Charmé Southey

 “Art is a longing. You never arrive but you keep on going in the hope that you will” – A.Kiefer

The inspiration behind “HOMEWARD”:

“Homeward” During daylit hours there are strong bright colours . Orange is the last remaining colour of the day before night falls.. and it brings a fading landscape to life for a few minutes

Charmé Southey HOMEWARD
Mixed media on canvas
600 x 800mm
R8 000

I am best known for realistic watercolours. My art has been making a change in the last few years. Trying new techniques excites me and pushes me to new boundaries and ways to express myself. Painting intuitively brings out paintings I thought I would never do. It is about the process and enjoyment of creating art that I love. The flow of dripping wet paint and bold strokes….the changing of colours on paper using watercolours,  painting wet on wet.

She is an administrator of the International Watercolour Society of South
Africa and the founder of Country sketchers in Hermanus. Also a member of urban sketch groups in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

“I was in awe of the magnificent flowers and breath-taking
colours.” – Charmé Southey

Charmé Southey GARDEN GLORY Acrylic on canvas 870 x 700mm, Framed R15 000

The inspiration behind “Garden Glory”

The inspiration for ‘Garden Glory’ emanates from a recent spring visit to Elgin
Open Gardens. I was in awe of the magnificent flowers and breath-taking
colours.

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William Olivier

ARTIST BIO:

I grew up in Roodepoort, Gauteng and moved to Cape Town in 2012. I currently live in Strand, Western Cape.

William Olivier TRANSPOSED METAMORPHOSIS
Oil on canvas
1000 1200mm
R6 750


I have been practising art informal since a young age by drawing portraits and I wanted to obtain an official art education after completing my matric, but my future was redirected, when I obtained a bursary from a major steel manufacturer, to study mechanical engineering. During my studies, I kept my creative
side alive by making jewellery and selling it to students. Not having much time to practice art for the next 20 years, switching careers multiple times between engineering and information technology environments.

William Olivier
LOST IN CONTEMPLATION
Acrylic on boxed canvas 1000 x 1000mm
R4 500

I decided it was time again to invest in my passion for creating art. ln June 2016. I discovered my talent for creating sculptures during a ceramic and sculpture workshop. I have since embarked on a journey to
develop my hidden talent to transform ideas into sculptures and paintings.

My other passion is to capture by means of portrait painting, a moment in time, of a person. The moment
being an achievement in their career, a special event or a breakthrough moment.


Past group exhibitions and achievements:

. Top 40 Finalist VULEKA exhibition 2021. Atl Association of Bellville
. Top 250 Finalist Portrait Awards 2021, Rust en Vrede Gallery
. Sculpt 2019, The fiIelrose Gallery, Melrose Arch
. art@clocktower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (20’18-2019)
. Bright Street Gallery, Somerset West. (2018)


Jane Barnes

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works,

if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall

Artist statement:

My distinctive, abstract style is the perfect expression of my spontaneous response to the world I see and experience every day.
Each painting is full of energy and created with dynamic layers of colour. Just as in life, there is always more to discover if you pause to take a moment to look. My paintings are full of unexpected hints of what lies underneath, there’s a depth to discover.


I invite you to experience my paintings; to absorb what is seen, and to revel in the elicited response that I hope to stimulate.

Janes Barnes BRIDGING THE GAP
Acrylic on canvas, 800 x1100mm
R5 400

Artist biography:

Jane Barnes has always loved to explore different ways to depict the world around her. This passion led to formal Fine Art studies, where Jane realized that she did not want to draw from, only put down colour. Through a personal journey of trauma during her studies, she found her unique voice and her own contemporary, abstract style.

Jane Barnes
FIRELIGHT
Acrylic on canvas 600x700mm
Sold


Jane has lived in both developed and developing countries around the world, and the distinct and rich cultural experiences had a profound influence on her art. While Jane drew inspiration from the landscapes and people, it is her intuition and connectivity to the people and landscapes around her that contribute to the depth of her paintings, and her choice of colours.

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More available artwork by Jane Barnes displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery Exhibitions:

Jane Barnes ABUNDANCE
Acrylic on canvas
600 x 700mm
R2 700
Jane Barnes BREAKING THROUGH
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes SUMMER
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes THIS IS FREEDOM Acrylic on canvas 1200 x 1500 R12 960

Jane Barnes SEASPRAY
Acrylic on canvas 800x1100mm
R5 280
Jane Barnes Waking the dawn with my song
Acrylic on canvas 1200x1500mm
R10 050

Jane Barnes, Bringing New Life,
Acrylic on canvas 590x860mm,
R2 250

The Winds of Change – group exhibition is Open to View!

Bright street Gallery’s latest group exhibition features an eclectic mix of Paintings and complementing Sculptural Ceramics inspired by the Winds of Change theme.

Participating Artists paintings: Anni Angus, Jane Barnes, Lily Brannon, Maritza Breitenbach, Belita Burger, Norman Field, William Olivier, Anneke Potgieter, Jalaun Schultz, Charme Southey, Aiden Taillard, Linda du Toit, Bert Touwen, Diane White, Marion Langton

Participating Artists Ceramics: Anja Appy, Lorraine Sykes, Samarie Smith-Meletiou, Jeanine Bourgonje, Debbie Farnaby, Evette Kruger, Helen Wiggin, Ruby Tinelli, Bronwyn Lewis

This exhibition is open to view until the end of April 2022.

Gallery hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4pm

Saturday: 9 am – 12:30 pm

Email: brightstreetgallery@gmail.com or visit www.brightstreetgallery.com
(+27) 21 851 2520
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130

Open call to Artists: Be part of the Winds of Change Group exhibition

How to enter your Artwork:

– Email images of your artwork with the WINDS OF CHANGE as the theme to brightstreetgallery@gmail.com 
or click the button below and attach your images to the email.

or

– Bring your artwork with WINDS OF CHANGE as the theme to Bright Street Gallery,33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130 on Friday 25th FEBRUARY 2022 between 10 am- 1 pm

Selection Day and Exhibition Rules:

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Bright Street Gallery offers a range of contemporary artwork, with exhibitions on a range of exciting themes changing every 6-8 weeks throughout the year.  The gallery is unique in Somerset West by offering open selections to artists for each exhibition.



Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10h00 – 15h45
Saturday 09h00 – 12h30
For more information contact the gallery
brightstreetgallery@gmail.com or visit www.brightstreetgallery.com
(+27) 21 851 2520
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130

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