Proteas are the national flower of South Africa, and the King Protea is the largest in the species. The Cape is home to the smallest of the six and relatively most diverse floral kingdoms in the world.
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!”