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Mariaan Kotze

Carving out hope with Lazarus

Lazarus is the guy that creates the beautiful wooden objects I paint on.
I use his hand-crafted crosses and here and there, the odd wooden bird, as “canvasses” for my creations.

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Chapter One My thought process when creating my painting
Biographical Posts
Mariaan Kotze

Chapter One

The events in my life are some of my biggest inspirations for my art works. I love sharing my emotions, stories, and journey with my audience through my paintings.

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When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Fine Art
Mariaan Kotze

Fishes in my Art

Fishes make their appearances on my canvasses and other objects often, mostly uninvited but not unwelcome at all, as I love their symbolism.
For me, they symbolize so much, but, above all, adaptability and transformation.

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Mariaan Kotze

Kobus Kotze at KKNK

I am so proud of my dad, at age 80, Kobus is the festival artist together with Anny Maddock, a well-known artist from Western Cape.

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Painted Mannequin
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Mariaan Kotze

Mannequin – Lady Labyrinth

Lady Labyrinth (above) was a lovely project to jump-start my year with. Labyrinths Labyrinths:  The author of the book: Lunch with a Dragonfly by the psychiatrist Levern Mountany,

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Mariaan Kotze

My Bunny Paintings

Up for “adoption”:                                          “Flutter-Bunny”  76x92cm

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When the time of your life is right your migration will begin
General
Mariaan Kotze

Winds of change

My paintings hatch… bit by bit, starting as a little vague idea in my head, sometimes I walk with the possibility of an image for

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Art inspired by Matisse
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Mariaan Kotze

Inspired by Matisse

Henri Matisse In 2016 I had the privilege to attend an exhibition of  Henri Matisse with my three daughters and a friend at the Standard

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Mariaan Kotze

To do or not to do

As an artist, like most other artists, I’m very scatterbrained and struggle with routine. Although a lot of people assume that artists only create, we

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Grateful
Fine Art
Mariaan Kotze

Grateful

Can we still say it’s a new year? January is running out and the holidays are already just a vague memory. I moved into a new

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Mariaan Kotze

Nests in the Clouds

After a brainstorming session between a few artists, we decided on an art exhibition with the theme: “Nests in the Clouds” at Gallery on Leviseur. 

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Decor
Mariaan Kotze

Inspired by Wine

    “Let’s get drunk at midnight Listen to our favourite songs and kiss so much  that our lips burn.” -p.sc

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General
Mariaan Kotze

When time ran out

Today I want to share three paintings of a range of paintings I am working on for an art exhibition. The theme of the exhibition:

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Decor
Mariaan Kotze

Broken open

     One rainy day, almost two years ago, I was browsing antique shops in Mossel Bay. I used to live there, my studio was

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Commissioned Art
Mariaan Kotze

Sugarman

I have a few clients who challenges my creativity with each new project. I thrive on these commissions. Anything out of the ordinary, merging objects

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Biographical Posts
Mariaan Kotze

Commissioned Artworks

I get a lot of very interesting commissions, I want to share a few of the special commissions I did. Some clients become friends and

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Biographical Posts
Mariaan Kotze

Kyknet Ontbytsake Insert 2014

Earlier this year, Ontbytsake, a Kyknet Television journal program promoting local artists venues and tourism in South Africa, made this wonderful little insert of the gallery

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