I am a Durban based artist born in 1968. I work primarily as a painter but also curate and teach part time. No matter what discipline I am engaged in, my concerns are with furthering my own and others understanding of the visual language of expression and image making in the fine art field.
My work is motivated by the challenge of fusing my emotional intent with visual and technical concerns. At present oil painting is my primary tool, its phenomenally versatile nature offers never-ending possibilities of exploration.
In order to produce works of integrity I have to paint from an emotional point of reference. I am very aware of utilizing imagery I have a profound connection to. My paintings function on an autobiographical level documenting both my internal and external vision. I paint places and people from my everyday life, using the familiar as a direct link to an emotive sense of self.
'Glass red ashtray' 20cm x 20cm, acrylic on board-net, R 1 500
'The Olive Thrush' 20cm x 20cm, acrylic on board-net, R 1 500
'The Balancing Dinosaur' 20cm x 20cm x 4cm , Acrylic on board R 1 500
'The Shy Smurf' 20cm x 20cm x 4cm, Acrylic on board R 1 500
'The Chinese Story: Blue fish' 20cm x 20cm x 4cm, Acrylic on board R 1 500
Born in 1972, Johannesburg, Marinda matriculated at the Pretoria Pro Arte School of Art after witch she studied Fine Art at the Pretoria Technicon under lecturers: Dianne Victor & Kevin Roberts.
Since 2004 Marinda has been painting from her Studio & Gallery in the Little Karoo town of Calitzdorp.
A variety of work and subject matter like: 'Portraits of Calitzdorp', 'Glamour Girls', 'Roadkill', 'H2O' and 'Karoo Landscapes are currently exhibited at selected Galleries.
In 2015 Marinda was chosen as one of the Top 40 Sanlam Portrait finalists for her painting: 'Anna Maria Elizabeth Calitz', a local lady from Calitzdorp.
In 2016 Marinda won the local 'Art on Track' Competition with her painting:'The Viewer' A Portrait of her Daughter, Liza Miro Combrinck.
'Mossie 52cm x 27cm, Mixed media on Hahnemuhle bamboo paper, R 3 350
'The Swallows nest' Oil on canvas, 45cm x 37cm, R 4 400
'Woodpecker' 54cm x 42cm, Mixed media on Hahnemuhle Bamboo Paper, R4 100
'After the Fire, Seweweekspoort' Oil on canvas, R 13 000
'In Conversation' Oil & charcoal on canvas, 40 x 60cm, R 5 500
'Aloe on a Rocky Hill' Oil on canvas, 40 x 60cm, R5 500
'Transitory II' (The Dumpyard, Calitzdorp) Oil on canvas, 40 x 60cm, R5 500
Doris Brand Biography
"I am intrigued by the play of light and colour in any subject. In a world which is getting faster and bigger, I like to focus my art on the small things in life." Doris Brand
Doris Brand was born in Speyer, Germany in 1965. She emigrated from Germany to South Africa in 1985, originally moving to Somerset West and Swellendam, before finally settling in the beautiful town of George, in the Garden Route.
Doris is married to Leander Brand, with whom she started Cape Palette Art Gallery, in 2002, in George. As well as being a professional artist, she teaches painting classes to adults at her own gallery. Doris’s preferred medium is oil paint, but on occasion she enjoys to experiment with other mediums in her work. She loves painting personal subjects, and draws her inspiration from her immediate surroundings and subjective experiences. Doris Brand’s still life paintings seek to capture the texture and light of ordinary subjects and transform them into extraordinary art. Since 2000, has also participated in numerous exhibitions at various galleries and festivals.
She is currently exhibiting at various galleries in the Western Cape, as well as teaching painting and drawing at Cape Palette Artist Studio.
'Still life with egg framed oil on canvas, 20cm x 20cm, R 1600
'Aubergine' 20c x 20cm, oil on canvas, R 1 400
'Early Sunday morning in the Karoo' Oil painting framed, unframed size 40 x80 cm, R 5700.00
'Still life with grapes and figs' Oil painting framed, unframed size 40 x 30 cm, R 4800.00
'Old Man' R5 500.00
'Prickley Pears' Oil on bard framed ( 54 cm x 44 cm), unframed size 36 cm x 46 cm R 3 800
'Asparagus' Oil on canvas framed ( 106 cm x 76 cm) , unframed size 90 cm x 60 cm R 8 500
'Roses in old cider jug' Oil on canvas framed (72 cm x 76 cm), unframed size 48 cm x 60 cm R 11 000
'Enamel old jug with chilies', oil on canvas 20cm x 20cm , R 1400
Diane Johnson Ackerman
Di is a painter and a printmaker, she has a love for simplicity, clean lines, detail and definition. Mood is an integral part of the message achieved through strong tonal contrasts in light and shade. Di draws inspiration from nature and often from the landscape and architecture of the Karoo.
