An Accidental Triptych

A Phoenix, Some Crocs and the Djinn I was experimenting with a few of my original paintings and put these three together - I think they look rather spiff altogether as a triptych, what do you think? (click on picture to take you to my gallery): Other articles you may enjoy: The Art of Pastel... Continue Reading →

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Zebra Art with a Gold Zing!

I've been experimenting in the studio with my favourite colour a t the moment — gold. I can't stop myself from adding highlights, splashes and just general copious amounts of gold to my paintings. I have finished 2 little zebra paintings with these gold overtones and just love how they've come out. I can't seem... Continue Reading →

The Art of Pastel Poppies — Come See the Photo Process

It's been a while since I did an art blog and it's been an even longer while since I did one of my pastel poppy drawings (it's actually been years! I've been mostly painting in acrylic these days). I missed using pastels so I decided to do a BIG poppy artwork and photograph the process... Continue Reading →

Eco Bricks Just Might Help Save the Planet and YOU Can Start Yours Today!

A small way to help with any community or town’s recycling challenges is a fantastic new thing (I’ve recently discovered via my facebook feed) called ECO BRICKS.

Save the Date! My Solo Exhibition ’42’ is Happening This October!

Come join me and the Magpie Collective for the launch of my exhibition '42'. It promises to be an evening of reflection, intrigue, deep thought and conversation. Welcome drinks and nibbles will be available and all art lovers are invited. The exhibition runs from the 6th October until the 9th November 2018.  

Finding Beauty in Chaos Art Workshop and Soul Retreat

It's my great pleasure to announce my first art workshop! The workshop will take place between the 27th July 2018 and 29th July 2018. The event is going to be held at Ruth62 Guesthouse, Barrydale (see photo's below). Details of the course: This is an exclusive 3 day art and soul retreat for those of... Continue Reading →

Proudly Flaunting the Indigenous Protea!

As many of you may know, I'm South African. And, what you may also know is, our national flower is the beautiful Protea. I've been dabbling in painting (see painting on your right) these magnificent flowers and decided to start the new year off with a Designer Protea Product Line (below) — I hope you like... Continue Reading →

Quirky New Designs: Putting Pets to Good Use

Fur and Feathers My hubby and I recently adopted a new kitty, Tilly. She had 24 hours before she was going to be put down (yikes!). We never looked back. She's adorable, playful and just a breath of fresh (albeit energetic) air. She looks like she could be our other cats (Purdy) sister as they... Continue Reading →

Panspermia and Art: An Interesting Combination

‘Panspermia’ is made up of two Greek words — ‘pan’ (meaning ‘all’) and ‘spermia’ (meaning ‘seed’). Panspermia is a hypothesis that suggests that life exists throughout the universe and can be distributed via comets, meteorites, asteroids, etc. It is a theory that even Stephen Hawking subscribed to in a presentation about space in 2009, and... Continue Reading →

Templeton Universe Officially Releases Album Art

Our (TU) latest album, 'Between Lies', has a cover! The official global release is set at the end of April 2017 but YOU get to hear it first when you CLICK HERE. The cover art has been taken from the beginning stages of my painting, 'Guiding Light' (see further on in article). Here is the... Continue Reading →

If You Love Trees, You Simply Can’t Miss Out on This New Painting!

I literally downed my brushes yesterday! This is my latest creation called, 'Celebration (Tree of Life Series)' and is an Acrylic and Mixed Media on Boxed Canvas. The size is 75cm x 75cm x 4cm (nice and big!!!). If you're interested in purchasing the original — it is available at SaatchiOnline (CLICK HERE) or as... Continue Reading →

Make Money Creating Beautiful Recycled Goodies Today!

Garbage for Energy! I want to start this article off by giving Sweden a big pat on the back for being huge trend setters when it comes to effective recycled waste management. You can read more about their initiatives here: Sweden Is Recycling So Much Trash, It’s Running Out Turning Trash into Treasure I'm a big... Continue Reading →

Rocking Art Exhibition and Musical Show Photo’s (You Won’t Believe Who Turned Up!)

