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Mariana is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
The versatile and eclectic art creations of Mariana Eksteen, stirs the inner being, even the purist watercolor critic. She also works in oil, acrylic, pencil and pastel. She has the ability to capture the atmosphere of any surroundings, from the historical United Kingdom, the harsh Kalahari Desert, up to uncharted, secluded Karoo scenes and precise personal portraits.
Her subtle translucent watercolors speak to the sensitive heart, while the dance of colorful acrylic brushstrokes excites your emotions.
A surprising feature of her work is that she enjoys mixing mediums and techniques to create astounding works of art with significant meaning.
She partook in numerous group and solo exhibitions, of which two solos in the UK was a highlight in her career. Approximately 45 of her paintings are represented in corporate collections throughout South Africa. She also used art as a therapeutic medium, and applied it in community projects to heal troubled hearts of orphans. She enjoys painting during live music performances.
Art classes for children and adults – Potchefstroom and Bethulie.
1998 Private Art-therapy, Potchefstroom
1999 Art classes at Roman Catholic Seminary, Bethulie-
2000 Private art classes, Bethulie
2001-2009 Art Therapy for Good Samaritan Hospice, Bethulie
2002 Art therapy for children in conflict with the law- Dep. of Social Development
1991 Studio Visio (group)
1992 Studio Visio (group)
1993 Studio Visio (group)
1994 Studio Visio (group)
Potchefstroom show (solo)
Fochville show (solo)
1995 Studio Visio (group)
1996 Bethulie Library (solo)
1998 Aardklop Art festival (group)
Group exhibition (Potchefstroom University)
1999 Group exhibition (Bethulie)
2000- Continuous exhibition- Fleur de Lis Coffee-shop (Bethulie)
2005 Continuous exhibition- Paputsies Coffee-shop (Johannesburg)
Continuous exhibition- Guesthouse (Cape Town)
Continuous exhibition- Dorpshuis Coffee-shop (Bethulie)
2004 Herne Bay Library Gallery UK (solo)
2003 Whitstable-Fish slab Gallery UK (Group)
2004 Whitstable-Fish slab Gallery UK (2 Artists)
Master Threads SA.
Metropolitan Council- Pretoria
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