Monday, September 12, 2011


PINOTAGE - oil on board

This was the first in a series of Nederburg Pinotage my brother sent me from South Africa, via a visit from my mother! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


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Oil on Canvas ~ ALL SOLD
These are 3 little flower studies I did to play around with the different temperatures of cold shadows, warm shadows, cold highlights and warm highlights....etc

Friday, August 26, 2011

Burlap Setting

Oil on Canvas ~ SOLD

There is something calming about a simple setting and even better on lovely French burlap. Homely and warm, memories of the south of France! 

A close up of the above painting, just to show how none of brush strokes seem to make sense from close up, yet it all works together from a distance!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


This is a painting of my precious daughter, Luca, whom I am very proud of! She has a special light that shines on and from within her, as everything she touches turns into gold! Well done with your acceptance to Stanford Luca!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


What could be more inviting than a table laid with fruit and flowers in the afternoon sun? Captured this scene in the garden. Love the dappled light here and there.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Delft in Provence

Oil on Canvas ~ SOLD
Love delft, always sets a few lemons or any other yellow fruit off so beautifully....

Thursday, August 11, 2011

JUST GINNS COFFEE SHOP, Sandton, South Africa

Three of my paintings hanging in the most quaint coffee shop ever. I am so blessed that such a beautiful restaurant would want my art work to adorn it's walls! In the heart of Sandton, an upscale area of Johannesburg, South Africa, is this brand new coffee shop, only a stone's throw from where I was born! 

Saturday, July 30, 2011


This is another painting of Isabella and her mom, Eileen at Campsbay Beach, Cape Town. I love the tender moment captured between mom and daughter.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Oil on Canvas ~ SOLD
Here then is the third, though not final, in the series of Sita on the Red Chaise!

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….