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Born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province, South Africa. Studied graphic fine art at the Faculty of Art and Design, Port Elizabeth Technicon(1975-1978), under the South African artist and educator, Alexander Podlashuc (1930-2009).

In 1995, commissioned as a freelance book Illustrator for Heinemann Educational Publishers and in 2000 for Macmillan Educational Publishers. In 2008,I invited by the KV Art School, Goteborg University,Goteborg, Sweden, to present a linocut printmaking workshop.

Represented in private and public collections:
William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.
South African Breweries.
Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts (EPSAC).
Faculty of Art and Design, Port Elizabeth Technicon.


About my artwork

 

My linocuts mainly depict architectural aspects of Port Elizabeth, which has developed from a colonial, settler town to a modern metropolitan city. The work depicts aspects of the city’s historical past as well as the present.

I am inspired by the detail as well as the geometric and flowing lines of old and new architecture. My artwork is not only documentation of old and modern architecture, but also a record of places I have visited and admire.

My linocuts are hand printed on good quality hand-made Japanese paper, and prefer to produce work in small and limited editions to maintain exclusivity.

Exhibitions

1986-1991
Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Canada.


1987
Annual Exhibition, Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts (EPSAC), Port Elizabeth.


1991
Solo exhibition, Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts (EPSAC), Port Elizabeth.


2007
'Print Making', Eastern Province Society of arts and Crafts (EPSAC), Port Elizabeth.
'Open for All' exhibition, Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts (EPSAC), Port Elizabeth.


2008
Solo exhibition exhibition of linocuts and etchings held at the William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley. Northern Cape. South Africa.

'The South African Exhibition' Frolunda Kulturhus, Goteborg. Sweden.


2009
‘Who's Who and What's New', Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.


2010
Selected artists, William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley, Northern Cape. South Africa.



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