the story …
Through my paintings I show the mystery, the beauty and the passion of nature, both in Africa and in America. I also express the tragedy of the country of my birth, Zimbabwe. I was brought up on a farm in wild countryside. The bush was my playground, wild animals my companions.
the journey …
I was trained in Studio Art in Switzerland and my painting watercolor-study lasted many years in Hong Kong.
I began painting animals because of the grave concern I have for the on-going fate of wildlife as well as the plight of the people.
“The Artist’s paintings are extraordinary, multi-layered watercolors that show an innate, deep-rooted empathy for her subject matter and the environment”, so said a well-known professor of art. “Her technique is sophisticated yet hasn’t lost the courage to experiment. Many of the paintings are on rice paper, which give a translucence and delicacy to even the most massive of subject matter”.
the inspiration …
I return to Africa every year to ‘visit’ my soul and recharge my batteries and so gather inspiration and material for my artwork. The art of writing is a passion of mine as well, sometimes painting from the stories or creating stories from my paintings. Living for part of the year in California has given me unique opportunities to become acquainted with the abundant bird life as well as the beautiful landscape.
Original watercolors, both framed and unframed, are available as well as prints of the original artwork.