Reflection on my Art journey of 2020

Reflect on my art in 2020

2021 – A NEW YEAR – A NEW STORY TO BE TOLD (Painted) At last… A new year, a new page, and in my case, yet another new town. It is 2021, 2020 might have been one of the longest, and simultaneously, in some weird way, one of the shortest years ever in my life.Nobody […]

Fishes in my Art

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

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.

Winds of change

When the time of your life is right your migration will begin

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 will end up once I put […]

Secrets Revealed: Images Of Hands In My Art

It is about making a difference...

Hands:  I cannot do this blog post about hands, without combining it with motivational quotes as each of my hand’s paintings are very specific in conveying a message. Quotes can express in words, what you feel in your heart. I try to capture a feeling in my hand’s paintings of compassion, understanding, giving, support, and […]

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 picture an old lady, asking her husband […]

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 I had in Mossel Bay. I recently moved out of this studio, now working from home, and supplying to other accredited Art Galleries as well as to my shop in […]

This is me, where I come from, how I think.

I was born on a farm cradled by mountains in the Aliwal North district of the Eastern Cape. My father Kobus Kotze is a well-known landscape artist. The hours I spent painting with him in his art studio opened my mind to art. My mother Joe Kotze only started painting later in her life. She […]