Valentine’s Day: A Loveable History

Valentine's Day: A Loveable History

Ah, Valentine’s Day – a day filled with flowers, chocolates, and all things heart-shaped. But have you ever stopped to wonder how this day of love came to be? The origins of Valentine’s Day are a mix of romance, martyrdom, and a sprinkle of ancient Roman antics. The Rebel Priest: Saint Valentine Legend has it […]

The Impact of Studio Size on Artistic Expression

The impact of a studio size on artistic expression

The Impact of Studio Size on Artistic Expression -From a Large Studio to a Small Working Space. Reflecting on the Journey: From the Past to the Future As I sit here, contemplating the last few years of my life, I cannot help but think about how much has changed. Looking back over the past 10 […]

Ascending – a Painting about courage

Ascending Symbolic painting Take off and fly Blog Post Mariaan Kotze Art

Ascending – a Painting about courage. Time to step out into the unknown… All elements in this painting are symbols that enhance the story I portrayed in this artwork. The Bumblebee myth: Because of the myth that engineers have proved that Bumblebees cannot fly as their wings are too small for their bulky bodies, I […]

The Meaning of My Art

Art is my escape into a dreamlike reality - a peaceful, isolated world. I want to share this safe escape with onlookers and allow them to become part of it, if only for a moment.

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” H.P Lovecraft Like all people, I go through many emotions.  Like all people, I have ups and downs.  Like all people, these various emotions spill out into my everyday life.  Unlike all people, […]

Must-see Galleries in Hermanus!

Reflecting on my recent adventures to Hermanus. I highly recommend these Hermanus-based art galleries for your travel itinerary the next time you are in town!

Step out into the unknown

Step out into the unknown

The people that know me, know that I move a lot and I often step out into the unknown. Over the years I did several paintings with cars and these past few weeks I have revisited the theme. A few people contacted me and said they see I’m restless and a good friend called and […]

Decorating a bedroom in Saudi Arabia with African Imagery

Saudi Arabia with African Imagery

My artworks have travelled further than I have! I often smile about this fact, but a girl can only dream of the worlds her artworks will explore. To give you context, a client recently commissioned three artworks for his home in Saudi Arabia. How it happened: Recently, a client requested a series of paintings to […]

A busy art weekend in Gauteng

Mariaan Kotze Artist

A busy art weekend in Gauteng. Pretoria – 1 Weekend-  Exhibiting @ 2 Art galleries, Showroom Art Gallery and Johan van Heerden Art Gallery

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