We are passionate about the arts and so are our artists. Cape Palette represents a variety of contemporary
South African artists in various medias.
We will gladly assist you in purchasing the right piece of art for your home, office or as a gift.
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Wars have left indelible marks and impressions on our natural and mental landscapes. Most marks deliberate, some inadvertent. All of us observe, examine and participate in this scarring. Charcoal translates well into a visual communication tool that can easily be erased and changed.
'Tenuous link' R 8 800
'Disjoint' R 6 530
'Way Out' Charcoal, R5 770
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.
'White Light' 30 cm x 30 cm , acrylic on boxed wood, R 4 200
'Hero' Acrylic on Board 50 cm x 75 cm x 4cm
'The mechanic and the Springbok' acrylic on wood 20 cm x 20 cm R 1 650
'The sacred frog' 25 cm x 25 x 4cm, Acrylic on board, R 3 000.00
'A tribute to an unknown maker' 30 cm x 20 cm x 4cm, Acrylic on board, R 3 000.00
'A Linnware vase and the sacred frog' 30 cm x 45 cm x 4 cm, Acrylic on board, R 6 700.00
'Pause: The dove and the vase' 75 cm x 50 cm x 4cm, Acrylic on board, R 14 000.00
Acrylic PaintingView Profile
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 grapes and figs' Oil painting framed, unframed size 40 x 30 cm, R 4800.00
'Wine grapes on old enamel plate' 30cm x 40cm oil on board, framed, R 4 200
'Soup kitchen Mandela Day ' oil on canvas framed , unframed size 60 cm x 85 cm, R 9400 (framed)
'Soup kitchen 2' oil on stretched canvas, framed R 7 900
'Red vase with Cape honeysuckle' oil on canvas 70 cm x 75 cm, R 8400
'Grapes on old plate' 20 cm x 30 cm oil painting, R 2 400
'Lemon and green leaves' oil on canvas, 30 cm x 40 cm, R 3 200
Oil PaintingView Profile
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'
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.
'Circle of life', Charcoal drawing, 25 cm x 50 cm, R 4 500 unframed
'Lig' ( light ) Mezzotint unframed size 14 cm x 21 cm , framed R 1 500
'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
'Determism', Monotype unframed, 20 cm x 30cm, R 2 400
'Do we truly see', Monotype 20 cm x 20 cm, R 1 500
'Drawing', 75 cm x 45 cm, R 12 000 unframed
'Faith' 52 cm x 36 cm, plate size, R 7 500
'Reaching the Unknown' 36 cm x 75 cm, plate size, R 10 500
'Opportunity knocking' 25 cm x 45 cm, plate size
'Freedom of movement' monotype, plate size: 25 cm x 45 cm, R 4 500
Printmaking, Drawing, PaintingView Profile
Mariette (Huysamer) Maarschalk was born in the Western Cape in 1965, but grew up in Johannesburg. In 2000 she and her family relocated to the Southern Cape, where they still reside on the farm Vaalkranz in the Mossel Bay district.
Most of her paintings reflect her own experiences in environments that she knows well, and understands – Vlees Bay seascapes, Overberg landscapes, Klaserie Private National Park wildlife/landscapes and portraits of family/friends. In 2015 her portrait of her mentor, Spies Venter, was selected as one of the top 100 of the Sanlam National Portrait Award.
In an honest, positive manner, she aspires to convey to the viewer her intense experience of colour, texture, light and shade with oil paint brush strokes on canvas.
She tries to convey to the viewer something of her perspective on life, and of her unique experience of it. She considers the process involved in the creation of an art work as important as the final product, because this process contributes significantly to its meaning. Thus different levels of meaning can be discerned by the perspective art lover, and she wants her work to challenge the viewer to interpretations that go beyond the purely superficial and decorative.
'October 2018' oil on canvas , framed R 5 330
Oil paintingView Profile
Guy was born on 22nd June 1961 in Knysna, South Africa. He was educated at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town where he received a Diploma in Graphic Design in 1986.
After finishing university, Guy was a graphic designer for two years in Johannesburg before working in the Timbivati as a ranger at Ngala Game lodge, Mpumalanga. He and his wife returned to Knysna in 1990 to help run a family farm, Buffalo Valley Bush Lodges.
