I am a self taught artist living in Johannesburg. I always knew that all I ever wanted was to be an artist... As a compromise I entered the commercial art field but always hankered to do my own thing. I eventually left the corporate sector and spent the next ten ears as a freelance graphic designer, eventually throwing in the towel in 2007 to paint full time, so although no longer young, I consider myself young in terms of being an artist. My work is expressionistic, mostly figurative. At the start of the Covid lockdown I started doing abstracts which I found calming. It all begins with a sort of extraction of the myriad emotions, happenings and pivotal points in the journey of my life-which have been waiting - to be transformed onto canvas. Some works are self-indulgent, others less so, but always personal but isn't all art, by its very nature, personal? I mostly title my work, but it is more out of needing to identify each piece. The viewer brings his/her interpretation to the work. I work mainly with oils on canvas. Painting, for me, is both agony and ecstasy.