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Inas roots are deeply embedded in the Klein Karoo's Oudtshoorn district, South Africa. She now lives in Pringle Bay near Hermanus. Childhood memories, filled with values like honesty and integrity learnt from loving and caring parents, motivate a successful art career.
Ina le Rouxs philosophy about her art is complex yet simple: Grace, which I am fortunate to have plenty of, enables me to be creative.
Ina is constantly looking for new challenges to capture on canvas and finds her inspiration from the simple things in life. Not elaborate or complicated themes, but simple things like a deserted beach, a fallen tree, a mug filled with geraniums or a stretched-out landscape will inspire her to take up her palate knife.
I therefore love creating landscapes with energetic colours depicting the absolute beauty of our land and its contrasts.
She has undertaken commission for several projects and her paintings are admired both here and abroad.
I paint things that are dear to me and that tell their own unique story. Indeed.
Preferred Media: Oil and Acrylic
Education: M E Schler Art School, 1992 1997
Ruth Prowse Art School 1998
Rust and Vrede, Durbanville, 1998
Make-It-Visual Gallery 2001 & 2002
Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town, 2001
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, 2001
Onrus Gallery, Onrust, Hermanus, 2002 Leeuwen River Gallery, Wellington, 2002 Frame-Craft and Art Gallery, Waterfront, 2002 Bordeaux Gallery, Franschhoek 2003
Solo Exhibitions: Durbanville, 1993 2002
(1999 Sold out)
Awards: Selected to exhibit works at the 95th Annual Exhibition of the South African Society of Artists at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, October 2001
I exhibit my work at my gallery in Pringle Bay
Rust en Vrede Durbanville - 1998
Resident Durbanville - 1999
Malmesbury - September 2001
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - October 2001
Make it Visual - November 2001
Cape Gallery - 16 December 2001
Make it Visual - 26 April 2002
90 Vygeboom Ave DURBANVILLE - 11 NOVEMBER 2002
Bordoux Gallery Franschhoek - 10 January 2003 -20 January 2003
Cape Gallery, Church Street CAPE TOWN - 13 July 2003
De Kraal Gallery, Paarl - From 9 August 2003
Rosendal Galerie, Durbanville - 26 November 2003
Make It Visual Gallery, Welgemoed - 6 December 2003
Cape Gallery, Church Str CAPE TOWN - 14 December 2003
Studio d'Art Welgemoed Durbanville - 19 February 2004
KKNK - OUDTSHOORN - 3-10 April 2004 -
De Kraal Gallery Paarl - 28 October 2004
Rosendal Gallerie - November 2004
KKNK - OUDTSHOORN 25 March - 2 April 2005
Bordeaux Gallery Franschhoek - 15 July 2005
KKNK - OUDTSHOORN 2006
VOLKSBLAD FEES BLOEMFONTEIN 11-16 July 2006
ME Schler Art School/ Ruth Prowse Art School/ Dale Elliott
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