My views on art can (in short) be summed up as: I am pro-revival of the tradition of beauty and skill in art.
Please contact me for any inquiries, or if you are interested in any commissioned portraits, figure paintings, or other works. I am based in Stellenbosch and Tel Aviv, but I can ship prints/artworks to anywhere in the world. Check back regularly or follow me on social media for updates, news and new works. About »
(News Nov 2018) Relocated to Tel Aviv
(News Dec 2017) Top 20 finalist in Bic pen art competition
(News Feb 2016) Four of the below recent paintings will be at the Arts Association Bellville Members Exhibition from 2 Mar (opening 18:30) until 19 Mar.
(News Jul 2015) "Nude by Window" and "Woman on Couch" will be at the Tiny Treasures II fundraising exhibit of the Art.b Bellville community gallery until 29 July, and can be purchased there. ("There are 650 works by 110 artists .. all are 20cm x 20cm and will be sold for a maximum price of R1500")
[New Dec 2019] New art prints available for sale
Individually-signed art prints available for sale. Framed or unframed. I can ship anywhere. ~$99 unframed (and originally-signed) for the stairs drawing. Size A3. Subject: Melissa. Contact me
2013 - current
Though I don't claim to live up to this, my personal 'philosophy on art' and 'guiding goals' are partially outlined in the following two articles on my blog:
• Last Refuges of Great Art »
• Surprise - Relevance of Modern Art Questioned »
(In short, a pro-reason, anti-nihilism value system that embraces life, vitality, civilization, aesthetics, progress, knowledge, skill, and achievement - I think art should "unashamedly enrich the lives of ordinary people" and/or attempt to inspire in some small way.)