My artistic sense was first awakened as a scholar when I drew my first artistic lines under the watchful eyes of the famed artist, Dawid Botha. After becoming involved with and receiving intensive training for twelve years with the M.E. Schler Art School, I developed into an artist of my own right. I then became aware of my pasison to teach art, and eventually became involved in the founding of Village Art Supplies where I train more than 50 students per week. I have exhibited widely and sold works that are on display in South Africa and abroad.