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Leonie Brown - "The Secret Place"

"The Secret Place"

The Secret Place
Oil on Canvas, US$ 2,222

The Secret Place

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Oil on Canvas
Oil on canvas + encaustic + inks

W: 1200mm x H: 1800mm x D: 44mm
W: 47" x H: 71" x D: 2"

Approx. Weight: 5kg

This work is unframed


US$ 2,222 SOLD


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About "The Secret Place"

I have a secret place...

Sometimes its in my head, sometimes its out in the field riding my horse, listening to the whisper of the wind. My mind and life is sometimes like the north wind:A strong, continuous wind blowing down from the northern hills, and while it is cool it always drives away rain. Sometimes the wind is violent and active, like my mind. I find no peace there.

The bible talks about the storm wind breaking the rocks before it, but after that comes the still small voice:
...'and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.'

That is the place where I want to hide my head under my mantle and just listen quietly. A place where there is no pressure to make decisions, no voices shouting and demanding. A secret Place.

In this painting I used different Blues to symbolize celestial truth. Its only in that secret place that I find truth and trust. Blue is the color of a hidden message with a deeper meaning that is below the surface. The viewer stand inside a river of blue that symbolizes law, commandments, grace and revelation. A river of healing.

When I stand in the river of truth I can get healed from the past. The past or pain is symbolized by the use of orange which reminds me of the heat of a fire. In order to heal a wound must be cauterized. I can endure and with endurance come strength and wisdom.

Leonie Brown

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About Leonie

Leonie Brown

How I Create

The brightness of oils is mixed with the soft translucency of encaustics (wax), and creates hidden messages and layers below. The layering gives the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin-smooth surface through touch. The wax layers get more and more translucent through the warmth emanating from the exploring human hand. The viewer becomes a part of the slow change and clarity of the if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind. There is a strange ethereal beauty to these paintings, as if made from air.

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Price Range

US$ 54-2,662



Exhibition History:
Bright Street Gallery SOLO, Somerset West, Cape Town
LifeArt Studio, Durbanville, Cape Town

Freshly Brought, Wellington
Meerendal Art Gallery, Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville, CT
Winter Life Exhibition, Fish hoek, CT
Boldbrush August Competition

2016 Freshly Brought, Wellington
2016 Winter Life Exhibition, Fish Hoek
2014 Art at Constantia, Groot Constantia Art Gallery
2013 Rosendal Art Gallery
2013 Philadelphia Art Gallery
2012 Philadelphia Art Gallery
2011 Bay Hotel Art Gallery
2011 Junction Art Gallery
2009 Orange Cactus Gallery, Big Bay, Cape Town
Interview with CCFM
Interview with RSG
Die Meul, Philadelphia, Cape Town on 28 November 2009
Die Meul, Philadelphia, Cape Town
RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, Cape Town
De Brak Gallery, Groot Brak, Eastern Cape
The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Cayman Islands
Johannesburg Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show
RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, Cape Town
Evita se Perron, Darling, Western Cape
RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, Cape Town
OBZ Cafe, Cape Town
Interview with CCFM
Interview with Tygerburger
Before 2006
Potchefstroom Talent festival
Rolfes Impressions
National Volkskas Atelier * Winner in Fine Art Catagory
Total Exhibition for Young Artists
Potchefstroom Art Festival
Lichtenburg Art Festival
V & A Waterfront
Desire Resnick Art Gallery


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