JALAUN SCHULTZ

“Colour is an important element in my art and the feeling and mood that different hues and shades can convey and create.” – Jalaun Schultz


I am a self-taught artist that resides in Somerset West. Some of my earliest memories are of me drawing – to create has always been a passion of mine. However, it took o few years to get back to that desired place.
After obtaining a qualification in law and spending a few years working – I finally had the time to breathe and focus on creativity after my daughter was born, as I stopped working full time.

Jalaun Schultz TAKE FLIGHT
Acrylic on canvas, 380 x 760mm
R1 800

Painting for me has always been a joy – a need to express the astounding beauty that often surrounds us often in the small and overlooked things such as a bright yellow lemon from my tree in the garden. The incredible detail in creation never ceases to amaze me and being able to interpret a fraction of that on a canvas is owe-inspiring.


My style of pointing is realistic, with the occasional nod towards abstraction, to incorporate additional unexpected elements – even if it’s just in the background of o particular artwork. Finding the perfect balance between realism and abstraction is a process that fascinates me – a journey, not just to point what I see but also what I feel. Artists who inspire me hove perfected balancing these opposite ends of the scale.


Additionally, colour is a very important element in my art, as the different shades and hues can set the mood or feeling of o piece.

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More artwork by Jalaun Schultz featured in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery:

Jalaun Schultz
CONVERSATIONS FOR ALL SEASONS
Acrylic on canvas, 600 x 700 mm
R2 100
Jalaun Schultz
WINTER WEDDING
Acrylic on canvas, 800 x 900mm
R3 600
Jalaun Schultz HARVEST TABLE
Acrylic on canvas
560x710mm
R1 800
Jalaun Schultz
WAITING FOR SPRING
Acrylic on canvas
800x900mm
SOLD

Minette Kallis

About “Dusk”:


In January we visited one of my favourite destinations, Addo Elephant Park. It was a sweltering hot day with temperatures nearly reaching 40’C . We were on our sunset drive as this zebra crossed the road in front of us. He looked as tired and hot as we felt, certainly looking forward to the prospect of some cool evening air,
I could not resist the beautiful lighting and soulfulness of his expression.

Minette Kallis DUSK
Acrylic on canvas 400 x 400mm
R3 000

Artist Bio:

Minette Kallis was born in Pretoria and grew up in Durban.
She was interested in art from a young age and attended classes at the Gay Upton School of Art from age 9 until she matriculated in 1999. She earned a Honours degree in B. Information Science specialising in Multimedia at the University of Pretoria. While at university she studied Visual Communication, Design and
Animation. After completing her degree she moved to Cape Town where she pursued a career in Software Design.

“Growing up near the coast, I have always had a special affinity for the ocean, The movement of light and reflection, and the almost lifelike motion of white water fascinate me.
I love trying to capture the richness of colours and tones in nature with loose, fluid brush work.”

Artwork by Minette Kallis featured in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery:

Minette Kallis FALSE BAY WAVE
Acrylic on canvas 560x380mm
R2 700

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Diane White

Dreams & Dreamscapes: – Latest Landscapes

The Dreams & Dreamscapes group exhibition is currently open to view, many more of Di’s latest landscapes are availible for purchase and on display.

Diane White INCOMING STORM
Acrylic on canvas 600 x 900mm
R7 500

Floral inspiration:

I have always been inspired and fascinated by flowers and their delicate beauty.

Artist Bio:

I love to paint an idea rather than reality.  My work is loose, in vibrant, bright colours.  Bold brush strokes excite me.  My way of working has evolved over many years, and for a long time now I have painted every day.  I paint a variety of subjects from landscape to figures, mainly in acrylics, inks and watercolours.  It is the flow and excitement of these media which inspire me.  My art encompasses who I am: always looking for new challenges and new ways of expressing myself.

I have a bold and dynamic approach to the creation of a new painting.  I take my inspiration from a landscape or an element from nature, and I internalise the image. 

The image becomes a feeling, then an idea in my mind which I translate onto canvas using bold brush strokes and bright, vibrant colours.  I then step back, I contemplate and compare with the idea in my head.  I refine, I rework parts of the canvas until I am satisfied.  And if, on viewing the painting the observer gets a sense of that feeling, I am gratified.

I am a prolific artist and even though my work is constantly evolving I have an individual and recognisable style.  I love to experiment so that I can grow as an artist.  I am always open to new ideas and techniques and am gradually becoming more involved with the contemporary art scene.

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Artist’s Résumé

Born and educated in Manchester, England, Di studied art under Harold Riley, one of England’s top artists.  She arrived in South Africa in 1971 and worked for many years as an architectural draughtswoman in Somerset West. After raising her family Di took up painting again in the mid-1990s.

Di’s work hangs in many private collections around the world. She is represented in various galleries in South Africa and has her own studio in Somerset West.

She loves to experiment with different techniques, styles and media so that her work is constantly evolving and changing.  Her dynamic subject matter includes landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, figures, portraits and flowers.

Di has been a member of the South African Society of Artists since 2005 and from 2010 to 2014 and again in 2018, chaired the Western Cape Artists’ Society.

Recent awards and exhibitions:
2019

Best Acrylic Award at WCAS (Western Cape Artists’ Society) annual member exhibition. Highly commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS Annual Merit exhibition. Participated in South African Society of Artists’ SA Art Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens.

