• Windmills of the Karoo

    Windmills of the Karoo

    When windmills propel gently through the breezes in lazy rotations, or spin frenetically facing into the strong winds that sweep across the karoo plains, I am often mesmerized by them. They knit together the vast expanses of earth and sky, in perfect stately harmony. Like elegant sentinels, windmills tower over the vast expanses of veld […]

  • The Every-Day-In-May Challenge, 2015

    The Every-Day-In-May Challenge, 2015

    The discipline of sketching a new picture every day re-ignited my love of painting. This EDM was much more enjoyable than I ever thought it would be.

  • Silvermere Meercats.

    Silvermere Meercats.

    Our little family of meercats that live nearby, were seen recently on an old ash-heap. These two paintings were inspired by them.

  • An Old Illustrated Map

    An Old Illustrated Map

    An old illustrated map of South Africa has been resurrected. Prints are now available !

  • Blue Cranes

    Blue Cranes

    A pair of Blue Cranes have settled on Silvermere, and inspired this trio of studies. There are 2 sketches and one full watercolour landscape with a flock of cranes.

  • Hogsback Holiday

    Hogsback Holiday

    In April we visited the delightful forested jewel that is Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. It was a real feast for the senses, and these two forest scenes were particularly inspiring.

  • The Amazing Bar-Tailed Godwit

    The Amazing Bar-Tailed Godwit

    The epic journey of the extraordinary Bar-tailed Godwit is celebrated in this little series of 3 paintings.

  • The Spotted Dikkop

    The Spotted Dikkop

    A pair of wide-eyed Spotted Dikkops live near by, and their plaintive call can be heard at night quite often.

  • Our favourite Swallows

    Our favourite Swallows

    A little study of our Red Cap swallows that come and nest under the verandah roof every summer.

  • An Assortment of Requests

    An Assortment of Requests

    Four recent commissions, – a real assortment !

  • Ngunis among Acacia Karroo

    Ngunis among Acacia Karroo

    The striking white thorns on the Acacia Karroo are a striking contrast to the patterns on the Nguni Cattle. This series explores that relationship.

  • Farewell to the Fields of Fieldmoor

    Farewell to the Fields of Fieldmoor

    We are sad to see our good friends, Kenny & Margie leave Knapdaar, so I took the opportunity to paint this farm composite as a farewell gift.