Goodbye 2016! We Rocked You Out... Last year (2016) was — numerologically (gawd...that was a tongue twister! Does that word even exist? It does now) speaking — a year of cyclical endings (2+0+1+6=9 and 9 is a number of completion). So, it was befitting that my Rocking Art Series was to finally be exhibited in... Continue Reading →

David Bowie: Painting no. 9 of My ‘Rock(ing) Art’ Series — When Synchronicity Reveals Ludicrous Revelations

The Long and Winding Road First off — I am pleased to announce that my Rock(ing) Art Series is about to come to full fruition as I am almost done with painting no. 10 (Queen)! I have already booked the exhibition space at the Karoo Art Hotel for 23rd December 2016 (5pm 'til late). We're... Continue Reading →

Tchaikovsky: Messages from the Masters (Video and Free Color Therapy Download incl.)

For those of you who have been following my recent 'drawing to the classics' videos, this latest one is quite unusual. For those who haven't, you can recap on the previous blogs here: New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included) What Do Debussy and Mercury Have in Common? The... Continue Reading →

Viva Vivaldi! Connecting Us to Intelligent Design Through Music (incl. Art Process Video)

Exploring Music and Tapping Into Meaning In my previous video blogs I explored a haunting tune from Bach (view HERE) and the enticing sounds of Debussy (view HERE) through drawing to their music and seeing what emerges onto my whiteboard (including the feelings that arose). Today, I immersed myself in the blooming, fresh sounds of Antonio Lucio... Continue Reading →

What Do Debussy and Quicksilver Have in Common? The Answer May Surprise You!

Turning Music into Art and Feeling To recap on the last video blog (New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included)) CLICK HERE. This week I tuned into another one of my all-time favourite composers, Claude Debussy. The feelings that came up after listening to Debussy were: Whimsy, Magic, Playfulness, Fluidity... Continue Reading →

New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" — Albert Einstein Channeling Music into Emotive Art Before I launch into my Bach revelation, I want to give you a little bit of background about where I'm coming from: I embarked on an auditory and visual journey in... Continue Reading →

News Alert: Rock Music Art Originals Available to Purchase Exclusively Through Saatchi for the First Time!

I started the Rock Art Series back in July of 2012. I thought it'd take me no longer than a year to complete. How wrong I was! I am still busy with the 10 paintings I set out to create. You can read the WHOLE enticing, dramatic and emotionally provocative story HERE. I was going... Continue Reading →

Get Me OUT Of Purgatory! The Emotions Behind the Nirvana Painting, ‘Cold Burn’

Birth, Death and Everything In Between I went all out this year for my 40th Birthday and decided to throw a 40 Rock party! Everyone came dressed as one of their favourite music icons from the past 40 years. I chose Kurt Cobain (yip, that's me above on the left — the beard was drawn... Continue Reading →

Cold Burn to Nirvana? Rock Art Painting No.8 is Something Different (Photo’s Included)

  It's been a while since I finished the latest edition to my rock art series (if you don't know what this is, please take a look at this tantalizing, musical artscape journey so far by clicking HERE: pictures, blogs, line up — the whole toot!). Why has it taken me so long to reveal?... Continue Reading →

Misery Tamed With Mercy Meets My Massive Canvas (Photo’s Included)

I've been itching to get to work on a BIG scale. So, I bought this really large canvas and got painting! It's a concept that has been brewing in the recesses of my mind for quite some time. I wanted to mingle masculine and feminine energies together in one epic piece de resistance. I wanted to truly... Continue Reading →

The Most Insanely Creative Gifts You Can Give Anyone! And Saves on Therapy Bills Too…

There is a wave of creative stress relief hitting the globe in the form of colour therapy — have you caught the surf yet? I've got 2 of these colour therapy drawings to give YOU now, download them for free HERE (Watery Wonder World) and HERE (Fairy Garden). So what's this insane gift idea? I'm trying to take creativity... Continue Reading →

What Artistic Genius Are You Going to Give This Colour Therapy Picture?

It's been a while since I last posted some colour therapy art, therefore I thought today's blog should be all about fun, creativity and de-stressing! I found this drawing I did back in 2002 and decided it would be a good picture to colour in. So, readers — young and old — feel free to print this out and... Continue Reading →

The Resurrection of Muse — Rock Art Painting no. 7 Photographs

If you don't already know about this series of paintings to the best musicians ever — please check out the other works of art and how I subliminally came about them HERE. So far I've covered (with lashings of paint and canvas) Radiohead, The Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Skunk Anansie and Templeton. I've just... Continue Reading →

See My Art That Made It Onto TV!

