Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More paper doll paintings for "Heart in the Garden" exhibition

I am taking part in a joint exhibition with a bunch of very talented artists this coming weekend.

These are 2 of the paintings I created for the exhibition. I love the gentle colours and playfull attitude they have.
Bunny Garden
Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Clever Little Monkey - give away

This month Clever Little Monkey is giving away a set of my vintage blocks. They are a South African online shop selling all kinds of kids stuff. Very cute site.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hello Kitty Collage paintings

Another fun project. I have always loved Hello Kitty and was looking for an opportunity to use her in some paintings.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Vintage Blocks at Articles and Frames - Brooklyn Mall Pretoria

Some photos of my Vintage Blocks at Articles and Frames. This is an amazing gallery and gift shop in Brooklyn Mall Pretoria.
My blocks and prints are displayed inside an old retro style kitchen cupboard.
I think they look quite at home there :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Invitation - Duncan Yard Exhibition

My four "Paper Doll" paintings sold before the opening. This means I can start making some more - great news!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Paper Doll Paintings

I made these 4 paintings for an exhibition at Duncan Yard Gallery. The exhibition opens this Friday at 18h00. It is a group exhibition with 20 artists and all artwork sells for R500 or less.
It was so much fun doing the "Vespa Girl" paintings that I stuck to the idea of working with pattern paper. This time I gave it a retro feeling with images from Burda Magazines dating back to 1970.





Monday, November 9, 2009

Elle Decoration - South Africa

I am so proud of my Vintage Blocks. They made it into the October 2009 issue of Elle Decoration - South Africa. Always knew they were destined for great things :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Unica 2009

My stand at the 2009 Unica Christmas market.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Unica Christmas Market

I have been a very bad blogger. I have been so busy making blocks for the 23 Unica Christmas Market that I have not been here in a very long time. The market starts this Friday. Hopefully then my life will be back to normal. I am also exhibiting in an upcoming painting exhibition that starts in 2 weeks time and have not done anything! Will have to get moving.

For those of you in Pretoria, please support the Christmas market, a share of the profits goes to the Unica School for autistic children. It is a wonderful place to do your christmas shopping.
A sample of some of the blocks.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vespa Alfa Girl paintings

These are the last of the commission paintings I did for a new restaurant in Johannesburg.






Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vintage Blocks

A while back I mentioned that I am working on toys for kids.
The one I started with are these Vintage Wooden Blocks.
I am having such a blast making them, it has become quite an obsession looking for the right paper and images to paste on the blocks.
I love the vintage look of the blocks. They are great as stacking toys for kids or just to display somewhere.

Friday, July 31, 2009

More Vespa & Alfa paintings

Some more paintings that were commissioned.
I am currently busy working on the next order of 5 more for the restaurant.





Cape Town Pictures

Some pics from our recent visit to Cape Town. Even though it is cold, wet and windy in winter it is still a stunning place. If you ever get the chance, visit our wonderfull country!!

Our view of Table Mountain every morning (the scene changes constantly sigh!)

Just outside the pretty town of Hout Bay. Even the wind couldn't keep us from the small harbour where you find the freshest fish and chips.

Along the amazing road leading all along the coast to Rooi Els.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More Vespa Girl paintings

These are the paintings I did for a resturant in Johannesburg. They were so happy with the overall look that they ordered 4 more.


Vespa Girl 7
Mixed Media 30x30cm

Vespa Girl 6
Mixed Media 30x30cm

Vespa Girl 5
Mixed Media 30x30cm

Vespa Girl 4
Mixed Media 40x60cm

We are leaving for Cape Town tomorrow for a weeks holiday. Even though it is winter and cold and rainy it is still the most beautiful and exciting city to visit.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Vespa Girl Paintings

Unbelievable how time can fly. Can't believe it has been more than 2 months since I posted some paintings. I have been busy with a new project - educational toys for kids! It has been such fun designing and creating these that I have been neglecting my painting.
Luckly the gallery where I exhibit regularly had a wonderfull theme for June - Italy. With these paintings I went back to my craft background and used colourfull paper, black and white photo copies as well as oil paint to create these cheerfull paintings. I has such a great time creating them! The best part is that they all sold in the first week of exhibition and I have commissions for 8 more! Will post these as soon as they are finished.

Alfa Female
Mixed media on boxed board (40x60cm)

Vespa Parking
Mixed media on boxed board (40x60cm)

Vespa Girl 1
Mixed media on boxed board (30x30cm)

Vespa Girl 2
Mixed media on boxed board (30x30cm)

Alfa Male
Mixed media on boxed board (60x60cm)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sodwana Bay and Tembe Elephant Park - South Africa

In South Africa we have our last school holidays, just before winter arrives, over the easter weekend. As usual we went to Sodwana Bay. I don't think I will ever tire of going there. The surroundings are just so beautifull.

This time we visited Tembe National Elephant Park on Easter Friday which is about 1hours drive from Sodwana. The park is situated on the border with Mozambique and has over 200 magnificent (and huge) elephants. There are also buffalo, lions, leopards and lots of antelope. A Magical Place!

The site we chose to have lunch. Isn't it just great to have lunch in such an unspoilt place?

One of the Tembe elephants. This one came VERY close. Everyone got a real fright with this huge elephant stroling up to our vehicle. In the end he just passed right next to us on his way to another water hole.

On Easter Sunday we drove south on the beach to a small bay for snorkling. The water is so clear you can just sit next to a rock and have your own private aquarium.

Just an idea of how huge the dunes are. They are covered with indiginous trees and shrubs and come right down to the beach.

And of course, the kids love the sea.