I had an itch that lasted about 20 years. I was doing alright, but wasn’t truly fulfilled. I was a plumber – yes, a far cry from being an artist.
There is nothing wrong with being a plumber – hell, it’s a safe job! I even found satisfaction in beautiful level copper pipes and well laid drains. I could not, however, shake the desire to create something magical. I escaped back into the wild and now find myself happily working as a game ranger. In nature I feel at home and inspiration for my artwork is drawn from the animals I have come to know.
Was I an artist before I became a nature guide? I guess so. I did, however, grow to be competent in my artistry as I developed an understanding of our natural wildlife. I truly believe the one needed the other.
I now have the privilege of combining two things I love and appreciate – nature and art.
6 April 1984, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Alexandria, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Elephants and lions
STUDIES, AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2018 An elephant charcoal drawing of mine was used to Raised funds for IRONMAN 4 THE KIDZ during the in Port Elizabeth IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
Commissioned by WILDLIFE ACT to produce a black rhino art piece. It was used at the WCN WILDLIFE CONFERENCE in San Francisco in 2015 to raise funds for rhino conservation.
Was the subject in a short documentary produced by HINGE VISUAL. The documentary featured at the ELEMENTS FILM FESTIVAL in VANCOUVER in 2019.