the week has been surreal... 

the exhibition opening went so well. 
the support blew me away and the feedback was beyond all my expectations! 

here is a glimpse into it.

the welcoming committee ;) 

 my little faces were a hit 
and it was such fun to see who chooses what

more soon! 


today is a big day for me, 
the opening of my first solo exhibition. 

i feel a little nervous but mostly extremely excited; 
there is also a calmness within me, 
i feel like i gave it my best shot and now it's time to hand it over... 
with deep trust. 

yesterday the show went up 
and it was an amazing experience to suddenly see it all in one room. 

i got the "hang man" in to hang everything
 and it is the best gift i could have given myself. 
those 70 little faces would have been a nightmare to set up 
without his experience! 

i will show you loads of pics this week, 
see you on the other side ;) 

oh and i wanted to share my artist statement with you:

lies behind
it is curiosity that inspires my work. 
i am in the exploratory phase of my art, experimenting, trying new ideas.

inspired by art at an early age, i admired master painters like Joan Miro, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Hundertwasser as well as my uncle, Francois Wenger, who was a full time artist and cartoonist. 

i started painting as a gentle journey back to myself through playfulness. an exploration of my paradoxes, my opposites. 
i now use creativity to express the overflow of emotions i often feel; an attempt to make sense of this world, to release, to transform and to find the humour in it all. 

this year i decided to paint one face a day, for 365 days, and it is keeping me in a constant state of exploration; showing up daily and experimenting incessantly. my first solo exhibition is a selection of these faces, as well as some larger work. 

i work quickly and spontaneously from my imagination, often finding the face in the pre-prepared, layered background; the details are sparked from clues and signs from my everyday life, a conversation, a trait, a colour combination. 

my work is playful and unconventional yet it invites the viewer to look a little deeper at what may lie behind. 

arting on the go

these are the little guys i drew while we 
were on the road last weekend. 

i like creating on the go with limited art supplies, 
it shakes things up a little and pushes me to explore 
different ways with my faces. 


this is my kind of heaven!!! 

Liebermann Pottery in Johannesburg.

i absolutely LOVE this place, 
 and i start hyperventilating as we get there! 

there are stacks of gorgeous, colourful pots, 
chickens running around and dusty treasures... 
right up my alley. 

i could spend a whole day there and come home with a truck load of pots!

going away was really good. 
Joburg is intense and beautiful, especially in spring and full of little gems like these. 

this is my dream potting table and one day i will have a big messy one like that. 

PS: we did come home with a boot load of pots... 
how could we resist! 


i wasn't away that long but i seem to 
have a lot on my plate at the moment 
and haven't managed to get here. 

in the meantime days are going by and faces are being painted! 

the last two for october 

and onward we go into november... 

less than 2 months to go...
we are getting SO close! 

on the road...

we'll be on the road and off to the big city for a few days.

in the mean time i leave you with a peaceful view. 
see you next week! 

good enough?

about a week ago i started these 4 new paintings. 

i had in mind to paint 4 mamas inspired from my daily faces 
but in a lager size for the exhibition,
just to make sure i would have enough to show.

but the truth is... i have run out of steam. 
they are just not working, not coming along the way i imagined them, 
not really fitting with the rest of the work. 


i'm all painted out... 
not for the smaller daily one, they seem to still be flowing. 
but for the larger work.

so for now i just have to trust that i've done enough.

i feel like i've given it my all,
and i need to trust that that is enough.