I was born and raised in South Africa. At a young age I was inspired by an art instructor who very quickly encouraged me to pursue more focused art education at a dedicated art school, Hugo Naude Art School in Worcester, South Africa. I studied there for five years until the age of seventeen. My art still hangs in the alumni halls.
After completing a bachelor degree in graphic design from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, I traveled the world engaging artists and curators generating a renewed passion for portraiture. Thereafter I completed 2 internships, each 6 weeks long in Augsburg Germany at Weltbild magazine and Top Hair Magazine.
In 2011 I moved to the United states where I began working for Lin Swensson and Associates in Nashville, I worked directly with the Ceo, Lin and helped source local artists for New hospitals being built across the US. The company's main objective was to promote healing through art therapy. Working closely with architects and interior designers to find the perfect piece to suit each area in the hospital. After 4 years I decided to practice portraiture full time.
Most of my years spent studying were focused on portraiture, as expressed through realism. As an artistic discipline, it has been a constant throughout my life. But it was only after a fortuitous departure into abstract painting that I was able to playfully and courageously combine two disciplines.
Deconstructed Realism is my expression of artistic independence and creativity as it pertains to the depth and complexity of human portraiture.
Internationally recognized South African artist based in the USA.
Blooming social influencer with 60,000 plus subscribers across platforms.
Youtube views over 1 Million.
M.I.A Magazine Vol 16, 2023
The Worcester Standard Newspaper July 2021
Most Influential Art Magazine Vol 16
Netwerk24 News South Africa, July 2021
Shoutout Colorado Magazine, June 2021
House and Garden Magazine UK June, July & Aug 2019
Artist Portfolio Magazine, Jan 2014
Most Influential Art Magazine Vol 2, 2014
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (BA Graphic Design)
Hugo Naude Art Institute (5 years Fine Art)
Private Art School - Age 9-13
Stratosphere Hotel • Las Vegas - Present
Verse • Denver 2022
LA Art Show • Los Angeles 2020
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center • Pueblo, Co 2020
Abend Gallery • Denver 2019 to present
Downtown Artery • Fort Collins 2019
Boulder Art Association • Boulder 2019
Raw Ovation Denver • The Church Nightclub 2019
Spark Art Show Denver • Denver 2019
Frist Art Center • Nashville 2012