Category Archives: Paintings & Sketches

A selection of my artworks, and the words that speak them

Ilizwe lam

Ilizwe Lam

  A painting drawing inspiration from the beautiful Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape (South Africa). The following poem, in Xhosa, appears along the clouds: Apha kule ndawo intle, Siyalibon’ ilanga xa liphuma ekuseni nalitshona ngokuhlwa. Siyawuva umoya awusukelayo amafu esibhakabhakeni. Abantu abahlal’ apha bayazazi, […]

Sketch

Soccer sketch

This is a sketch I did recently for a friend. It is intended to provide a juxtaposition between healthy and unhealthy foods, with in the context of a soccer stadium (it being 2010, after all).

Figure

Incwadi yolwazi (first sketch)

  I was asked (well, sort of asked, sort of volunteered) to do a drawing for this year’s Stellenbosch Student, as the editor is a friend of mine. Here’s my first pencil sketch draft. I’ve done it as a fineliner drawing for the Student, but […]

Umzi

Umzi

  As a gift to Dorette, I did this painting a few weeks back.  The canvas was an extra one I’d bought for my previous painting (the same size thus), but not used.  As I was on “holiday” at the time, I spent an entire […]

Moonrise

Moonrise

  I recently finished and delivered a painting done by request for a friend.  It was rather fun to play around with textures and feelings in the same painting.  It was also rather challenging to take the rather vague set of things she wanted in […]

linda small

Sketch

  I have been meaning to do more pencil sketches, as it is good practice at observing things properly.  The combination of finding some lovely photo’s while scanning old family albums, as well as having two friends use my room as an art studio for […]

That-Jazz

That Jazz

I’ve been busy with this for a while, an finally finished it last week so as te be able to submit it in the SRC’s Kuns en Foto Kompetisie, which is being exhibited at the US Art Gallery (Cnr Bird & Dorp) until the end […]

Welkom

Welkom

So it was a week late to be in February, but I painted this about three weeks ago (it took forever to dry, so I couldn’t photograph it earlier). It is inspired by a weekend visit in Welkom – we drove up to spend some […]

Nebula

Nebula

  The new year has started, and in keeping with what, for lack of a better word could be calles a New Year’s Resolution, I have made a good start on my intention to paint at least one painting per month. The first for the […]

Lost

Lost

I’ve recently completed a painting (oil on canvas). This was a very fulfilling experience, and the first proper painting I’ve done in years. I certainly plan to do more (will aim for one per month next year). The image is inspired by Coldplay’s amazing song […]