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Swirling into the art scene with a breath of fresh air and style that[0x1]s unique and totally her own, is Bron Stofberg, contemporary artist.
Bron uses oil based paints on canvas using a unique formula to create a reaction that flows, pulls, blends, speckles and merges and producing an amazing sheen that draws one in to inspect nose to canvas. Admirers are fascinated by the glossy "wet look" of the paintings always wanting to touch and run a finger over the surface. Brons art has found new homes in many up-market homes all over South Africa and many made their way overseas.
"It's unbelievable what oil based paint and an artist with a gift can do together" - Sally Kemp
In 2007, Bron was approached by Horak Venter, a top Interior Design company in Umhlanga who commissioned her to paint a custom designed piece of art for a Post Production House co-owned by Madonna, in Soho, London. The brief from the Decorators / clients was very specific, but restrictive from an artists creative point of view! They asked for two 4m long pieces using only green and white paints and incorporating the theme of the company - movies! Well, the challenge was set and so began her many sleepless nights! After a while, not only were the trees and grass green, but so was everything else!
She came up with the idea of a film reel graduating from light to dark green, heavily textured paint and was even able to use the company logo to give it a personal touch.
The final product was beautiful - 2 paintings, mirror images of each other running in opposite directions. They were then put on a ship and set sail for London!
Bron loves the challenge of being given dimensions, a colour brief and instructions to make it happen!
Each piece of her original artwork is custom made to size, colours and style choice of the client. This ensures that you receive a piece of art that is uniquely your own and never to be repeated. Clients are always amazed that not a single paint brush is used in her technique only the pouring of tiny bottles, palette knives, Hairdryers and other handy household tools!
In 2010, Bron was commissioned by The Legacy Group and Stephen Falcke to paint a total of 9 pieces for the Da Vinci Hotel - this is The new Hotel in Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Gauteng.
Bron has worked on corporate and residential projects for a number of top designers including:
Carol Cornwall - Cornwall International
Grant Webster - Fahrenheit Designs
Mark & Michelle Meitor - M & M Designs
Grant and Jan - Horak Venter
Leanne Van Niekerk
Publications and Editorials include:
Essentials Magazine 2010
South African Homeowner 2010 - Featured Piece for Shaun Pollock[0x1]s Home in Kwa Zulu Natal
Spill The Beans Magazine - Featured Editorial
The Mercury Newspaper - Featured Editorial
The Durban Magazine
I have also been interviewed as "one of the Featured Artists" in The Garden and Home Magazine 2010.
Kizo Art Gallery from 2007
Monart Gallery 2007
African Angels Charity Event at Chintsa River Golfing Estate 2007 - Chosen as one of the 15 fine artists in South Africa to Exhibit
Durban Decorators on Display 2007 / 2008
Decorex Joburg 2007
Homemakers 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2014
Decorex KZN 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2012
Nashua Art In The Park, Pietermaritzburg 2009 - One of 50 of South Africa's finest artists chosen by a panel of expert Judges
Durban Designers on Display - The Pearls, December 2009
Art Afrique Gallery from 2010
Gallery On The Square from 2010
Imbizo Gallery from 2014
Everyone ONE counts - charity event, August & September 2010
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