Wednesday, June 29, 2011


This is a second painting in a series of Sita on the red chaise, I love the classic composition and colours.


This is a highly decorative piece where one topiary is simply not enough! Needless to say I am crazy about topiaries and cannot live without them. I am always in the market for a topiary! I have in various shapes, sizes and locations both fake and real.


Oil on Canvas ~ SOLD
I love the warmth of the late afternoon sun on this still life. Also, love to capture a few of my favourite things, displayed on my French dining table. It is cherry season (did I mention a few of my favourite things….) here in California, best time of the year!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

NEDERBURG pinotage

My mother came to visit me a year ago and brought with her a bottle of Nederburg Pinotage, a red wine grape that is a South African signature variety. And the only way I know to really celebrate anything good, well…is to paint it! Thanks to my brother Frans, for sending it to me,  hope the painting reflects the wine as good as it tastes!

Friday, June 17, 2011


A tender moment of my niece, Isabella's, first swim in the Atlantic. Not that her mom ever let her little toes actually touch the water! I love capturing the intensity of late afternoon sunlight against the backdrop of the cool blue ocean. As I am from a very large family, I never run out of models and am so greatful to Eileen for sharing this special moment with me.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


This is one of my latest figure studies. My work reflects the people and places that surround me and here I have captured my daughter Sita, in our living room.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


So this is the second painting for the LA client. I like the French yellow planter in the centre which is bold yet set off nicely against the backdrop of masses of roses! It depicts the alley on the side of Lyonshead Gallery in Carmel Valley, California.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

French style painting

Welcome to my brand new blog! I am an artist living in beautiful Carmel, California and would like to share my art, especially my French inspired paintings with the world. This painting is for a client in LA who has bought previous work from me and needs something for her dining room. It also has to go with what she has bought. I am making two more for her to choose from and shall post it as soon as it is done….