'Manet' 15cm x 20 cm , etch 13 / 100, R 1600 unframed
'The three Eucalyptus trees', 14cm x 10 cm, etch 34 /75, R 1350 unframed
'Towering over ruin', 15cm x 20 cm, etch 22/75, R 1600 unframed
'Nyguni', 20cm x 15cm, etch 88 / 100, R 1500 unframed
Ig N. Terblanche was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1978. His preferred mediums are printmaking and charcoal drawings though he produces artworks in various mediums and enjoys experimenting with new mediums and different techniques.
He studied at the Tshwane University of Technology (it was then known as the Pretoria Technicon) from 1998 to 2000 and he completed his National Diploma in Graphic Design. His earlier works were primarily landscapes. His works evolved with time to more figurative works such as portraits and works that requires the viewer to interpret the work through the viewers own frame of reference that was formed by the viewers experiences in life. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Pretoria, George and Cape Town, South Africa and he took part in various group exhibitions.
His current works are exhibited at Cape Palette Gallery in George and Trent Gallery in Pretoria. In 2013 he was one of the Top 100 finalists in the Sanlam Portrait Award and in 2015 the was one of the Top 40 finalists and part of the exhibition that toured through South Africa in 2015 and 2016. He lives and work in an old farm school between Oudthoorn and George in South Africa.
'Die Gedruis van Groot Reën' (Sound of Abundance of Rain) Drawing, framed, unframed size: 30cm x 85 cm, Price framed R 10 200.00
'Lig' ( light ) Mezzotint unframed size 14 cm x 21 cm , framed R 1 500
'Stroompie in die bos' Mono type print, 21 cm x 30 cm unframed size , Framed price R 3 600
'Untitled' 40 cm x 60 cm Drypoint unframed size , framed R 7 000
'Feet' 82 cm x 54 unframed size , framed R 17 000
'Drawing', framed R 7800, size unframed 53 cm x 33 cm
Hennie Meyer is a ceramic artist who uses the concept of repetition to cross over into the realm of installation.He makes use of multiples to create larger pieces. Conceptually he is interested in the diverse roles played by individuals in groups.
“Clay is a passion and obsession. Working with clay allows me to think.Observing a group of jugs in my studio sparked my first large scale installations in 2008. An invitation to make a number of extensive ceramic works for Qunci Villas, a boutique hotel in Lombok, Indonesia took these ideas further.”
The concept of repetition and variation are central to the successful Ukusela eKapa project that formed part of Cape Town as the 2014 World Design Capital.
Hennie studied ceramics in Australia and South Africa. He exhibits extensively, both locally and overseas. His work has been included in numerous permanent collections and international publications. Hennie and Heleen and their two sons live in Durbanville, Cape Town.
'Round ceramic plate' R1 470
'Wall vases' R380 each
Clare Menck, born in Durban in 1969 – lives and works in Piketberg (Western Cape) – obtained a BA in Fine Arts (Cum Laude) from the University of Stellenbosch in 1990; an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art (painting) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, at the University of Cape Town in 1991; a MA in Fine Arts (painting) from the University of Stellenbosch and Post-graduate studies in 1998 at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Dresden, Germany.
She is one of South Africa’s finest mid career painters and one of few who made self-portraiture her specialisation. Her delicate paintings hint at the intimate moments that we all experience. These moments are closely related to the artist, her family and friends, and have developed into a documentation of her public and private life. Michael Godby writes that Menck’s art is critically engaged with the materials of its own making. It is a meditative art. It engages with reality at some distance, either through the mediation of some form of image or through overtly constructed performance in the studio. In a very real way, this contemplative withdrawal to the studio reproduces the sense of alienation that is her invariable subject.
Clare Menck has been painting passionately for more than twenty years, focusing on subject matter, which at first glance appears to be the obvious and familiar yet on closer inspection and engagement with medium paint reveals a fresh and life affirming vision of the environments around us. Menck documents her own personal life that bears witness to the challenges and demands of balancing motherhood, family life and the desire to pursue a career as a professional and independent artist. She focuses on what she is most familiar with: herself pondering, wondering, swimming; the people she knows and loves, her children, close encounters and the environments she works in. Menck has refined her skills of observation, toiled with the images of other artists such Lucian Freud, Gwen John, Antonio Lopez Garcia, Gerard Ter Borg and Gustave Courbet, to name but a few, to develop an approach and vision that engages the eye, heart and mind of any viewer.
'View from Roben Island with freize of men' oil, 20cm x 20cm, R 6000
'Lagoon with shadow' R 6000
'Julia in a Cederberg Mountain Stream'
Africa has become the new chapter in my life and I have dedicated the last 15 years photographing this diverse continent. My dedication to my craft has been rewarded with publications in National Geographic, Deutsche Geo and many others. My photographs have won numerous awards including the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of The Year in 2011,2013.
Photography has become my life, it maybe a cliche but it is true. I live and breathe photography. No matter where I am, my minds eye is making photographs, it has taught me to see the world in a different light for that I am so grateful.
Printed on Canson paper. Unframed prices are A3 - R 1 000, A2 - R 2 500, A1 - R 3 500, A0 - R 4 500
'Bull Elephant (The Godfather)'
'Dune of fire'
'Dune 45 light and Shadow'
'Karoo Koppie and Trek'
'Parade of Elephants'