Artist Statement

I am a visual artist based in Glasgow. My artistic process involves exploring the multi-layered connections residing within the specific places I experience and the people from these contexts. I currently divide  studio time between painting and mosaic art.

I am fascinated by Glasgow’s rich and diverse local history, especially that of ceramic and the significant role that tiles once played in the everyday lives of the people of Glasgow. Mosaic art holds an inherent meaningful connection to this past and I enjoy transforming cut glazed tiles or broken materials into coherent wholeness. I’ve been focusing on the potential of this art practice in recent years.

Artist Biography

I’ve lived and worked in Glasgow since 2016. Born and raised in South Africa, I left the country in my early twenties to explore my roots in Europe. There I met my Glaswegian husband and have since lived in the Netherlands, USA and Australia. In 1996 I’ve obtained a Master of Fine Art from the University of Pretoria in South Africa majoring in painting. Twenty years later I completed a Master of Research in Creative Practices at the Glasgow School of Art. My formal art training also includes studying at the University of the Free State in South Africa and the Royal Academy in The Hague, the Netherlands.

I’ve been involved in art teaching in various capacities since 1995, including teaching at University level, community workshops, senior school and private lessons. I’m currently teaching an art class for vulnerable adults at Glasgow City Mission.  I take on portrait and painting commissions, provide art workshops, do art research and participate in art exhibitions. As a professional member of the British Association of Modern Mosaics (BAMM) I receive continual encouragement and support to develop my mosaic making skills. I have worked on public mosaic murals in the Netherlands before moving to Glasgow and have completed my first public mosaic mural in Scotland at SWG3 in 2022.  You might also find some small graffiti mosaics on the streets of Glasgow, but these are mostly hidden, a gift to the keen observer.

Galleries on Website

Over the years my drawing and painting practice have extended into teaching, installation art, mosaic art, liturgical art, community art and research. For this website I’ve selected a number of artworks and projects which signpost my journey of art making. These are named and listed under ‘Galleries’ on the site. New work is listed under ‘News’ and I also post regularly on Instagram.