Aloes flower in winter in the Eastern Cape, providing spikes of red and orange colour in an otherwise bleached dry landscape, and nectar to the sunbirds and bees when they most need it.
Gail Dorje of the Cape Gallery wrote this of Mandy in 2018:- “I have heard art defined as energy, the feat of an enquiring mind to enthuse the viscous matter of paint with spirit and life. Mandy has this magnetic energy which draws people to her and her paintings. She walks the path she paints; she climbs to reach a viewpoint. Her paintings are an extension of herself. They breathe!”