I was born in South Africa and even though I have spent two thirds of my life in Sydney and feel well and truly Australian, I still yearned to return to Africa one day to go on safari. And naturally, a spectacular safari in Zambia resulted in a new series of artworks! I still paint giraffes to this day as with their comical body shapes of long necks and spindly legs, not to mention their quirky facial expressions, what is there not to love!
My giraffes come in all sizes. Large pieces have adorned lofty foyers while smaller ones in crisp white frames have been the perfect additions to childrens’ rooms. One client ordered a series of giraffes for a cheerful boost of colour and a sense of fun on a large family room wall. Do you know that the collective noun for these tall, comical animals is a tower of giraffe? Perfect.