Coming Out of the Woods — ‘The Fall and The Return’ (My Latest Painting)

What's it About? This painting is from the perspective of the person coming out of the woods onto the path. It's a pause for observation or perhaps even hesitation. Who is coming out of the woods and where are they heading? Are they coming home? Are they entering a new phase of their journey? Are... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

What on Earth is a ‘Chaoskampf Demiurge’? You Seriously Need to Know This!

Catch up on last weeks Rock Art Series Painting no. 6 reveal HERE. Now you've seen the painting, how did I get to the title and what led me to paint the very odd scene depicting pond-scum, moon goddesses, a phoenix and a serpent — just to name a few?! Battling the Chaos Chaoskampf is... Continue Reading →

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