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Alyson Guy - "Courtyard Diners"
Oil on Canvas
W: 455mm x H: 530mm
This work is unframed
About "Courtyard Diners"
People always interest me plus trees & nature, so this courtyard of a restaurant with assorted groups enjoying the shady area told a story for me.
I appreciate all facets of life, the beauty of creation in all its diversity- so paint people (expressive faces & those that tell a story) flowers, landscapes, cats are a particular love also. Enjoy colour & texture, so oils is preferred medium though have worked in acrylic & watercolor, as well as sculpture in clay. Have been commissioned to do murals, landscapes again with the feeling of traveling into the picture. Often have a spiritual message in the subject matter and have written short notes as I have meditated on the artwork afterward. Being creative is very therapeutic for me and I know others that it has helped to be set 'free', so believe in the means of expressing one's inner self.
December 2000 -1st Solo, then each year thereafter joint exhibitions at Hermanus Art Society, Vermont Art Circle and with Group of 12 Women artists (Book Club) The latter ones generally with a theme & in 2008 exhibited "Miniatures". Have participated in various exhibitions in & around Hermanus & Somerset West over the years.Completed commissions for Dept of Tourism, Western Cape.. My 2nd solo exhibition was held at Bellini Gallery, Main Road, Hermanus with the theme "People & Places" My main emphasis was to paint portraits of the people with whom I worked daily plus friends in the community on Volmoed where I live & work. I was able to bless the staff by giving them their portraits as a Christmas gift - the joy & laughter that brought was very special. The official opening on 3 December was well attended & great fun with several sales also.
Senior Certificate Art, various art courses through the years
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