Dino-fish - Ceolacanth
Dino-fish - Ceolacanth
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Pen, ink, pencil, tea
W: 500mm x H: 900mm x D: 2mm
W: 20" x H: 35" x D:
Approx. Weight: 0.5kg
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About "Dino-fish - Ceolacanth"
The primitive-looking coelacanth (pronounced SEEL-uh-kanth) was thought to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But in 1938 a speciman was discovery in South Africa on a fishing trawler in East London harbor by museum curator Marjorie Latimer.
This artwork is an ode to Marjorie Courtney-Latimer. Extracts of her letters and facts pertaining to the discovery are hand written on the body of the fish, whilsts the background depicts a map of the Eastern Cape
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I've been drawing and painting as far back as recollection allows, attending informal art classes with respected artist Rae Bauer since school going age and throughout my primary school years. Tertiary education included studying Theatre Technology and Fine Art at Wits Technikon.
Working life in summary includes a stint as an illustrator for Upbeat youth educational magazine, special needs teacher aide and informal art teacher, 15 years as an Art & Persian Rug Exhibition Organizer & Coordinator.
I have taken part in numerous exhibitions in Johannesburg, East London, Grahamstown and New Zealand. My artwork is in private and corporate collections in South Africa, Zambia, USA, New Zealand, UK, China, Australia and Spain.
A strong affinity to both Africa and New Zealand - the people, culture and nature - are reflected in many of my artworks. Conservation is something I am passionate about and many of my artworks in that genre are outspoken and confrontational about the ills of human distruction.
Although oil painting is a predominant medium, I love the simplicity of drawing and find value in its purity. I enjoy the unleashing of creativity through the use of unconventional organic pigments and drawing tools, often using coffee, tea and turmeric etc as grounds for graphite or charcoal sketches.
The desire to create and ability to exact that drive, is a gift bestowed by the Creator - to whom I give praise and my unending thanks.
Most recent exhibitions:
•October 2017: Gonubie Lions Exhibition in aid of Carel du Toit Centre for the deaf.
•September 2017: Jikeleza Festival, East London Wild Coast
•August 2017: Ann Bryant Art Gallery - EL Fine Art Society "Peep Show" Exhibition
•July 2017: Grahamstown Festival - Dep. Art & Culture Exhibition at Albany Museum
•May 2017: Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House - EL Fine Art Society "Anything But Painting Exhibition
•November 2015: Ann Bryant Art Gallery - EL Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition
Ann Bryant Art Gallery - EL Fine Art Society "Peep Show" Exhibition
Ann Bryant Art Gallery - EL Fine Art Society "Anything But Painting" Exhibition
•November 2014: Ann Bryant Art Gallery - EL Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition
•August 2014: Ann Bryant Art Gallery - EL Fine Art Society "Peep Show" Exhibition
•July 2014: Grahamstown Festival - Dep. Art & Culture Exhibition at Albany Museum
•May 2014: Ann Bryant Art Gallery - EL Fine Art Society "Anything But Painting" Exhibition
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