Statement

 

I have always loved drawing. The dryness of the paper and the chalk demand precision and exactness. It quickly exposes one’s weaknesses and mistakes, leaving no room for cleverness or tricks. In my drawings I try to emphasize the singularity and silence of the form. By a careful balancing of tones I emphasise the way in which light and shade fall across the subject. By creating a settled half-light I try to transform the existence of the object from the ordinary to something more profound.

Biography

1947Born Glasgow

Grew up in South Africa1969

Diploma in Art & Design, Cape Technical College

1983 – 1995
Taught drawing at Dept Creative Arts, University of Stellenbosch

1996
Moved to England

Represented by the Redfern Gallery
of London
and in South Africa by
Brundyn + Gonsalves