From drawing on walls, to drawing on the furniture in and around the house, my mother decided to send me off to university to draw on other people’s things. In Potchefstroom, in the North-West province of South Africa, I studied graphic design at the North-West University . Fine arts never found me in Potchefstroom but graphic design introduced a narrative form of drawing – illustration. A couple of years later I decided to rediscover my roots and I left Potchefstroom - with my cousin and a very small red car - and took the road trip to the small town of Langebaan, in the West Coast of SA. The West Coast set the scene for a new exploration in the form of painting and photography and this combination, grew to be my second love. I joined some group exhibitions, which were held around the Langebaan area and I held a couple of solo exhibitions in town. The idea of painting I loved, but the idea behind what media could do, made me want to learn more about the moving image.
More is more and media was changing, so I moved to Pretoria (a small city within the big heart of South Africa). I studied multimedia at The School of Visual Communication firstly to specialize in Illustration, but I got sidetracked to do film for four amazing, hard-working years and earned a BA Hons in Visual Communication and now I have finally come full circle. I have recently finished my first short film Walvis (2011-2012) about the life of a West Coast fisherman.
Within these pages you will get a glimpse what it’s all about. You can see where I’ve been and you can see where I am growing. I will be posting and uploading new work, images and films to keep you in the loop so watch this space.