I graduated after a three year Fine Art Diploma in Printmaking at Durban Art College, with Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture as further disciplines.
I then gained experience in the world of commerce as a textile designer, travelling extensively to Europe and the Far East for business and pleasure.
In 1991, after returning to Zimbabwe from a trip to the Far East, having explored Chinese brushstroke painting and Indonesian batik techniques, I became a full time fine artist.
My various experiences and travels have resulted in a love for ecosystems, wildernesses and nature, cultures, art history and tradition, textiles and beadwork, dance and the written word.
I believe everything is interconnected; animals, plants and people all entwined in the web of life. From the intricate social bonds of African wild dogs, to the people cultures of our wonderful world, I am artistically inspired by dynamic family relationships. In these difficult times, technology allows us to instantly communicate, sharing art, nature and culture.
Living in the South East Lowveld of Zimbabwe, my paintings are a reflection of the inspiration that I get from observing life in action, movement and colour. I believe that the abstract can only be realized after careful and loving study of the reality. Using acrylics and a tool inherited from my father, a palette knife, I try to capture immediacy, mood and emotion.