We are passionate about the arts and so are our artists. Cape Palette represents a variety of contemporary
South African artists in various medias.
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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
Acrylic PaintingView 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.
'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
'Transitory II' (The Dumpyard, Calitzdorp) Oil on canvas, 40 x 60cm, R5 500
Oil & CharcoalView 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 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
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
'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
Painter and PrintmakerView Profile
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
Printmaking, Drawing, 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
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
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'
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.
Drawing and PhotographyView Profile
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.
'After the rain Kenton' 40 cm x 80 cm unframed size, painting is framed
'Overseers Cottage Table Mountain' 60 cm x 800 cm unframed size, painting is framed
'Tranquility in Kirstenbosch gardens' 45 cm x 60 cm R 4 200 unframed size, painting is framed
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
'Man in pink shirt' Oil on canvas, 60 x 85 cm, R 6 000
Oil paintingView Profile
Born 1961 in Harare, Zimbabwe, Philip grew up in Johannesburg.
Philip and school didn’t like each other for 12 years. They loved each other in years 13 and 14, std 9 and 10 at The JHB School of Art, Ballet, Music and Drama. He then spent 4 years as an artist in the South African Defense Force at the unit Shows and Exhibitions, where he learned to paint murals.
After the Army he studied Fine Arts at Wits Technicon for a year, worked as an illustrator for Americom Publishing House, learned sign writing and airbrushing at Horizon Graphics, painted backdrops for Bright Red Promotions and freelanced for Wallscapes Painting Studio. He was Assistant Lecturer teaching Graphic Design, figure drawing and illustration at The Johannesburg Art Foundation from 1990- 1995. This is where he feels he learned the most about art making,-“anyone who takes their art-making seriously needs to teach it. That’s where you grow.”
1995 Philip move to the Garden Route, George. One of the most beautiful areas in this country which is full of inspiration for an artist and Philip soon also fell in love with it. Philip named his exhibition “Localmotive” and will portray the things and places found in our area .
Philips art is fresh and unpretentious, just like him.
'In my garden' Oil on canvas , R 2 000
'Lucky pilchards' Oil on canvas , R 1 200, framed
Acrylic and 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
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
'Bergriver' Acrylic on canvas, framed, unframed size 40 cm x 60 cm , R 11 500
'Knysna heads' Acrylic on canvas, framed, unframed size 100 cm x 100 cm , R 26 000
'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
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
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.
All wood cuts are R 2 800 unframed , sizes are A3
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
Charcoal & pencil drawing & Oil PaintingView Profile
Born July 1st 1975 Discovery, Transvaal, South Africa Christopher Reid is an internationally recognized artist that paints everything from portraits to landscapes to wildlife. Reid paints in pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. His style has been described as “contemporary realism with an emphasis on color and depth.” He has won international awards for landscape, wildlife, portraiture, figurative, and still life paintings.
Reid was born in South Africa, but moved to the US with his family at an early age. There he studied art at the famous Savannah College of Art & Design. He founded an advertising firm to pay for college and worked in graphic design for many years before returning his focus to his true love of fine art. He moved back to South Africa in 2015 to spend time with family and explore his homeland’s scenery and culture. Reid now lives in Hermanus and teaches workshops regularly.
'Golden Gate' Pastel on panel , 45 cm x 60 cm , framed R 6 000
'His and Hers Cocoa' Water colour , unframed size 30 cm x 40 cm , framed R 5 000
'Look at the squirrel' Soft pastel , 45 cm x 60 cm, framed R 10 000
'Mountain Slopes' Acrylic on panel , unframed size 20 cm x 40 cm , framed R 3 200
'The Queen of Pela Graca' Acrylic , 45 cm x 60 cm, framed R 12 000
'Wave 75' Acrylic on panel , 40 cm x 20 cm , framed R 3 200
Pastel, Acrylic & WatercolourView 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.
“ Ian Coetser”
I’m now more intrigued by the abstract structure of a painting and the mark making process.
'Noise' R 12 000
Oil & Acrylic PaintingView Profile