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Time to rewrite your reality…

Time to rewrite your reality…

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that: This quote by Baltasar Gracian is so true.  I want to share a few of my recent time paintings with you.     “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for...
Be more creative as an artist

Be more creative as an artist

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising and gave to it neither the power nor time.”  Quote by Mary Oliver  Be more creative: I often get the question...
Objects Transformed into Works of Art

Objects Transformed into Works of Art

  Ordinary objects become canvas when it crosses my path. I use “ingredients” salvaged from scrapyards and pawnshops. Sometimes my process is painful to watch as I have to cut a doll in half.  Broken items friends want to get rid of, often finds...
Kobus Kotze at KKNK

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. You will find Kobus behind his easel at my brother’s exhibition, the Kotze Art Gallery from Bloemfontein, at KKNK in Oudtshoorn...
Mannequin – Lady Labyrinth

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, whom has a Labyrinth at her practice. Click on the link below to...
The 1-2-3 of Creativity in my art

The 1-2-3 of Creativity in my art

  Blur the line between work and play: You can click on this link to listen to the same music I am listening to while I am writing this blog post, music always helps to get me into my zone while writing, while creating, however, I prefer less relaxed...
My Bunny Paintings

My Bunny Paintings

Up for “adoption”:                                          “Flutter-Bunny”  76x92cm R10500  And if you thought this little bunny...
Winds of change

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 days, weeks, even months before it gets to a point of breaking through, even then, I usually do not know precisely where the image...
Inspired by Matisse

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 Bank Art Gallery in Johannesburg. I took these images of my daughters, as I immediately saw the potential for paintings in...
To do or not to do

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 need to establish a business.  Part of our day to day`s activities is admin, marketing and keeping our...
Grateful

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 studio, and have light and space and chirping birds around me after a long while of occupying uncomfortable workspaces.  I...
My daughters featuring in my art

My daughters featuring in my art

Music – blogging, and my daughters:  I sit with a glass of  Kleine Zalze Merlot  – listening to beautiful music, unwinding after a rather productive day behind my easel. (Or is it “in front of” – I never know!)   I...
The best pencils ever made

The best pencils ever made

  As I am busy with a pencil painting, very much like this little one here, I decided to do a blog post about all (or some of) the pencil artworks I did. My first pencil artwork: This is where the first pencil started, almost 4 years ago, a miniature little...
Nests in the Clouds

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.  Gallery on Leviseur is a contemporary art gallery in Dan Pienaar Rylaan in Bloemfontein. The very...
Playing around with objects

Playing around with objects

Today I want to share a few images of my playful art. I just love it to transform found objects, old furniture, in fact, anything I can lay my hands on, into Decor items and functional art  I had such a great photo shoot in Rosendal in the...
Design: Jahwe Rohi Arabians

Design: Jahwe Rohi Arabians

                      From time to time I get the opportunity to collaborate with other creative people.              There is nothing more energizing than working in a well...
When time ran out

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: “From broken open to breakthrough”.  I got a few rugged canvases from a friend in Mossel Bay more than a year ago, I...
Broken open

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 in the Searles Manor building (a historic sandstone building, build in 1902) overlooking the harbor. Each time I sold an artwork, I...
Sugarman

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 that otherwise would not go together, abandoned and broken, they find each other and synergise.   I have a few...
Draw the Line

Draw the Line

I did my first pencil for marketing purposes for an art exhibition with the theme: “Draw the Line”. My daughter’s art teacher, Darrel Otto, also working under the name “Dotto”, was the guest artist for the exhibition. I added a few of the crazy, but very talented...
Inspired by my surroundings and the fact that I am at the sea, fishes keeps on featuring an the artworks I create while I am here

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