in South Africa, I spent a long time in Canada working as a documentary film-maker. A few years ago I returned to university and did a BA Fine Arts at Byam Shaw (London University of the Arts).
I have been experimenting with digital photography and I now make works that are derived from photographs (that I take) but are manipulated to create a mood and a feeling. I like the fact that the images hover somewhere between painting and photography – they are very ‘painterly’ rather than photographic.
But, I also love paint. I started in watercolour but moved on to experiments with oil and encaustic - wax. I like the luminous surface of the wax, and the fact that you can build up wonderful layers. I find this an exciting medium and I work with images that mean a lot to me.
I am worried about climate change, and what is happening to the ice-caps. I have also started to explore the power of nature (and man) in images of nuclear explosions. I am fascinated by the sublime beauty of the images, together with a sense of horror.
Espacio Nomadic, Menier Gallery, London, 2011
The Foundry, London, 2009
The Foundry, London, 2008
Graduate Show, Byam Shaw, London, 2003
Various shows in Montreal