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I am a watercolour artist inspired by my beautiful surroundings amidst the green hills of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands.

Long walks taken through the countryside spark inspiration for my iridescent, imperfect botanical and floral artworks, through each passing season.

My love for watercolour is formed by the idea that the paint takes form in a whimsical, imperfect and meaningful way, such that something of the essence of our lovely flora of the Midlands shines through.

My artwork has been exhibited around the country and featured as design work on textiles and ceramics sold by interior decorators and clothing brands.

I truly enjoy being commissioned to paint for special occasions, spaces and textiles. I am also passionate about sharing the simple joy of watercolours during private or group painting workshops, in a very relaxed style, whilst encouraging the reflective and meditative process which painting with watercolour brings.

Light is therefore colour

- J M W Turner
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Encouragement & love to all those working hard today... at life, at being a parent, at work, at things which matter.
  • For a little preview of our exhibition please have a peep at the link in bio. 
Otherwise see you Friday night at the opening!!!
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@reidgallery 
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  • Nothing as nice as a stroll beside a river with a cup of lemony tea & a friend who is more like family! .
'A friendship is certainly the finest balm...' (I know how you love Jane Austen @stinehill ;) May you enjoy the best time of rest with your precious family x
  • From where I sit... storms all this week, rain + hail, the Midlands never does weather in half measures...
  • Excited for the opening of this exhibition at Reid Gallery next Friday evening + the coming together of some wonderful South African artists who have touched on the beauty which South Africa, and in particular Kwazulu-Natal, has to offer, through their unique artwork. .
@reidgallery 
@yard41 
@contemporarykzn_monochrome
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#contemporaryart
#exhibition 
#southafricanart 
#southafricanartwork
#loves_southafrica 
#kznmidlands 
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  • I walked briskly into the misty rain, I missed a walk yesterday with bolts of lightning striking meters away from us, we watched the rain pelt from the stoep of friends, G&Ts in hand. Chats of the future and some of our creative ventures, the future of South Africa, of our kids (who were playing Risk for one of their first times - we've just introduced them to one of the most competitive games in the world, sherbert) and much needed rain, made for a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. .

But this evening I needed to walk. Keeping my hoodie firmly over my hair I headed off. I passed three touch rugby games - one of my favourite things at the school (we live at a boys boarding school in the countryside) - the boys in their most relaxed state - like 30 boys involved in a game, varying ages, darting around a rugby field, free styling rugby (well that's what it looks like)... (is it maybe more fun to play in the rain?)
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Inspired by their carefree style I walked faster, let my hoodie down and didn't keep a look out for puddles and mud as much! I walked down past the dam - heavy mist - just one happy duck confidently making his way across the dam (I wished I had a camera) really not much else I could see. People drove past and asked if I was mad... I even looked up into the rain to wave at a few (I'm told I don't always see people on my walks, in my own world!) I came home with hair soaked and very muddy running shoes. But I felt alive and rejuevenated. .

I hope I'll remember my walk this evening as I go about my days... there is some mud, there are days when my hair is wet and hasn't been blow-dried (actually many of those) and life feels awful, but that's life - it means we're here for now - look up, breathe, smile, get stuck in, watch someone else having fun and be happy for them, venture out... it's all part of the vibe!
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