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Plants on canvas

You’ve been painting for 20 years and your exhibitions always centre around plants, flowers and bulbs. Your most recent exhibition, “Fleurs de La Motte”, focuses on indigenous plants and fynbos found on this estate. Where did your fascination with plants start?

I grew up in Bloemfontein. My mother, Retha, was always working in

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