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Oil on Canvas
W: 600mm x H: 750mm x D: 20mm
W: 24" x H: 30" x D: 1"
Approx. Weight: 2kg
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About "The Shearer"
my pet sheep and his shearer
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Yolande Havenga (Stewart). Born 6 April 1975. Grew up on a farm in the Klein Karoo. Resided near Mossel Bay for 15 years, relocated back to the family farm in Uniondale with my animals: horses, ponies, cattle and other pets. I am the owner of a private horse sanctuary/rescue and Perdeskool where I teach horse riding, train horses, run a livery yard, etc.
Started painting in 1997, completed a distance learning College Diploma, which taught me the basics of art(2001). Thereafter self-taught. Completed a BA Health Sciences and Social Services in 2004 with Psychology and Criminology as my major subjects. I sometimes do volunteer work, consultations on crime prevention, psychological counselling, etc. Currently studying Art History 3rd year (UNISA). My paintings are a reflection of my everyday life, my reality, I like to paint genre paintings (everyday life scenes). I paint people (portraits), animals (pet portraits) and wildlife, objects and places I know and care for. My paintings are sometimes influenced by books that I have read or issues that are on my mind. My paintings, especially my still lifes usually tell a story,or, like the 17th century Dutch paintings I try to use objects as symbols to teach a moral lesson, for example, my painting of Bacchus and Bottled confinement, warning against the danger of alcoholism. My history paintings are also filled with a lot of emotion, stories, etc, although only appealing to a small audience. I do commissions for clients, which include pet portraits, family portraits, landscapes, still lifes etc
Some of my interests and hobbies:
Music (listening and playing piano)
Art and painting
Member of Southern Cape Association for the Visual Arts (SCAVA)
Southern Cape Exh at Strydom Gallery
Artist of the month at Artbeat Gallery
Village Art Gallery
Strydom Gallery South Cape (Winter) Exhb
Talita Art Gallery
Tolbosrus Art Gallery
Yolande Havenga Art & Craft Studio/Gallery
Vodacom Artists on sale
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