2018

‘Best in Class’ Top Gem – Acrylic and Commended Acrylic in the Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) “Little Gems” exhibition. Participated in South African Society of Artists’ SA Art Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens and Greyton Art walk in Greyton.

2017

Highly Commended (mixed media) in the South African Society of Artists’ Annual Exhibition.

2016

Top Gem in the Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) “Little Gems” exhibition; highly commended (Watercolour) and commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS Annual Merit exhibition.

‘Best in Class’ Top Gem – Acrylic and Commended Acrylic in the Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) “Little Gems” exhibition. Participated in South African Society of Artists’ SA Art Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens and Greyton Art walk in Greyton.

2015

Best acrylic in Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) Annual Merit exhibition. Finalist in the Tollman Finlayson Art Award (Hermanus Fynarts)

Highly commended (Watercolour) and commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS ‘Across the palette’ exhibition

Artist, Di White

Niki McQueen

Head full of Sky:

Head in the clouds and feet on the ground,
She radiates peace.
Quiet falls all around.

A child of dark, she radiates light.
The stars in her eyes and peace in her heart.
In the darkest moments, her soul shines bright.

HEAD FULL OF SKY
Pen, Copic, Watercolour and Ink on Arches 300gsm HP
47.5 x 61 cm, Framed
R 6750

Artist Bio:

Niki is an artist, graphic designer and communications coordinator, with a background in Marine Biology. As our country went into lockdown in March 2020 and the COVID pandemic swept the globe, she rediscovered and developed an old technique of making art using solvent printing and mixed media that she learned at school. Under the psychological and emotional pressure of a world gone mad, she found a way of staying sane through making art. This art is a manifestation of an urgent, unquenchable need for the expression of years of unspoken truths.


She has always been drawn to the places and spaces beyond the mundane, and she draws inspiration from surrealism and magical realism. Themes in her work encompass psychology, fairy tales, whimsy, humour and the macabre. She uses stock and hand-drawn images to create compositions which express her fascination with science, anatomy, biology, conservation and the human mind.


She sold nearly 100 artworks during the lockdown period, through social media promotion, including a number of portraits and commissions. She participated in her first exhibition in Cape Town in December 2020, followed by the Coming Home exhibition at the Imibala Gallery in May 2021. She is proud to have been represented by the Art@Africa galleries in 2021 and has works hanging in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Graaf Reinet, Somerset West and Hermanus.


In August 2021, she placed in the top 40 finalists in the Vuleka Art Competition, with her work currently on display in the competition exhibit at the Art.b Gallery in Bellville, Cape Town.

Niki McQueen

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Dreams & Dreamscapes group exhibition: Selection Day and Exhibition rules

How to submit your artwork for selection:

Enter online – Email images of your artwork:

  • Email us an image of your artwork with DREAMS & DREAMSCAPES as the theme to brightstreetgallery@gmail.com to reach us no later than Friday 20TH AUGUST 2021. Please remember to include the size, medium and title of your artwork as well as your contact details.
  • There is no entry fee for selection
  • Once selected for exhibition a hanging fee of R 100. 00 per work applies, this is payable on hanging day 27th August 2021.
  • The Opening event will be on Saturday 4th September 2021 @10 am, we kindly request selected artist to bring a plate of eats

– Bring your artwork to the gallery on Selection day 20th August 2021

  • Bring your artwork with DREAMS & DREAMSCAPES as the theme to Bright Street Gallery, 33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130 on Friday 20TH AUGUST 2021 between 10h00 and 13h00
  • Your work must be labelled clearly with your name, the title of the work, the medium and your telephone/cell number.  The selection will be completed by a panel appointed by the gallery owner, Di White.
  • Artworks can be collected between 14h00 and 15h00 the same day, or the following week. Upon collection you will be told whether your artwork has been selected.
  • There is no entry fee for selection
  • Once selected for exhibition a hanging fee of R 100. 00 per work applies, this is payable on hanging day 27th August 2021.
  • The Opening event will be on Saturday 4th September 2021 at 10h00, we kindly request selected artist to bring a plate of eats

Rules:

  1. Entries on each of the themes may consist of work in any medium: oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, printmaking, drawing, photography, digital, sculpture, ceramics or mixed media. There is no restriction on the size of a work. Artwork need not be framed for the selection, but it must be neatly presented.
  2. maximum of Five (5) works may be submitted for selection.
  3. Entries must be your own original, handmade, unaided work.  You may not submit work done in classes led by an art teacher, regardless of whether the art teacher has given permission.
  4. No images that are copied from the internet, television, film or other public electronic media will be accepted.
  5. Reproductions of any other artist’s work will not be accepted.
  6. You must either own the copyright to any photographic images you work from, or provide written proof that you have the permission of the author of the source material to use it in your work.  Please be aware that Plagiarism is a criminal offence, and that intellectual property is protected. Bear in mind that copyright rules exist for your own protection.
  7. All entries to the exhibition must before sale.  Bright Street Gallery will apply one-third commission to all sales (example: if you price your work at R 1000.00 the gallery will add R500.00 and the gallery price will be R1500.00 )
  8. To facilitate hanging, screw eyes must be fixed 20% of the way from the top of the frame with cord attached and the back of the work must be neat.  Boxed canvasses must be no less than 3 cm deep and the sides must be painted.  Bright Street Gallery reserves the right to reject any items it considers unacceptably framed or presented.
  9. If you need any form of electronic equipment to present or display your art, it must be supplied by you

We look forward to receiving your entries!