ABOUT

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

Long walks taken through the countryside spark 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 beautiful flora of the Midlands shines through.

My artwork has been exhibited around the country and featured as design work on textiles sold by leading 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 in painting workshops for small or large groups, in a very relaxed style.

Light is therefore colour

- J M W Turner
Lara-Waldburger
  • Most exquisite day! Rather peaceful here, with everyone at an away fixture πŸ‰ my favourite -when this tree turns ivory .
#michaelhouse
  • One more from the retail space at #district103notties - love the shelving!
#nottinghamroad #midlandsmeander
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(Have been told all scatters with my designs are now sold out at District103 at The Junction - will do a fresh collection soon, yay! Thanks to those who have bought! πŸ’š)
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#district103notties 
#nottinghamroad 
#kznmidlands 
#midlandsmeander 
#kwazulunatal
  • ' Life is not only happiness and games: it is pain, temptation & failure. 
And yet in all this it is beautiful if it is supported by love and possesses a hope that transcends the present moment. 
If we cannot show a picture of life in which even pain, hardship & death are meaningful and belong to a larger whole, then we cannot rehabilitate human existence. '
- Joseph Ratzinger
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Been thinking about these most profound words for weeks (a handwritten note in my handbag!) and also discussing and elaborating on their essence, within the lessons I teach; - with a deep sense of comfort, hope and joy.
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#hope #life #gratitude #supportedbylove #josephratzinger #watercolourpainting #magnolias #magnoliablossom #magnoliaflower #patterndesign #surfacepattern #printandpattern #kznmidlands #floralpainting #floralfriday
  • Autumn afternoon walks never disappoint - April & May must be my favourites; zero filter 🍁
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#kznmidlands #balgowan #earthtones
  • Incredibly gorgeous Friday morning here in Balgowan! Also, loving these frames by @therubyorchard. Happy Friday to you! 🍁
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#originalart #feather #monochrome #featherart #fridayfeather #watercolour #seekthesimplicity #friyay #beautifulautumn #naturewalks #kznmidlands #midlandsmeander #kwazulunatal

Custom Designs

I love to paint designs especially for textiles and ceramics. My work has been used by brands such as Free Range Interior and Clothing; Lime and Roses of Nottingham Road; Michele Fortune Interior Designers; Rayne Ceramics andΒ The A Store.

Artwork Commissions

It is always an honour to be commissioned to paint something unique and meaningful. Original paintings might then be scanned and edited, allowing colours to truly pop, and then printed to exact, specified size, for a contemporary feel, and to work in unique spaces or to celebrate meaningful occasions.

Workshops

I absolutely love encouraging others to express themselves creatively, particularly through the medium of watercolour. I enjoy leading a small group, in a relaxed environment and would love to host a watercolour workshop for your specific group of friends or colleagues.