Posts Categorized: General News

A Tribute To Sir William

William Thipe Pilane (known to us as “Rhampo”) was born 1929, died 2015 aged 86. I met Rhampo in 2007 when I went to Botswana to work at a remote little bush lodge in northern Tuli Block. Rhampo  lived at his cattle post next to the Majale River, and was caretaker of the lodge grounds… Read more »

Painting Sir William

I absolutely love portrait work! Painting a portrait of someone you know and respect is a privilege. Depending on the role the subject played in your life the experience can also be emotional, profound in the most personal way. There is just something about bringing to life human emotion on canvas (however subtle it may… Read more »

Kicking Off 2016 On A Positive Note!!

Wishing you all a happy, successful, creative and fulfilling year ahead! I must say that 2015 was an incredible year for me personally and I have no doubts that 2016 is going to be even more exciting. I have started this year off on a positive note, having entered the “light Space and Time” online… Read more »

Southern Drakensberg inspiration

I recently took a trip to the southern Drakensberg with some friends. I have been visiting the area since I was a small child and it is, in my opinion, just one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas to visit in KZN. Visiting the berg at this time of year I was really looking forward to… Read more »

Why so quiet in 2015???

This has been an extremely busy year for me personally. I had a rather important wedding to attend… That of mine and my fiance’ 🙂 Whilst I have still been painting and attending to different work projects here and there, exhibitions have definitely not been on the cards for me this year. My painting style… Read more »

A most special gift

This last Kruger trip was extra special for so many reasons, one of which was spending time at Tsendze Rustic Camp where I took the opportunity to deliver the first produced print of my painting “African Barred Owlet” to a very special man, Rodger, camp manager at Tsendze. Anyone who is familiar with Tsendze will… Read more »

Kruger National Park April 2015

The Kruger National Park is undeniably one of my favourite places on earth, growing up we spent many a happy holiday in the Park as a family, being in the park I was always at my happiest. I can still recall, as a young child sitting in the DREADED class room, not paying attention to the class… Read more »

Highlights from 2014

2015 has arrived and I can’t wait to see what it has in store. I must say 2014 was an incredible year both personally and professionally and I wanted to share with you some of the experiences that stood out for me .I took part in my first two exhibitions (the first of many) ,… Read more »

General News

Having recently returned home from a camping trip to Kruger National Park (one of my most favourite places to be), I have really been getting the most out of creating new works. I must say the “Art in the Park” exhibition feels like a life time ago and I am loving painting free of the… Read more »