As a middle class white female, I was brought up where the ‚ÄúWoman stayed at home and men worked‚ÄĚ mentality.¬† Hence most of my artwork is primarily male dominated starting with a ‚Äúmen at work‚ÄĚ theme a few years ago which threads a continuous pattern through my work today. My subdued tonal paintings seem to play havoc with people‚Äôs perception of me as a person.¬† They see me as bright and bubbly ‚Äď and find the work I produce out of character.¬† People seem to enjoy putting a label on artwork or on the artist.¬† I don‚Äôt spend time analysing or questioning why I paint what I do, or why I use muted colours (especially brown as it is my singularly most disliked colour in the every respect ‚Äď and yet it is the colour I use most). I am acutely aware of images around me and constantly keep a camera on hand in order not to miss any lost opportunities.
- 2010/2011¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† KZNSA Council Member
KZNSA Exhibitions Committee Chairperson
KZNSA Exco Committee Member
- 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Professional Practice Course ‚Äď KZNSA
- 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Composition Workshop ‚Äď KWAZUNVA
(Kwa-Zulu Natal Visual Arts).
- 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† KZNSA Exhibition Committee
- 2007-2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† KZNSA Council Member
- 2006/2007:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† KZNSA Members Committee
- 2006:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Judging Workshop 2 ‚Äď KWAZUNVA
- 2005:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Judging Workshop 1 – KWAZUNVA
- 2004 / 2006¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Executive Committee ‚Äď KWAZUNVA
- 2005 / 2006¬†¬†¬†¬† President Arts Interactive
- 2001 ‚Äď 2006¬†¬†¬† Committee of Arts Interactive
- 2002 to date:¬†¬† Oil paint – under the tutelage of Pascal Chandler.
- 1997 to date:¬†¬† Watercolour tuition by Thelma Buzzard,
- 2011¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Exhibition – New Work by Nicole Pletts, Pascale
Chandler and Marianne Meijer ‚Äď KZNSA Gallery
- 2010¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Conglomerart ‚Äď ArtSpace ‚Äď Group Exhibition
- 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Finalist in SASOL New Signatures 2009 ‚Äď
exhibited Pretoria Art Museum
- 2009¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† PPC Course Group Exhibition KZNSA
- 2007¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Exhibited in the Nivea Gallery ‚Äď KZNSA ‚Äď
Marks on Paper.
- 2006:¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Finalist ‚Äď Jabulisa.¬† Exhibited at Tatham Art
- 2004 ‚Äď 2009:¬† Exhibited at the KZNSA Members Exhibition.
- 2009 – Catalogue – Sasol New Signatures
- 2006 – Catalogue – Jabulisa ‚Äď The art and Craft of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- 2005 – Best on Show ‚Äď WSSA KZN – 2005