John the artist
I live and work in the Hermitage Valley of Swellendam at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Western Cape South Africa. About thirty years ago, a chance encounter with Louis (Lou) Audie, an accomplished South African artist, set me off on a journey that changed my life forever. Lou became my friend and mentor and opened a wonderful new world of painting, artists and emotive beauty that stems from becoming acutely aware of one’s natural surrounds. The opportunities afforded me to paint with and look over the shoulders of artists like Lou and other kindred spirits was invaluable in my growth as an artist and for this I am eternally grateful. I was never one for formal tuition and to this day cherish the opportunity to share with other artists of all levels of proficiency in a group environment.
“As artists we are but the sum total of those that have gone before . . “