"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous"
"Beauty lies in the simplest of things"
~ Winna Efendi
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better"
~ Albert Einstein
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
A lion rolls onto his back & yawns. A cheetah surveys the morning horizon. Alerted impala cock their ears & an elephant raises his trunk to the wind - these are the moments I wait for - this is why I paint. South Africa is my home & theirs. I share the soil beneath my feet with them. We are united by our love of the grass, trees, rivers & skies of this land & our need for freedom to safely roam within it.
My hand seems guided to draw attention to the gift we have in these creatures and to represent them. The shapes, textures & moods of nature provide an endless palette of inspiration. When asked which artist I am most influenced by, my answer is always "God - His work inspires me every day".