I’ve been an artist for over 25 years, and work from my home studio in beautiful Southwest Kerry, Ireland. I’ve also been teaching art online internationally since 2020.
I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa, where I taught and exhibited regularly and was featured in SA Artist Magazine. I moved to Ireland in 2021 and set up a teaching studio, showroom and gallery at my home in the countryside. I also illustrate children's picture books for published authors from around the world.
My art is created both digitally and in traditional media, and I love working in a large variety of styles and materials. I work predominantly in coloured pencil, ink, watercolour, graphite, pastel and oil paint. Students in my art classes benefit from the fact that I’m not bound to any particular style or medium, so I’m able to draw out every individual’s talent and personality in their art. This versatility allows me to help my students choose the best medium for the styles and subjects they want to create, and help them apply it in a way that works best.
I’m inspired by nature, and my own art is whimsical with a fresh view on the glorious interplay of the characteristics of animals and the natural world.