I’m tying to capture those moments in our environment that uplift us and cause us to stop for a second.
– Matthew Cooke
Pen sketching and watercolour have drawn me into a journey into sketching landscapes, architecture and experiments.
Growing up I had a grandfather who painted very classically styled watercolour landscapes and I gave it a go back then. I lost the urge for a long time after. Last year’s lockdown and all the stress that came with it, together with inspiration from my sister who has been painting for a while now, spurred me on to begin this journey that has turned into a bit of an obsession. Working from my own Instagram photos as well as others that I find all over the place online, I have been thoroughly enjoying the combination of loose penwork and watercolour.
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To see is not necessarily to look, and to laugh is not necessarily to live.
There is really so much, much more …” – Trushka Badenhorst
With art at school, I started more than a decade after that with informal art lessons. Stopped for a long time, and started yet again. Participated in a few group exhibitions in the past but the hunger to be FREE stayed, and in 2017 I started my full-time art career!
As an oil painter I recently stumbled upon charcoal and fell totally in-love with the medium! Also busy experimenting with acrylic, mixed media, recycle art and mosaics.
I’m really a broad-based creative – flexible,’pliable’ to change – redo, reconstruct, restore… The same reason why I mostly create to draw out an emotional response from the onlooker.
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“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.
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.