Q. Where does the creative process begin for you?
A: I like to make quick, small paper paintings before starting a bigger project. This is a good way to get rid of the pressure and helps build up the confidence to start on a blank canvas which can be daunting.
Q. Where is your favourite place on earth?
A: One of my favourite things is to drink my early morning coffee on the beach before all the crowds arrive. I live in an old house in Kalk Bay, Cape Town. The house is on the train tracks overlooking the ocean and next to us is the beach.
Q. Who or What has had the biggest influence on your work?
A: Whenever I am with my mum and two sisters we tend to have long chats and drink lots of tea and I think these chats often influence my work and the way I approach making new works – without me even realising it. It is only once the work is finished that I recognise the influence.
Q. Your paintings are snapshots of everyday life. How do these scenes come to you?
A: Mostly just by observing life around me and by being interested in small interactions and things that can go by unnoticed but once isolated or highlighted it can say and mean a lot.
Q.How do you know when a piece is ‘done’?
A: When I get the feeling that if I touch it again it will be ruined.
Q. Your perfect Sunday afternoon…
A: Ends with a swim in the ocean.