” I want to draw the attention of the viewer to the beauty of flowers, on a larger scale than normal Nature is truly inspiring – and the Creator is truly the greatest artist of all.” – Anni Angus
I paint and draw anything that makes me smile, in any media. I am and always will be, simply put – an artist. Inspired by animals, children and nature, I focus on what inspires me – the innocence and purity of anything naturally beautiful in its simplest form, and that which gives us hope and virtue in this hectic world.
With my most recent oil painting, I tried to capture the essence of sunshine, of the sun and the colours thereof, of shadows, of light and dark and the many hues in between. Yellow is a “happy” colour…
Life is all about transformation, changing and coping with the challenges as we go along. We live our lives daily in this frantic, unpredictable world. We cannot stop the winds of change that forever lows. We can only cope by embracing it, accepting it, rising up to the challenge and coming out stronger. That’s what I feel is.
And life is exactly like the stages of a flower, a flower that metamorphoses from a tiny bud, then bursts forth into a delicious aromatic spectre of strength and beauty, before ever so slowly wilting and fading away. Nature accepts change, and in turn, leaves behind a memory of beauty.
Artwork by Anni Angus from previous Bright Street Gallery exhibitions:
My name is Anni Angus. I’m usually a monochromatic artist who enjoys the technical side of drawing – that being pen and ink pointillism and graphite. But every alternate month or two I love to pick up my oil paints and paint again. I like to swing from one medium to another it challenges and teaches me. Life after all is a learning process.
When I paint though, I like to keep it simple. I like to keep a very minimalist choice of colours on my palette – that being mainly three colours, but never more than four. ln this case l get an overall softer effect when mixing them, and the colours seem to flow
into each other and the whole picture seems to “blend” together and come together almost effortlessly.
For the summer colours exhibition, I chose to do two big floral works in oil of my favourite flower – peonies. I love the flowing movement that peonies seem to have, their intricate petals and the “delicateness” of it, I also want to draw the attention of the viewer to the beauty of flowers, on a larger scale than normal. Nature is truly inspiring – and the Creator is truly the greatest artist of all.
I have called the one “Tranquillity”. By using only three colours I created various shades of green, grey and ochre. The shades of green grass, stormy clouds and sunlight. The tranquillity of sunlight shining through parting clouds after a rainy day.
The other one, “Awakening” was painted on a black background with four colours. The colours of a sunset and a sunrise, a brilliant beautiful soft light that bursts forth into a new day, giving everyone hope.
We are truly blessed to live here in the Western Cape, one of the most beautiful in the
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