I was born in Paris, but grew up in South Africa, where I work as an architect, set designer, illustrator and painter. With no formal art training, painting and drawing is something I have always done for myself. I observe my subjects closely and then allow the brush to move without giving it much thought, trusting that my hand will do something intuitive to what I am seeing. I aim to complete a painting in one sitting, and enjoy working into wet paint with thicker layers of colour. I paint because I am addicted to the 'surprise' that the canvas gives me when I step back from the easel.