What is your current occupation?
I am an artist, living and working in Pretoria who regularly retreat to Stilbaai for inspiration as well as to nurture my artist’s soul.
What motivates you?
Growing up on a farm in the Orange Free State had a huge impact on my personal development, my value system and the development of my artwork. My passion for, and respect of life which I learned at a very early age on the farm still motivates me to this day.
Name one thing that always peaks your interest.
I love to learn something new and to visit new places. If I could, I would have been a professional tourist, traveling the world most of the time.
What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
Embarking, by mistake on a black diamond ski slope, with only 15 min of ski training as a very young art student, visiting the Alps for the first time.
What “useless” talent do you have that nobody knows about?
I can bake the most delicious sourdough bread and old fashioned boerbeskuit.
If you could take over one person’s job for a week, who’s would it be and why? I would love to run a resort on a beautiful island surrounded by competent staff, in peaceful and tranquil surroundings. I would like to bask in the peaceful, stylish and tranquil surroundings.
If you won a Million, how would you spend it?
I would make sure I have enough for my families needs and to sustain my own current lifestyle then spend the rest on missionary work and relief aid.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I am fascinated by recent research on the impact of a healthy lifestyle and nutrition on longevity and wellness. I am amazed at how much we can change if we accept responsibility for our health and implement different choices.
What is your favourite restaurant and meal?
My favourite restaurant is Capeesh, an Italian restaurant in Pretoria who serves the most delicious roasted salmon on a bed of rocket. I love Italian food, especially the socialising aspect, accompanying their meal times to provide a time of intimate connection for family and friends.
If you had one wish from a “genie” what would you wish for?
I would wish for poverty and all forms of violence to be eradicated from the face of the world.
Tell us some interesting facts about yourself.
I love to connect with people, and often do, however I also desperately need times of privacy to connect with myself, recharge, and find my artistic purposes and expression. I can not do this when I am surrounded by people.
What is your message to the Community of Hessequa?
Do not allow anyone to define you, except your Maker. Also do not let circumstances define you, instead choose your attitude and let your attitude define the outcome of your circumstances.
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