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 →

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 →

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 →

What Nature Can Teach Us About Art

Getting Bored With Painting/Drawing Your Average Flower? A few years ago I decided to mix and match the medium of chalk pastel with acrylic liner on Coloured Canson Paper.  The result I got was rather pleasing and led me to do a whole collection of floral themed artworks with a distinct difference. So What's The... Continue Reading →

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