I loved to doodle drawings at coffee shops all day long and became a semi- professional people-watcher.
It was only really in 2013 when I combined the idea of doodling in a familiar outline of something that the penny dropped.
I started drawing outlines of animals and filling them with stories and patterns.
2.In 2016 I collaborated with @home and they chose to sell a limited number prints of my animal series across the country in their flag -ship stores.This gave me huge exposure and certainly allowed for bigger things to follow.
I also teamed up with WWF for their 50 anniversary last year in cape town and we auctioned off my shark drawing “how much is enough” for ocean conservation ,which was truly an exhilarating experience ,but also close to my heart as Im passionate about our wildlife and even more so about protecting whats left of it.
My latest works are small stories of a big picture how we take what we need from the environment without little thought of the true cost.
3.William Kentridge has to be right up there as I find his work unique and brilliant and what he has done for the south African art scene is inspiring.
5.It’s a tricky industry made even more confusing with the help of ‘2 minute noodle’ art on social media
Don’t fall into the trap of producing works for likes and lollipops.
Find out what makes you really feel something and paint that picture.
I would rather be less known and have my own signature than to be creating works that can be mistaken for someone else .
Put in the hours and maybe be ok with working a few extra jobs.
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