Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
Simphiwe Dzube, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Dion Cupido
Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
George Pemba whose work was inspired by scenes of daily life – and the use of figures in his compositions.
If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
A work by George Pemba from his series which tackled issues around access to clinics.
How did you get started? Did you always want to be an artist?
Yes, I started drawing and playing with colours at an early age.
What are some of the key themes you explore in your work?
Life, church goers, single parents and ordinary workers – and dogs, the theme of my solo exhibition at the AVA in 2009.
What inspired your latest body of work?
My latest work is inspired by the lives of the ordinary people in my community.
Tell us more about your creative process.
I work from my own reference material, images snapped with my phone – and personal experience.
What drives you as an artist?
Issues and situations faced by ordinary people during the course of their daily lives.
Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?
Yes, my painting featured on the exhibition invite for UnQulo in 2011 - the work shows women going to church.
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Having an opportunity to exhibit my work outside of South Africa in many of the Nando’s collections.
What are your aspirations for the future?
To continue to participate in group and solo exhibitions.