"I am like a moon that shines on an immense, unknown sea where ships never pass”


I live in Windhoek, Namibia, and consider myself a born and bred African.

Currently, my life revolves around kids.

My own and many others. In a previous universe, I used to paint and live with reckless abandon, and seemingly overnight it all turned to bills and spaghetti bolognese, that motherhood icon.

My creative energy is swallowed by teaching. Time, a rare commodity. My alibi for leaving art behind is reasonable, and widely accepted by too many women artists, writers, dancers, designers, singers, you name it.

But I am deciding to rage against the dying of the light, after all, and hope to spread a fighting spirit.

“Diaz Point” Oil on Canvas 1998

Artist: Silke Berens

Diaz Point is at the coast of perhaps the most desolate town in the whole universe: Lüderitz was built on the discovery of diamonds in the desert at the end of the 19th century; today it has a small fishing industry and some offshore diamond mining vessels keeping it alive. I spent a few years living there, entranced by the feeling of complete exposure to the extreme elements existing between desert and ocean. That’s me on the rickety old bridge fighting the constant, merciless wind…

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

7 responses

  1. re” oils are not my friends – I’ve found a solution!!! Check my blog carlasaunders.com

    June 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    • Hi Carla, thanks for your comment- I have searched your blog but not sure if I’m missing the info you meant for me?

      June 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  2. Hi, I like your blog and the details that you put in …..

    May 31, 2012 at 9:34 am

    • thank you! I enjoy the diversity of yours- always something different, usually thought-provoking 🙂

      June 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

  3. Alethea Eason

    I love your work. Thank you so much for finding Heron’s Path.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

  4. So this is your work! You are good , please go on painting, you are an artist!
    Love your work and if you can,t find the time for making oil paintings, you can
    also make drawings and so on.

    I find your work very intense and it gives me the feeling as if I,m standing on the place I see.
    You also use the light very good.
    Keep going on!

    Greets Elly

    November 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm

  5. I like the whole look of your blog.
    I want to see a bunch more of your paintings.

    November 13, 2011 at 2:30 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s