Monday, 30 January 2012


About me

Since retiring from a busy career as a corporate archivist I have had more time to focus on my skills as an author, poet, editor and artist, as well as my love of travel and wine appreciation.

I want to share some of the fruits of these activities with you in this blog and look forward to receiving your comments and hear about your interests.


I am the author and editor of six of published volumes of non fiction and a work in progress about my reminiscences of Johannesburg, entitled In Search of My City.  My poems have appeared in nine anthologies and I have contributed biographical articles to dictionaries of biography.  The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography published my definitive group biography of the Randlords in an online edition in 2006.


I find editing both challenging and stimulating and my extensive experience includes non fiction, fiction, poetry and technical articles.  In 2009 I judged the Writers 2000 annual poetry competition.


As an artist I enjoy working in different media.  From painting in watercolours only for some years I have extended my range to include oils and pastels and to use my own digital photographs as references.  I was honoured to be invited to participate in Art in the Garden Exhibitions in 2010.
Examples of some of my paintings can be viewed under this heading.


The idea of printing a selection of my paintings as greeting cards
came to me at the time of my first exhibition.   These cards can be reproduced in sizes suitable for framing and posters.


I offer personal readings of natal charts (Astrology), Angel cards and Akara Numerology.  The latter modality, meaning Circle of Light, was introduced to the Western World from India, by Yogi Bhojan.


I am a graduate of the Cape Wine Academy and will conduct wine tasting and wine appreciation courses for small groups.

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