Art 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 these scenes.  Here is the outcome.   I also […]

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Cats and Vision boards

Positive affirmation and financial intelligence

Not much to do with my art…  If I may…?! And this might be the most unstructured post I ever did!  I thought I knew what I had in mind for this blog post, and now that I sit in front of my computer, I feel lost! Information and visions: I think each of us […]

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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 decided that this year will be the year of being […]

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Nests in the Clouds

After a brainstorming session between Patso Nicolov,  Hester Hattingh  , Hanlie Kotze and Maritsa Barlow  , 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 capable Gerhalda Nel took charge and orchestrated the exhibition […]

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Painted Vintage Mannequin- abandoned…then recycled

And the virgin’s name was Mary   Once the center of attention under the spotlight to be admired, she has since been disposed of for there arose new trends that replaced her. But her life was long from over yet… she stumbled upon me, and I knew that I could revive her. Through my eyes, […]

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Healing hands, symbolic, emotional paintings

I had a new blog post ready but it felt so inappropriate with all the fires in the Garden Route and the storms in the Western Cape.  I stayed in Mossel Bay for 3 years, I know people affected by the devastating fires and my heart goes out to each and everyone there. All of us […]

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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 went on a “treasure hunt”, rewarding myself with […]

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