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Dance on the easy breeze

A weekend inspired by light and gold. Wandering back into the lands I love. A walkabout into wonder. Last night I thought about colour and why it has been so necessary for me to focus on my painting without it … Continue reading

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That is all

Journal entry 12 January 2017 I find that I am questioning my art, my vision. For I don’t think that I have either. I think that I am a painter who draws with brushes and that I paint symbols of … Continue reading

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We are the dreams we keep

In the dream…Perhaps because I have had my nose in a book.. I dreamt that I was walking through a book of leaves. Each page that turned, a corridor of new and undiscovered art leading to places wild and secret. … Continue reading

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Out of the Ashes

I used to dream of old houses. I have not had that particular dream since the fire. In a way, I wonder whether my old dream of the old house was not my subconscious preparing me for the event…? One … Continue reading

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Modjadji’s Gold

I am the ground untold I am the dreams I hold   The loves unlost The hour’s costs   I am the years of reign The treasure’s gain The sorrows fought The light I’ve sought   I am the fields … Continue reading

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Dreamweave

For the past few days, I have been consumed by a nameless restlessness that I have translated, perhaps incorrectly as a sadness. The kind that permeates all thought, an inexplicable ache from the core and from a depth unfathomable and … Continue reading

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Tempest at a bygone sea

When painting the Karoo, I like to muse upon the fact that it was once a sea. I have only explored a small part of this entrancing world. On canvas, I struggle to express all that it evokes or the … Continue reading

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Waiting for Music – The beginning of The Etudes

Last night, I heard the call of the sea… at around 3:45 am. With 3 hours before needing to get ready for my day-job, and despite the fact that I was all set to embark on getting the ‘Blue Karoo’ … Continue reading

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‘Decayed’ Landscapes – My Blue Karoo

I am fascinated and inspired by the look and textures of neglected spaces; pealing paint on walls and wood revealing the layers of previous lives beneath; abandoned buildings left for nature to once again reclaim, the dignity and grace in the … Continue reading

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Miles To Go

I have watched you grow. I have known the shadows, known your light. Known the whispers of your morning, Known the depths of your delight. And I have watched you wander, In painted fields have watched you stay… Unto the … Continue reading

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