Fresh, Fun and Funky with a bit of Ferrero Rocher! I've been dabbling with a new style.  I'm still using my gold spiral patterned backgrounds but the subject matter has changed slightly. Although I'm still (and will probably never give up) painting my poppies onto these backgrounds, I'm experimenting with contemporary form.  It's given me... Continue Reading →

Expressing Dis-Ease Through Painting and Poetry

Forest Scenes From the Studio I'm SO getting back into painting my tree figures at the moment and it's about time too! After the guided meditation I went through at the beginning of last year (2014), that showed me a myriad of these images and profoundly nudged me in that artistic direction, I'm actually taking the full-on... Continue Reading →

New Photographs of Painting ‘Iceland Poppy Mix’ and Art on Duvet Covers!

Back in the Studio It feels great to finally be settled enough in my new home to be able to dedicate time to painting again. "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls" — Pablo Picasso Spring is well underway here in South Africa and the flowers, especially poppies,... Continue Reading →

Help Me to Pick the Cream of the Crop

  Some of you may have already seen my 'VegeTate' Gallery filled with fresh and fruity produce jokes on tees. For those of you who haven't, below is a just taste of what's in there.  However, I need your help... Decisions, Decisions! I'm going to be selecting a few from the ones below (my personal favourites)... Continue Reading →

Photo’s: Painting the Extraordinary Life

New Ideas, New Life The first week of my move into the country in July 2014, I had this epiphany of a smorgasbord painting of delight! The image was so bright, vivid and clear in my mind's eye that I pondered it for weeks. I finally jotted down a rough sketch and waited for my opportunity... Continue Reading →

Out-of-the-Box Arty Outdoor DIY

Country Bumpkins Make Good See photo journal at the end of blog! Well, we're 2 months into our 'country move' and loving it.  We (Mike and myself) started running out of our renovation fund within about 2 weeks of our move — which was, to say the least, unsettling. We had to come up with cost-effective solutions... Continue Reading →

Reusable Art for a Dollar!

Yup, you read right.  In an initiative to keep my site alive (and to raise $120 for my annual site fee) I have come up with an offer you can't miss out on! What You ALWAYS Need Everyone needs greeting cards — how many birthdays, celebrations and occasions do you have coming up?  I bet... Continue Reading →

How to Paint a Quick and Easy Stain-Glass Effect

Doors Are First Impressions! Have you ever pondered how one of the first things you see about a person's home is their front door?  I have and that's why I decided to undertake painting the glass window of our front door (photo's are at the end of this blog). Not only does it add some fabulous... Continue Reading →

How to Paint Rhino’s and Evoke Protective Spells

A Harsh Reality The plight of the rhino becoming an endangered species is a fierce and emotive topic. I was disgusted when one night, as my husband and I were enjoying the peaceful tranquility of the Lalibela Game Reserve in East London, we were told that our guide was called out on an emergency rhino... Continue Reading →

Creating an ‘African’ Statement for the City that Never Sleeps!

Synchronicity, Fashion and Travel I was approached earlier this week by travel expert, Kendra Thornton — who has been featured on shows like Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus — she is planning a trip to New York with some of her friends and invited me to put together a potential outfit idea for her. Kendra shares regular tips... Continue Reading →

Astonishing Ways to Make Your Home Look Like a Luxury Retreat

Boring Is as Boring Does — Are You Showing Yourself Up? (Photo's at the end of blog) Have you ever walked into someone else's home only to feel that something is amiss?  They have a nice house, perhaps even nice furniture, but something is definitely lacking — you look around you and all you see... Continue Reading →

The Tree of Life — Can You Relate?

At the beginning of 2014 I blogged about an experience I had in a guided meditation.  I saw a picture that I felt I needed to paint. Well, finally, I have got it out onto canvas.  If you want to read about the deeper message behind this art — please take 2 minutes to read... Continue Reading →

Rock Art Painting no. 6 — Templeton: The Photographic Process and Grand Reveal!

