Introducing fellow artists and Daydreamers;-)

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Artist Nadine Hansen and myself

I would like to introduce fellow artist and friend Nadine Hansen.

I met Nadine in 2016 when she invited me as a fellow inhabitant of Stilbaai in the Western Cape, to exhibit at her pop up exhibition, which she hosted during December 2016.

Since then we kept in contact and on invitation from the Hessequa Art Route, we launched our exhibition “Inherited Dysfunction” during the Hessequa Harmonie festival September 2021.

So I am honoured to work with her again this year and have her work in my studio for this exhibition “Dagdromer’.  Here is a quote that inspired Nadine to take part in this exhibition. To view more of her work please click on the link to the online catalogue below.

“I am often daydreaming, and it’s because I’ve always liked the idea of there being something more than the normal world”.Samantha Shanon

“Daydream, imagine, and reflect. It’s the source of infinite creativity”. Deepak Chopra

Next up is Nicole Hein:

Me and Nicole in my studio last year

I had the privilege of meeting Nicole (Nicky as we call her) last year at the first Hessequa Art Route meeting in Riversdale, WC. Since then I have enjoyed being in her company having stimulating conversations about art, life and the world as we know it. 

I am looking forward to many more hours in conversation with this beautiful creative and talented soul, and am happy to present her prints at my studio. You may view her work in the catalogue link below.

Last but not least, I would like to introduce you to Marelise Visser:

Marelise Visser and myself

I met Marelise Visser round-about 2008 after the birth of my son,  at a group meeting called La Leche (aka desperate breast-feeding club). 

After that we bumped into each other in intervals and when I moved to Stilbaai back in 2013 we met again outside a pre-school. Marelise is the owner of Bay Beauty Salon in Stilbaai and has upon a couple of occasions done my nails for exhibitions. 

Marelise took up the paintbrush back in 2016 for the first time, and since then there is no stopping her exploration and  creativity with watercolour and oil paintings .

Please click on the catalogue in the link below to view the works done by Marelise for this exhibition.

If you have any questions please feel free to comment or email xxx

Let’s talk business – Inktober

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“An art career, after all, is a marathon, not a sprint.” – Grayson Perry

I present to you:

A Family business

TITLE: Prinses Rupert
MEDIUM AND YEAR: Ink, pastel, board, vintage photograph 2021
DIMENSIONS: 63 x 47 cm (framed with glass)

Let me tell you a story about an imaginary Family Business (see English version at the end)

Prinses Rubert en haar twee buite-egtelike kinders: Sus en Daan,

Sus en Daan

…het ‘n familie besigheid begin, genaamd: “It’s only me”, want hulle is ‘n vrolike familie.

12 Business men and women

Stoffel was ontevrede omdat hy nie aangestel is in ‘n bestuurs-posisie nie.  Female soul met ‘n big mouth het hom probeer waarsku want Josef en Maria is kop in een mus.

“Impossible?” Laughed the ogre, en gaan sit langs Lucy in the sky – Just add diamonds.

Oom John gee raad, maar n wyse man se: “Beware of your uncle” want ‘n timmerman bou aan ‘n kis. Ons maak gereed vir die niks.

Die einde


Princess Rubert and her two illegitimate children: Sus and Daan, started a family business called "It's only me" because they are a happy family. 
Stoffel was dissatisfied because he was not appointed to a management position. Female soul with a big mouth tried to warn him because Joseph and Mary are head in one hat.
"Impossible?" Laughed the ogre, and sat down next to Lucy in the sky - Just add diamonds.
Uncle John gives advice, but a wise man says: "Beware of your uncle" because the carpenter is building a coffin. We get ready for nothing.
The end

I hope to do a live stream via Instagram from my studio sometime in October. I will keep you posted on the day and time. Until we speak again, I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead.

Family drama

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There is a little family drama happening here in my studio. I kid you not!

studio view

“Hy is met die helm gebore” predicted that the fan-damnily will turn up at my studio

“Hy is met die helm gebore” 2019 Vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber 50 x 30 cm RESERVED

Al is dit nog streng gesproke “lockdown”, het die hele spul besluit hulle wil partytjie, want ek verjaar volgende maand.

But before I get carried away, let me introduce you tot the rest of the family:

Meet Scarlett Lakenkoors, (ek wil liewers nie weet waarom sy koorsig is nie 😉

“Scarlett Lakenkoors” 2019 Paper, pastel, ink and collage (framed) 54 x 35 cm SOLD

I would also like you to meet Trophy Wife. She used to be married to Uncle Archie Choked.

“Trophy Wife” and “Archie Choked” 2019 Paper, pastel, ink and collage (framed) 54 x 35 cm (SOLD)

Maar ken jy vir Tant Mossie?

Tant Mossie SOLD

Sy woon gewoonlik in die FAK Sangbundel area,

Tant Mossie is currently going through an identity crisis!

“Identity Crisis” 2019 Cotton thread, polyester fiber filling and rubber

In elke familie is daar gewoonlik n Oogappel…

Die oogappel 2019 Pastel, ink, collage and paper 44.5 x 28.5 cm SOLD

Her brother is the boy who thinks he is a dog

The boy thinks he is a dog 2019 Pastel, ink, collage and paper 41.5 x 29.5 cm

and their father is the one with “meer blaf as byt”:

Meer blaf as byt 2019 Pastel, ink, paper and collage 44.5 x 28.5 cm

Antie Social always have this fake smile on her face

Antie Social 2019 Pastel, ink, collage and paper 41.5 x 29.5 cm

Especially when she comes in contact with the horned lady

She will do no harm (Horned Lady) 2019 Pastel, ink, collage and paper, 44.5 x 28.5 cm

And now let me introduce you to all the couples. First up: The Visionaries

The visionaries 2019 Paper, pastel, ink and collage 41.5 x 29.5 cm SOLD

The Visionaries don’t want to mix with the “lousy couple’ at any party, can you guess why?

Lousy couple 2019 Pastel, ink, paper and collage 44.5 x 29.5 cm

Next up, meet the siamese twins: Twee gesiggies!

Twee gesiggies Fabric, thread, fiber filling, found object and rubber 39 x 20 x 8 cm

Twee gesiggies are or is (?) the offspring of the Lovebirds

Lovebirds 2019 vintage photo, thread and rubber 45 x 31 cm SOLD

So there you have it. You can only imagine why there is drama in this family, and why “I burn better in the dark”!

I burn better in the dark 60 x 45 cm cotton thread, batting and rubber (wood frame) 2017

All these works are available directly from my studio, unless otherwise specified. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

I will love you and leave you with this beautiful song by Courntey Love from her album Nobody’s daughter, which inspired the work: “I burn better in the dark” Enjoy!

Please join me for a walk in the park…

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Sowaar as padda manel dra met fOMO

Please take a walk with me by following the link below, which will take you to my ‘drive’-(thru) where you will meet different and interesting characters who likes to celebrate life.

In the link you will find individual images of available works as well as a PDF file containing a short note, and the list of works. There are short videos of the “park” space in my studio).  What is interesting is that by putting everything into the drive, I can update the list of works sold, and I can add a document with Q&A if there will be any and I can add videos by request. So please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions, suggestions or critique.

The thinker with an educational toy