Born in the Orange Free State, I am based firmly with one foot in the Karoo and the other in Bloemfontein.
I received my BA Honours degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Free State in 1987, majoring in sculpture. Here I was greatly influenced by Ben Botma and Janine Allan-Spies whose work and modus operandi still have a major influence on my artmaking.
After graduating and until 2012, I worked in sculpture, using cement, clay and found materials. From 2012, my making processes were further influenced through attending various workshops, and at present I create mainly drawings and prints.
Workshops given by Emma Willemse, investigating the concept of haptic visuality, enlarged my thinking around my local environment. This led to an interest in exhibiting collaboratively with other artists in projects which explore issues specific to the Karoo. One example was the exhibition Berge, shown in Nieu-Bethesda during 2012 Fugard Festival; and another was my ongoing participation in Karoo52, an anti-fracking traveling exhibition organised and curated by Katie Barnard du Toit during 2013 and 2015, which travelled to art festivals around South Africa.
My current creative work continues to reflect my concerns for the Karoo.