I am a visual artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Currently, I am studying towards my Bachelor in Visual Arts at the University of South Africa
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 Cape Town Senior Students’ Exhibition, UNISA. Block C De Korf Building, Cape Town.
2019 Echoes of Sophiatown, at Youngblood Africa Arts & Culture Development, Cape Town.
2018 Black And White and Something ELSE, Whow Studios, Durbanville
2017 PRINT Journey Group Exhibition, WHOW Studios, Durbanville
2017 Cape Town Senior Students' Exhibition, UNISA. Art It Is, Woodstock
2017 Traces Group Exhibition, WHOW Studio Gallery, Durbanville
1996 Competition for Amateur artists, The Arts Association of Bellville
I was born in 1958 and matriculated in 1976. In 1977, I started studying commercial art at the Natal Technical College, but due to personal circumstances, I could not finish the course.
I received a diploma in Hairdressing at the Tygerberg Technical College in 1983 and attended a Precision Cutting Course at Vidal Sassoon, London. I bought a salon in 1984 and have been a full time stylist ever since.
Being a single and committed mother, I only enrolled at the University of South Africa to study towards my Bachelor in Visual Arts after my youngest son matriculated in 2012. I was 54.
My art making has been informed by working in the women's industry as a hairstylist over the last three decades where I am a business woman, a mother and a confidant of clients and friends. I have grown with my clients and friends through the stages of womanhood. I was a maiden, then a mother and now I am facing the third stage of womanhood, the crone. I explore the ageing process as I work on beautiful handmade cotton paper that, to me, resembles the skin and ageing.