Last week I gave a sneak peek of this painting (you can read it HERE) — I'm now going to take you through the pictorial stages that led up to the finished piece. So, enough chit-chat — let's dive into it! 🙂 Well, there you have it! Afloat in a Torrent Without a Paddle The... Continue Reading →

A Sneak Pictorial Peek at Painting no. 6 in the Rock Art Series

The Collection that Stood the Test of Time After many moons, I have picked up paint brush and spray can and started painting no. 6 of my Rock Art Series (there are going to be 10 painting all told). If you want to recap on the grand adventure of subliminal painting to my favourite musicians... Continue Reading →

7 Tips on How to Market Your Art From Behind Your Desk

Here's the million dollar question: How do I get people to notice/buy my work?  This article can pretty much pertain to every trade out there, however, I will be focusing mostly on art and visual products. Do you have something you want the world to see and take note of?  How do you get yourself... Continue Reading →

Valentines Day Digital Art — See How It’s Done in Under 3 Minutes! You Won’t Believe How Easy It Is…

Happy Valentines Day!  In keeping with the theme of love, hearts and beautiful friendships — I wanted to share this video with you. Come take a peak at the start-to-finish process of some of my digital doodles in this short clip — go grab yourself a cup of tea and park yourself in a comfy place: Why not... Continue Reading →

De-Stress with Free Colour Therapy for You and Your Family

Feeling a Little Uptight Lately? I sure have been!  That's why I started doodling again (sounds rather dubious, doesn't it?). I used to draw fantasy pictures when I was younger (in my teens) to relieve anxiety or tension and it really worked.  I found myself reverting back to it again this week and it really... Continue Reading →

My Paintings that made it into the Hoyoko Wildlife Foundation Art Exhibition

All in Aid of a Good Cause In a last minute rush — and with a lot of thanks to the amazing Rupasha Rampersad, for making this all happen, and the awesome staff at Nad's Art Gallery — I am happy to announce that 7 of my paintings will be on exhibition (opening tonight, 30th... Continue Reading →

The Bald-Faced Truth About Self-Portraits — Photographs and All!

"What deflates your self-image gets inflated with the brush." I had an idea for a painting — something that combined my love of painting swirly whirly gold backgrounds and the cosmos.  I wanted to show the macrocosm being reflected in the microcosm. I needed to paint a person because I wanted that famous nebulae, 'The... Continue Reading →

Are You Seeing Red?

Lustful, Passionate and Scorching Believe it or not, colour has a huge impact on our lives. It can greatly affect our emotions and gives us a chance to express ourselves whether we're aware of it or not.  So, my aim in these 'colour' related articles is to open your eyes to this wonderful world of hue... Continue Reading →

3 Sound Reasons to Dispel the Myth that You Can’t Afford Art

When one hears the terms 'galleries', 'art collectors' or 'investment art', one immediately thinks of big bucks and inaccessibility but thanks to the ingenuity of certain online sites and galleries, you are most likely in the position to buy original art right now! Here's why: Bid or Buy (a trustworthy and reputable online auction/shopping site... Continue Reading →

‘Dangerous Love’ — Skunk Anansie Rock Art Painting No. 5

You can recap on the whole Rock Art Series HERE — a page dedicated to the process of bringing this musical art collection to life. Bloody Hell! Whoa.  This painting was a difficult one to physically manifest.  Just when I thought that the Pink Floyd Rock Art painting had done my nerves in, this one... Continue Reading →

The 12 Hour Saatchi Art Competition Challenge — Start to Finish

Your Untypical Typical Artist  I'm usually quite organized, not like the stereotypical 'last-minute' kind of artiste. However, on the 16th April 2013, I had a hunch to go and 'check' the due date for a competition I wanted to enter.  I thought it was due on the 30th April but to my surprise, it was... Continue Reading →

‘The Sound of Art’ Video Series Debut — Interviews, Live Music and a Special Guest from Paris (7 mins)

Mission Impossible Or should I say, mission I'm possible (as the daughter of my friend just discovered!).  I see you reading the title and asking yourself, 'all this in under 7 minutes?'. You'd better believe it! After much blood, sweat and tears over the past 2 weeks — the final cut is ready!  And all... Continue Reading →

Painting Pink Floyd — Soldiering Through the Minefield of Emotion

Avoidance and Pain "Sometimes our garbage makes the best fertilizer." I just want to express from the get go that this has been one of the most difficult paintings for me to bring into manifestation.  I started off this journey with hopeful optimism which soon turned into pain, anguish and avoidance.  I literally avoided my... Continue Reading →

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