I studied three years of Fine Art at Wits University under the guidance of artists Karel Nel, Neels Coetzee and Penny Siopis.  I majored in painting, but didn’t complete my degree, left university in 1989 and entered the world of theatre production with Richard Loring, where entertainment was the order of the day.

For the past 30 years, I have been working in different artistic fields including graphics for television, theatre production, live TV and video production for corporates, dance teaching and, most recently, healing arts.

During these years, I have continued to paint commissions for decorators and architects for homes, offices and hotels.

In 2010, I started working with intuitive paintings as process to heal my own depression and anxiety, and then started running workshops to show other people how use intuitive painting and ‘doodling’ as a means to heal their emotional turmoil, and connect with their own creative spirit.

In 2015, I published  ‘The Doodle Journal” as a ‘colouring-in book for adults’.  It is a book of my own intuitive drawings done whilst going through a major transition in my life in 2014/ 2015.

In 2016 I decided to commit myself to my art and become a full time artist, using my art to make a difference in the world.

I was shortlisted for both the Sasol New Signatures Competition and the Thami Mnyele Fine Art awards in 2016, and took part in the “SA’s Dirty Laundry” Group Exhibition in 2016 at SoMa Art gallery in Maboneng.  This was my first step into the space of fine art galleries and exhibitions.

 

Contact me:    loukesb@gmail.com  /  083 226 1967

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