I find my subjects in all that is around me and everything that I am influenced by, be it landscape, physical figuration, or that which exists in my own thoughts. Therefore to create within the combination of two or more elements is natural to me.
AvV: Before I start a painting, I first identify my emotional state of mind. My first marks then become my road map,changing course as I move along through the creative passages my mind takes. I may start out with a particular colour, which, as the painting grows might disappear only to re-appear at some other place in the work, or even turn up in another work.
If I were to single out one particular artist, it would have to be Picasso. From my first interest in art and painting at a very early age, to his death in 1972,I was privileged to have been witness to the work of arguably the greatest artist of the 20th century.
5) ASA: ‘Walking Man’ at the Lovell Gallery ends on the weekend of the Cape Town Art Fair; will you be showing some of those works at the Fair or are there other works are you intending to show?