I often think about a God but have no idea. I have no doubt it exists – some wonderful things have happened and sometimes things just go so right and you know it's not human. God is a miracle which cannot be defined by natural laws.
I fully believe that I continue to exist in some realm or another.
I would spend them with my animals and my family (although they might be too upset). It's only a temporary farewell.
Irresponsible with money, hardworking, generous, adventurous, a risk taker. As a child, I was given the nickname “Huppelkind.” That says it all.
Impulsive, serious, impatient, and committed to family and friends.
Becoming dependent. I fear senility.
Beauty, tragedy (which can also be beautiful), quiet, expansive landscapes.
What is the true essence of goodness? It often gets mixed up with so my pretence, and excess ego.
That I didn’t learn from an early age how to value money and to be more prudent. That I did not learn to be more disciplined and more patient.
There is nothing to replace hard work. Study the old masters from a distance and retain your artistic integrity. Find your own voice and learn to take criticism as a crit on your work, and not as a personal attack.
Freda said to me “Take what you want in life, but make sure you pay for it”.
To write really beautifully and convincingly.
Any landscape by Ruysdael, Rembrandt’s “Jewish Bride”, Portraits by Alice Neel, and Velazques “Las Menius” and “Aessop”. Work by Marlene Dumas. I am continually amazed by the mystery of these works.
Absolutely nothing, except that it is functional and enables me to help and to travel. I don’t understand the true value of money.
At peace right now, but I can feel the restlessness moving in. I aim to completely about 50 pieces of work per annum and often I do.
To feel that what you attain is in balance with what you have aimed for.
To find calm and peace within myself and my creativity.
Some years I think I am older, and sometimes, younger. I get confused.
I am on my last lap now, so I am trying to work like blazes before I disappear into the sands. I want to leave the world a better place than when I entered it. We have all been given a task in life, and through our talents, we have to do as much as we can. I can paint and I have a deep love for the Karoo, and the combination of these leads to the obligation of putting that to canvas. It is a spiritual task. When I sense the Karoo, I bubble with excitement and I can’t wait to paint and write.