We stayed in a wonderful place on the far south coast called Franskraal for a few months to explore the surrounding countryside. This painting of two Oyster Catcher's was the result of a fantastic day of bird watching and exploring the Boesmansrivier river mouth. Looking for bird-life? You may never leave!

We drove through the Bainskloof pass on our way through to the Tankwa Karoo one day and I was greatly inspired by what I saw there. It's incredibly beautiful so I think i'll go back and spend a couple of days creating in that space. Apparently there is a camp site somewhere along this road so i'll definitely check that out and maybe do some painting.

I filmed this in 2011 for the friends I made along the way while on tour and only got a chance to finish it now!

(With some new music added in too ☺ )


The Grahamstown festival is an amazing 10 day festival that envelopes the town of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape every June. It is South Africa's premiere National Arts Festival and showcases some of the countries top theatre, music and art talent.

I went and played some music there in on the fringe festival. What a great experience and lot's of awesome street busking with Juan Pierre and Brennan Lucas!

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The Fish River Canyon is one of the most incredible places iv'e ever set foot! 80 km's, 5 days with full supplies through the most astounding rock formations and out of this world scenery, it was an experience never to be forgotten and I highly recommend it if your'e feeling adventurous! 



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