He was Oakhill School’s founder art teacher (1992 – 1997). Since then he has been involved in local conservation ventures and now practices his art full time.
Guy is married to Jo-Ann, and they have two sons, Leo and David.
'Tentatively' wood cut, framed R 1 400
'Looking in' wood cut, framed R 1 400
'Moving on' wood cut, framed R 1 400
The word ' LOVE ' has for me, many associated meanings including the following - truthfulness, service, sympathy, compassion, tenderness, kindship, loyalty, restraint, welfare, kindness, understanding, playfulness, joyful, gentleness, optimism, tolerance, detachment, reconciliation, health, happiness, goodwill, freedom, perseverance, surrender, prudence, wisdom, reason, friendship, forgiveness, courage, patience, harmlessness, generosity, honesty, self awareness, peace, mercy, charity, vegetarianism, simplicity, silence, self esteem and beauty.
The fish image represents negative feelings like hate, envy, jealousy etc. and the bird represents positive feelings of love etc.
Wood cuts, 40 cm x 60 cm, unframed R 1 500
Over the years I have honed my skill as a draftsperson rather than a painter, and most of my compositions are monochromatic although I do love to create in colour as well.
The mediums that have given me the freedom to develop my unique forms of art are paint, pastels, assorted drawing materials, ink, mosaic and ceramic.
My art is a process of first-hand observation and “looking” at my subject, thus I enjoy working from the model for both figure drawing and portraits, although at times I do use my own photographic reference.
I explore a vast range of subjects, like faces, people, still life, objects and anything that I find interesting to observe and draw. For me subject is secondary to process and execution of any artwork.
Printmaking is a technique that I have fallen in love with and my work has a strong graphic quality, creating with ink on paper and overlaying with printed images.
My home art studio is based in Heatherlands, George, where I love to immerse myself in the creation of my unique artworks.
'2 bowls' Ink on paper drawing, framed R 4 560
'Lady and dog' ink on paper framed R 3 800
Printmaking, PaintingView Profile
Her artist statement : Estelle's interest lies in landscapes, portraiture and imaginary compositions based on mythological and literary themes.
In landscapes she enjoys the rhythm, colours, tones and forms which express the atmosphere and character of the land.
n portraiture she places the sitters in the context of a personal, social, historical and cultural background to tell their stories. These works are done in watercolours, acrylics and oils. She also explores her themes in a variety of graphic media, including charcoal, pastels, lino printing and etching.
'At the end of the day' unframed size 18cm x 13cm, framed R 1700
'After a good season' 18cm x 13cm unframed size, painting is framed R 1700
'Winter in the Free State', 53 cm x 43 cm, oil painting framed, R 4 600
Watercolours, Acrylics and OilsView Profile
Now here at 55 I am and was at a stage wondering and seeking what is my reason for being on this planet. It took me 2yrs doing administration work & getting a salary to realize, creativity is part of my DNA. Realizing that I (you) have a space in life to fill, so that I (you) can leave a mark of inspiration for the next generation. All art forms are there to give excitement and joy. I am fortunate !!! Since the age of Fifteen I have been in the field of arts & crafts, I was fortunate to have matriculated at the Pro-Arte school and studied Fine arts at Pretoria Technicon. Along my art route: I enjoyed two formal art jobs at Library & museum Services then Air force Museum as an artist depicting history. Took part in various group exhibitions in Pretoria, Harrismith, Stellenbosch, Randburg, Worcester, Canada, Paris(France), Paarl, KKNK, George and Riebeeck-Kasteel.
I have always loved to work in a variety of subjects: Flowers, Wild Life mostly on commission, Still life’s. Landscapes, Portraits also on commission. And THEN mostly the typical South African farm animals & birds, Geese, Donkeys, Cats, Dogs and Nguni cattle. I also love painting wall murals and furniture. I think most of the time I see and use my subjects for their compositional and symbolic value. For me it is a challenge & joy starting a art work (of say the donkey)in how to use its shape on the picture space, how the light falls, getting the right colours and textures. And in the end that there is life and warmth in the art work. I sometimes get anxious for how big the field of Visual art is and how quick time goes and everything I still want to do. I am very passionate about art history.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso.
'Donkeys' 15 cm x 15 cm, Oil on canvas , R 480 each
'Round bird paintings' 30 cm wide, R 1 200 each
Charcoal & pencil drawing & Oil PaintingView Profile
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.
