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W: 1016mm x H: 762mm x D: 45mm
W: 40" x H: 30" x D: 2"
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Emotional Landscapes are portrayed using an Abstract Impressionist style, of the kind inspired by Turner.
I paint poetically instead of simply realistically. I aim to express what is not visible, rather than what is. The imagination is more powerful and engaging than just reproducing what we can see, or by taking a photograph.
The landscape can become evocative of subtle emotions through the conveyance of light, form and color. Color is simplified with light, line, rhythm and shape like music constituting an inherent language.
Paintings should be inspired by nature, but made in the soul of the artist.
Strong gestural and painterly brushmarks and tactile surfaces form largely abstract areas, contrasted with fine intimate details and delicate nuanced patinas.
The subject matter explores mans influence and connection with nature, the sky and earth. This is expressed by using an atmospheric effect
The finished painting is evolved through the application of many layers of paint. "Accidents" of the work enable the process to go deeper and refresh the art intuitively to find a more authentic voice.
The works are vehicles for contemplation or meditation. They create space for the viewers spiritual activity.
KZNSA Members Exhibition 2011
Prince Albert Art Gallery 30x40 Art Auction 2011
Prince Albert Olive Festival 2012
Strydom Gallery Southern Cape Artist Exhibition 2012
PArt Festival - Vunerable Landscape 2012
Strydom Gallery Southern Cape Artists Exhibition 2013
Prince Albert Gallery 30x40 Art Auction 2013
South African Society of Artists Members 2 Exhibition 2013
Summer exhibition George 45 - 2013
South African Society of Artists Members 1 exhibition 2014 - My painting "Lost Dreams" chosen as a poster for the exhibition
Prince Albert Gallery 30cm x 40cm Art Auction 2014
PArt Festival 2014
Prince Albert Gallery 30cm x 40 cm Art Auction 2015
Group "Crucibles" exhibition 2015, Prince Albert
"Entwining" was selected as part of the FAV15%(jury"s favourite 15%of the entries) in the August 2015 Boldbrush Painting competition
Karoo Moodscapes - solo exhibition 12/12/2015 Prince Albert Gallery
30 x 40 Art Auction 2016 Prince Albert Gallery 08/08/2016
PArt Festival 2016 "Something out of nothing" 23/09/2016 - 25/09/2016 (Contemporary South African landscape painters exhibition)Prince Albert Gallery
24/09/2016 Summer Sings exhibition, Longmynd Gallery Durban
17/11/2016 Buzzart KZNSA Gallery
17/01/2017 Character KZNSA Gallery
15/12/2017 Open Studios Prince Albert Gallery
8/07/2018 Open Studios Prince Albert Gallery
13/12/2018 Open Studios Prince Albert Gallery
15/11/2018 Buzzart KZNSA Gallery, Durban
01/07/2019 Durban July group exhibition , State of the Art Gallery, Cape Town
3/08/2019 Prince Albert Open Studios, Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert
3/01/2020 Prince Albert Open Studios, Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert
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