Here you can find work created in 2016 to 2017. My art business began a little over two years ago, in which I have relocated internationally (Australian) to South Africa. This has been hugely influential in my creative process. I continue to be inspired by various art movements which is visible in my work below. I learned a variety of new techniques and mediums to communicate my change in focus. Each work demands a different or varying technique to express the meaning of my work. A combination of technical skill development and exploration of subjects have brought me to where I am today.

(These are not in chronological order)

Myself painting my first oil work. This painting is of my cousin, Ditch. My family is a very common subject in my work. 

Ditch, A3, 2016

Oil paint on canvas

This is my first oil painting.

Alistair, A3, 2016

Charcoal on paper.

Post WW2, 2016

Charcoal, oil and multimedia on paper.

I have a very strong interest in history, I find significant events in history severely influential. The procession in technology and society, in general, has really inspired my art.

Helena, 2016

Watercolour and pen on craft paper.

The man, 2016

Pen on craft paper. 

We The Gnome People, 2016

Pen and watercolour on paper.

Ivy, A4, 2016

Pen on paper.

Lillian, A5, 2016

Pen on paper.

Unfinished, A2, 2016

Mixed-media, oil colour and charcoal on canvas.

This was my second ever oil painting, completed in late 2016.

Connor, A4, 2016

Charcoal on paper

We Could Have Been Friends, A5, 2016

Acrylic, charcoal, collage and pencil on paper.

This work was created to further explore my ongoing theme of nostalgia. The collaged image is of myself at age 3, the painted image is of my mother (also at age 3). I've always been fascinated with how time can influence relationships. That is what I specifically investigated in this work.

Dad, 2016

Dad, A4, 2016

Acrylic on paper.

Life Gaurd, 2017

This piece was created in photoshop, the image was taken by myself on my trip to Europe in 2016 / 2017 on a Sony NEX-3N.

Untitled, 3x3, 2016

Oil on plexiglass

Untitled, A5, 2017

Watercolour, pen

Dreamer, A1, 2017

Oil colour on canvas.

Life drawing, A3, 2017

Charcoal on paper.

Albertina Sisulu, A3, 2017

Being an international student in South Africa, I feel it is important to understand the history and culture of a country. I found Albertina Sisulu to be an incredibly influential South African woman. For this reason, I choose to depict her surrounded by South African Proteas (a symbol of change and transformation, something I feel is incredibly relevant to South Africa).

Frida, A2, 2017.

At the time, this was the largest oil painting I'd ever worked on. Working on this piece taught me the importance of patience in making someone recognisable. The scale of the work was also a large change, Frida's head is roughly equivalent to 1.5/2 real-life heads.

Loss, A3, 2016

Oil on canvas.

This painting is a young soldier alone in a field. I depicted the emotion primarily through my colour choice. This painting was the first of my many war-themed works.

Femininity, A3, 2016.

Oil on canvas.

This painting was heavily inspired by the work of Alphonse Mucha. I have always been mesmerised by Mucha's work, so much so that I choose to research him for my IB higher level art assignment.

Untitled, A3, 2017.

Pen on paper.

I was practising a new style of drawing inspired by Canadian artist Elly Smallwood.