Anneke Potgieter

Artist Bio:

My art is an attempt at capturing the innate beauty of the natural world the flowers, plants, birds, and landscapes that surround me.

Watercolour and charcoal on paper
R6 750

I grew up in the’80s in Cape town, right at the tip of the African continent where the indigenous fynbos abounds. Without any formal training, I’ve been creating art in some form or another my whole life.
Having studied both culinary arts and linguistics, I’ve always had a love for creating something from nothing, be it with food, words, or paint.

Soft pastel on paper

Today I create artworks inspired by Nature in my home studio in Kommetjie. Using primarily soft pastels and watercolours, I try to capture the sense of joy and deep calm that my subjects fill me with.

My art is not a denial of the ugliness and injustices of this world but a celebration of the beauty that exists despite it. This beauty is free to all of us who are willing to see it.

Artwork from Anneke that was displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery exhibitions:

Anneke Potgieter ROSE HEDGE
Soft pastel on Canson paper, framed
R6 000

If you are interested in any of the artwork on display, contact the Gallery

Out of the BLUE: A sea of colour & texture

The Out of the BLUE group exhibition featuring Sculptural Ceramics by the students of The Potters Place is currently open to view at Bright Street Gallery.

This exhibition offers a wonderful selection of Paintings and Ceramic work. It truly is a sea of colour and texture. Whether you are an art enthusiast, an artist, an art collector or looking for unique gifts this season. Don’t miss this exhibition!

Participating artist – Painting:

Chris Butters, Belita Burger, Cath Duncan, Karla Duterloo, Vernon Fourie, Erna Groenewald, Norman Field, Ankia Joubert, Grant Netherlands, William Olivier, Michelle Oosthuizen, Anneke Potgieter,  Hanli Theron, Bert Touwen, and Di White

Participating Artists – Sculptural Ceramics:

Anja Appy, Petra Derksen, Jeanine Dickson, Debbie Hulme, Bronwyn Lewis, Renata Jerling, Cynthia Slattery, Lorraine Sykes, and Julie Willis.

The Exhibition is open to view until the 5th of March 2022.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10h00 – 15h45
Saturday 09h00 – 12h30

For more info:

Email: or visit
(+27) 21 851 2520
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130

All safety protocols remain in place including social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitising on entry.