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Antoinette is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Antoinette grew up in Pretoria, Gauteng. She studied Art and Design at the Pretoria Technicon Art School and was nominated student of the year in her final year. She worked as a professional graphic designer until 2000, when she decided to devote her time and love to what she adored most doing, painting and drawing. She is also a sculptor and jewellery maker, but these, as well as drawing in pastels and pencil, have now become hobbies.
Antoinette works in oil. Her art is characterized by its versatlity – themes are taken from landscapes, wildlife, seascapes, still life, portraits, nude studies – and vibrant, bold colours. A special love of hers is the sea - painting fishermen, fishing boats and trawlers, and the activity of harbours. Whenever time allows, one would find her at the Hermanus and nearby Gansbaai harbours, or on Struisbaai beach, camera in hand.
In her landscapes, one would become aware of her very fine observation of the land and all its beauty, colour and splendour. She manages to bring to life the vast expanse of an Overberg farm scene with its wheatfields, workers'cottages and the ever present windmill, the ochre colours of Free State maize or the empty desolation of the Little Karoo veld set against blue mountains in the distance. She is also successful as a mural painter.
Her work is loved, adored and sought after by many, perhaps because of its honesty and simplicity, its vibrancy, and perhaps because her total devotion to what she does, is evident in every stroke of the brush. Small wonder that she has work held in private collections locally and all over the world. This has become true very literally recently, since she was commissioned to supply seven Safmarine vessels which sail the oceans of the world, with a number of paintings on different subjects each. The first batch of these oils were assigned to the brand new Safmarine Ngami under command of Captain Louise Angel, the first South African woman to captain a container vessel.
Antoinette lives and works in Onrus River, close to beautiful Hermanus in the Western Cape. Her work can be viewed at her studio at any time.
Antoinette Ohlenschlager Art Studio
KKNK - Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees
Grahamstown National Arts Festival
Riverside Art - Pretoria
Galleries in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Britz, Rustenburg, Hartebeespoort, Parys / Free State, Port Elizabeth, Mossel B ay, Durbanville, Tygerberg, Somerset West, Onrus River / Hermanus etc.
Art & Design - Pretoria Technicon Art School
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