South Africa,the land of my birth with the diversity of peoples and cultures, the landscapes and the light, the colours, the seasons, the sunshine and the intense energy , has influenced my work greatly. My family and especially my children, and the relationships I have with them within. (See the Modern Goddesses below) Sometimes I start with just an idea I get from sitting in my favourite chair that I inherited from my mom (internal emotional rumblings and ideas)or, a title of a poem or song , or a quote, or just something someone said. Our home, with the gatherings and celebrations is a constant source of inspiration. I also get inspired just by splashing paint and colours onto a white canvas and from there images arise and fill my head, the splashings of colour mostly transform into figures. Other artists also inspire me ..... These are the artists that have made the deepest impact on me:- Modiliani, Klimt, Lempika, Mucha, Cezanne, Gaugin, Matisse, Renoir,Botticelli, Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso. These are the artists I just simply love; Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothco, Rubens, Rembrandt ,Hockney, Dali, Warhol. I cannot go on without mentioning my all time favourite architect ----GAUDI !!!!!!