When I was a little girl of six I had a friend at school who drew beautifully. I loved her mermaids the most and so I copied her. I practiced and practiced them. I have drawn/doodled mermaids all throughout my life. Maybe this is where my passion was sparked?
I was never interested in school work although I made it through with a huff and puff. The pages of my exercise books were always filled with drawings much to my teachers’ dismay.
I took Art in Matric. I loved it. I did drawing as my main subject. I always got top marks for my projects.
I was in and out of different jobs. None of them creative. These were dark times. But I grew up, discovered my spirituality and the strength to become an artist.
I found Ricky's art classes and gradually rediscovered my passion. My first few weeks were very difficult. I struggled to paint a fruit bowl. It was my first experience painting with oils. I have now discovered my own style and a deeper understanding of the painting process. I find much satisfaction in this. At a point Ricky saw something in me and has helped me develop as an abstract contemporary artist. He has shared much knowledge with me about painting.
I resigned from my job to paint full-time and pursue my career as an artist.
Everard Read Gallery hung three of my works. As a first ever showing this is a great achievement.
I continue to paint.