Diane Johnson Ackerman
'Nyguni', 20cm x 15cm, etch 88 / 100, R 1500 unframed
'Rietbron home', 10 cm x 15 cm, unframed etch R 1 350
'Karoo church', 10 cm x 15 cm , unframed etch R 1 350
'Karoo Husie', 7.5 cm x 10 cm, unframed etch R 875
'Vincent', 15cm x 20 cm , unframed etch R 1 600
'The faint leaf vanished to light', 15 cm x 20 cm , unframed etch R 1 600
Painter and PrintmakerView Profile
On an expansive plain in Botswana, a cluster of ancient baobab trees stand like eternal sentinels. Before the walls of the Grand Mosque in Djenne, Mali, a mysterious, wraithlike figure approaches the gated entrance on his way to prayer. On a Lake Malawi shore, a solitary boatman braces before approaching storm clouds, clouds that turn out to be a swarm of millions of recently hatched flying insects. In Lalibela, Ethiopia, a robed priest clutching a priceless cross of gold, solemnly blesses his congregation as they enter the church, intricately carved out of solid stone. In India, at the junction of two holy rivers, the largest ever gathering of humankind amasses. Thirty five million people surge forward to bathe, led by thousands of naked holy men.
These are just a few of the timeless and mysteriously beautiful images captured by South African photographer Glen Green, who for the last 25 years has been documenting the diverse landscapes, peoples and ancient cultures ofAfrica andIndia.
” I try to show the side of Africa and India that most people don’t see, things that are culturally typical, but that may soon disappear,” explains the artist. ” Images that are simple, yet powerful are what appeal to me, and black and white is great for that.” With a South African National Diploma in Photography awarded in 1990, and a deep admiration for the work of such noted documentary photographers as Josef Koudelka, Sebastiao Salgado, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Green has travelled throughout Southern and Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Mali and India, creating powerful images whose unique qualities have drawn major interest from a broad group of international collectors.
This set of fine art black and white photography of Africa and India is now available for purchase.
Kolmans Kop photo printed on Hahnemuehle , limited edition R 2400,
This image is of a young member of the Karo tribe, living on the banks of the Omo river in Ethiopia
Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle cotton rag - Limited Edition
This image was made on a medium format film camera. The film was specially processed in a home made
staining developer. The resulting negative was scanned at a very high resolution, and printed with carbon pigment
inks onto the highest quality, heavy duty, cotton rag paper.
Each print is embossed with my logo numbered according to its edition.
This image is of the church of St George in Lalibela, Ethiopia.
It is hand carved out of a single piece of rock!
Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle cotton rag - Limited Edition
Printing, PhotographyView Profile
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.
'Mother nature' oil on stretched canvas 30cm x 40cm, R 3 500
'Interpretation I' Oil on canvas, 20 cm x 20 cm, R 1 350
'Interpretation 2' Oil on canvas, 20 cm x 20 cm, R 1 350
'Bag with water' Oil painting, 30 cm x 30 cm, R 3 500
'Glass scull with water' Oil on canvas, 30 cm x 30 cm, R 3 500
Oil & CharcoalView Profile
I work like the automatic artist of the Surrealist movement in that I trust my subconscious to generate ideas. The emphasis is on “magic, accident, irrational, symbols and dreams”. Like the Rorschach (ink blot) test, the material often suggests images and sometimes presents them in an unusual way. The image made depends ultimately upon what lies in the subconscious, elements of chance and the spirit of the times.
'Tilting the windmills' 35 cm x 31 cm x 14 cm, R 10 600
'Dancer' 37 cm x 10 cm x 7 cm, R 12 000
'Diver' 65 cm x 16 cm x 10 cm, R 23 000
'Hop skip heartbeat' 235 cm x 315 cm x .075 cm, R 9 000
Mandy grew up on a farm near Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, where she was inspired from a young age by the natural beauty surrounding her.
