To produce my best artwork, I make use of a variety of high end art supplies. I paint on pre-stretched cotton canvasses, using a variety of small watercolour and domestic wall brushes up to 50mm wide. I paint with the Daler Rowney range of professional quality acrylic paints and I use an acrylic glaze extender to reduce the amount of water required.
For more than 25 years Baboon Matters has been at the forefront of baboon conservation – in the face of ever-increasing urbanization and intensive agriculture, and the resulting escalation in baboon/human conflict. I support this initiative and donated a painting of the Contantiaberg which was auctioned at a fundraiser.
The Cape Leopard Trust is an active predator conservation working group. It uses research as a tool for conservation, finding solutions to human/wildlife conflict and inspiring interest in the environment through education. I resonate with this initiative and donated a painting of the Rawsonville mountains which was auctioned at a fundraising event.
Human trafficking does not discriminate – victims can be of any age, gender, race or social standing. Globally it is the Fastest growing illegal industry, with millions of people trapped and exploited around the world today. I am sympathetic to this cause and donated a Tree of Life painting for auction at a fundraiser.
Shark Spotters is a shark safety and research organisation that has attracted attention because of the novel way it pro-actively reduces interactions and conflict between recreational water users and white sharks. I empathise with the bad PR sharks have and donated of Scarborough beach which was auctioned at a fundraising event.
The Parkscape Group is seeking the creation of safe, biodiverse, open and shaded urban parks in the buffer zones of Table Mountain National Park where the Park meets urban edge. I live close to an urban edge and donated a painting of the Tokai forest for auction at a fundraising event.