Michael Jooste is a self-taught South African artist specializing in charcoal and graphite. Michael has a BSc degree in Mathematics and uses his precision and mathematical thinking in the creation of his art. Growing up, in and around nature in Africa Michael developed a passion for nature and conservation. Surrounded by an artistic home environment, Michael was influenced from a very early age to appreciate nature through an artistic eye. Today, viewing the world in light and shadow, the artist combines his passion for art and conservation and captures texture with his pencil.