After studying graphic design in the early 80’s Mandy pursued a career in advertising. She then started her own business as a freelance graphic designer, specializing in book design. She created an array of beautiful books for several publishing houses, covering many diverse fields including wildlife, travel, natural history, cookery, gardening, history, arts and crafts. Her graphic design experience now compliments her painting career
In May 2007, Mandy picked up a paintbrush for the first time. She joined the South African Society of Artists in 2008 and has exhibited regularly at their annual exhibitions at Kirstenbosch. In 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 she qualified for SASA’s Merit exhibition, winning a commended award in 2013. Art Portfolio and Original Cape Art invite Mandy to partake in their regular group exhibitions at Kirstenbosch. The Grahamstown National Arts Festival in June/July has become an annual event. The Cape Gallery holds regular exhibitions in which Mandy has participated. Two of her wildlife paintings have been used in a BBC film series, titled The Crown to be released worldwide, in 2016. Mandy is represented by Fillingdon Fine Art, in High Wycombe in the UK.
Her hiking boots, together with a trusty camera, have clocked up many kilometres around the Western and Eastern Cape. This is where she gathers her inspiration. Mandy sells her work at galleries in and around Cape Town and also privately from her studio at home in Pinelands, which she shares with her husband Peter.
'Namaqua National Park' oil painting, 24 cm x 20 cm unframed size, 33 cm x 38 cm framed size, R 2 200
'WINTER VELDT, EASTERN CAPE (SASA, highly commended certificate)' 900 x 600mm, oil on canvas, R 12 000
'THE RAIN BIRD' 300mm x 400mm, oil on canvas, R 3 000
'TABLE MOUNTAIN AND THE APOSTLES (lower Lion’s Head walk, highest peak is the cable station)' 600 x 800mm, oil on canvas, R 12 000
For many of us what we do and who we are is two separate concepts but I have found that, being an artist these two concepts have become inexorably linked. Let me explain – when I am sitting in a restaurant drinking numerous cups of espresso (which I love) my mind searches for ways to remember this scene. I allow, wherever I find myself whether driving, talking to friends or listening to music to become part of my mind in order to put it onto canvas so that ultimately you may also come and live in my world. I do not paint because it is my work I paint because I “can do no other” to quote those famous words used by Martin Luther.
My art then is not only representative of who I am but of all who been in and out of my life – my parents, siblings, wife, friends, children, grandchildren and even those who challenged me and my art form.
I have helped many aspiring artists to find their own way some have left school and some still in school. I believe my gift for art is to be used to help others as well as to enrich my own life.
'Stellenbosch' Acrylic on canvas, framed, unframed size 40 cm x 60 cm , R 11 500
'Nyguni' Acrylic on canvas, size 120 cm x 80 cm , R 20 000
'Stellenbosch Wine Farms' Acrylic on canvas size 100 cm x 130 cm , R 26 000
Acrylic PaintingView Profile
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
'Round Ceramic Works'
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'
Oil PaintingView Profile
"If the journey is better than getting to your destination then one must take in the sights with pleasure. Whether its “real” or imagined there will be a need to “get it down" Transcribed on whatever mediums suits.
The journey can lead over hills, into valleys, into dark corners or humorous sun lights. To demarcate with a line is not in keeping with the free range available in art. That which interests needs to be explored and mulled over for, just as one gets older and looks back on life’s verisimilitude.
I, the artist, can say I visited that place. It was fun."
Card players 21 cm x 19 cm, Wood cut
Day rise 20 cm x 19 cm, Etching
Aeolion wood cut 1/20 R 2 200
'At the station' Lino cut R 1 800
'Bunch' Wood cut R 2 200
'Superman' Wood cut R 2 200 unframed
Wood cuts, Etchings and Litho PrintsView Profile
Zani Marais was born in Paarl, South Africa in 1971.
From 1992 she studied at Ruth Prowse School of Art, under lecturers Erik Laubscher and John Skotnes, majoring in Jewellery Design and Manufacture and completed with merit in 1995. During the course of her studies, she entered and won several design competitions and merit awards and participated in numerous exhibitions around Cape Town.
In 1996 she established her own studio workshop in Cape Town, accepting commissions and supplying retail outlets and Galleries in Cape Town and Gardenroute.
In 2005 she won the Carrol Boyes Functional Art METAL 2005 New Designer Search competition, for her prototype design of salt and pepper shakers titled “Crystal and Corn.” This gave her the opportunity to explore new materials and work on a bigger scale.
She currently lives in the Garden Route where she continue to custom make her own jewellery designs in precious metals and stones, as well as other materials such as wood and resin. She also enjoys making prototypes as freelance product developer.
She draws her inspiration from the beauty in nature, people, art and the material at hand. All jewellery pieces are handmade, from smelting the metal, preparing the plate, to finish piece.
'Oval copper bangle with oblong cabochon Garnet' 95g mix metal
'Round sterling silver and wood ring' Size U 8g925, R 3 300
'Red square sterling silver and wood ring' 9 ct yellow gold rivets size V 11g925
Jewellery Design and ManufactureView Profile
Leanette Botha studied Fine Art, Photography and Education at Natal University, Pietermaritzburg, Rhodes University in Eastern Cape, and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, respectively. Her work is represented in private collections worldwide and various publications include both photographic journals and exhibit catalogues in book form. In addition to her studio practice, she facilitates creativity, photographic and drawing workshops. She has curated group exhibitions, both at festivals such as the Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, and the Klein Karoo Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn, and currently curates and organises pop-up exhibitions at various venues in the Garden Route.
I have been drawing from an early age and have always wanted to make images. When I was introduced to photography as a student, I felt that I had found a medium that I related to immediately, since it re-inforces the essential practices of creative seeing and composing, it lends itself to encouraging a particular vision, inclining one to focus and limit oneself to what is visually essential. This dicipline has, among its many possibilities, expanded and enriched my drawing practice. In my photography, I try to focus on the quiet, meditative quality in what I see around me, working towards ambivalent interpretations and associations of form. I try and communicate a stillness, whether it is found in sculptural mass or ephemeral atmospheric conditions.
In my drawings, I try to develop, by engaging with the subject matter using a playful and animated line, a sense of the texture of surfaces, building up dense atmospheric areas, much like one would find in silver prints in photography.
The photos are 40x50cm print on archival paper will be R3800 each
'Fence' 83 cm x 54 cm unframed size, drawing is framed R 7 500
Medium is mixed pens on paper; from rollerball pens to permanent ink pens. I mix the mark making.
It is part of a series on fences that I have been making over the years, both as photographs and as drawings.
My method is to take photographs and make sketches of the landscapes that interest me and then put them together in a planning sketch, so the particular landscape is made up of various landscapes.
'Fence series' Ink on rag paper, R 2 800 framed, unframed size 30cm x 27 cm
'Flower series, Daisy' Colour photograph, R 3 000, framed, unframed size 20 cm x 25 cm
'Fire drawing' R 6 840, Pen on paper framed, unframed size 40 cm x 27 cm
Drawing and PhotographyView Profile
My work is about my world; the people, places and things I love. I enjoy capturing a moment – with a simple play of light, or a combination of architecture and people.
I believe in the fundamental principles and processes of art. This means a strong association with the historic disciplines of drawing and painting…
'Boy in a hooded jacket' Oil on canvas,60 x 85 cm, R 6 000
Oil paintingView Profile
Theo Paul Vorster was born in Oranjemund, Namibia, grew up in Paarl and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.
I started taking art classes at school and went on to study BA Graphic Art at The University of Stellenbosch (S.A) specializing in printmaking. I pursued Art full time from 1996 onwards.
Originally only focusing on silkscreen and etching, I started experimenting with Lino in 2006 as I was looking for other print mediums to work with. I loved working with the Lino and its three dimensional feel. The black and white print also allowed me to experiment with color.
Once the Lino cut is completed a limited edition of Lino prints are hand printed by me on 300 gram 50% cotton paper. I individually hand colour every Lino print with acrylic ink. The Original Lino is then colored in oil and is also sold.
This unique practice ensures exclusivity as a very limited edition is available to the local and international market. My editions are normally 15 to 25 per work.
Lino cutsView Profile
“This talented artist is a product of Michaels in Cape Town. Now well established she contributed to nearly 30 exhibitions since the 1980’s. Her distinctive abstracts, often inspired by landscapes, are characterized by highly sensitive use of colour. Worked intuitively, she creates layers of evocative and rich shapes, textures and colours.”
I’m now more intrigued by the abstract structure of a painting and the mark making process.
'Noise' R 12 000
'Frayed' 350 x 1m , mixed media on paper, R 8 850
'Tutu' mixed media on paper framed, R 7 600
'Woven Stories' 50cm x 50cm, acrylic on stretched canvas, R 7 500
Oil & Acrylic PaintingView Profile