Matthew Cooke

I’m tying to capture those moments in our environment that uplift us and cause us to stop for a second.

– Matthew Cooke

Artist Bio:

Pen sketching and watercolour have drawn me into a journey into sketching landscapes, architecture and experiments.

Matthew Cooke
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS
Pen, Ink on paper 590 x 770mm, framed
R13 500
Matthew Cooke
WINTERY WARMTH
Ink & watercolour on paper
280 x 350mm, Framed
R1 950

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.

Matthew Cooke
LANDSCAPE
Pen & Watercolour on paper 420 x 320mm, framed
R1 950

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Melinda Brummer

ARTIST BIO

I was born in Johannesburg and settled in the Western Cape. I’v been painting professionally since 2016

My work speaks of expression and emotions. I use brushstrokes, pallet knife and Colour contrast to convey my message.

Melinda Brummer IMAGINE
Oil on canvas 300 x 400mm
R2 700

The 4 keywords for me is choices, freedom, satisfaction, humbleness.

The influences of Impressionism and Expressionistic Art is very visible in my work.

I paint portraits, wildlife, flowers, landscapes and sometimes still life too.

Artwork by Melinda displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery exhibitions:

PROTEAS by Melinda Brummer
Oil on canvas
900 x 1500mm
R7 500

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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

Jenny Dugmore

Artist bio:

Jenny lives in Somerset West, having recently moved from Hermanus. My aspirations to become a concert pianist were never realised and having studied IT post matric, I began a successful career in business, culminating in the creation of several start-up companies: FedEx Southern Africa, Dugmore Property Consultants, FireID (IT), Reakiri and Kuraflo (pharmaceutical), Scriptabl (IT security).

For relaxation, I attended art workshops in Provence, France as well as locally, in South Africa. Inspired through instruction by brilliant international artists such as James Bland, Tom Benjamin, Collie Whisson, Jennifer McChristian, Aine Divine and Wayne Atkins, I began actively pursuing art. I have been privileged to take lessons with talented local artists: Marie Stander, Oliver Scarlin, Christopher Reid, Shirley Howells, Willie Schlechter, Elize Bezuidenhout, Sonja Franz, Grant Woods and Willie Jacobs, whose input I have highly valued.

I am married with two adult children and five wonderful grandchildren. I am a passionate gardener fascinated with nature and paint realistically, primarily in oil and more recently, in watercolour. My beloved family and two adored cats provide inspiration, subject matter and support in my artistic pursuit.

Jenny Dugmore
COSMOS IN THE HERLDERBERG
Oil on canvas
590 x 840mm
R3 500

Exhibitions
2016/2017 PJ Olivier art Centre with Marie Stander Stellenbosch
2018/2019 Kalfiefees
2018/2019 Finalist in Bouchard Finlayson Tondi competition
2019 HAC First Friday Art Walk exhibition
State of the Art Louresnford

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Sanet Visser

Vroegherfs
Die jaar word ryp in goue akkerblare,
in wingerd wat verbruin, en witter lug
wat daglank van die nuwe wind en klare
son deurspoel word; elke blom word vrug,
tot selfs die traagstes; en die eerste blare val
so stilweg in die rookvaal bos en laan,
dat die takke van die lang populiere al
teen elke ligte môre witter staan.
O Heer, laat hierdie dae heilig word:
Laat alles val wat pronk en sieraad was
of enkel jeug, en ver was van die pyn;
laat ryp word, Heer, laat u wind waai, laat stort
my waan, tot al die hoogheid eindelik vas
en nakend uit my teerder jeug verskyn.
© NP van Wyk Louw

Sanet Visser
VROEGHERFS
Monoprint on paper
525 X 625mm, framed
R1 275

Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond’rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces…
Ughh, look at the spider


Bill Watters

Sanet Visser
WHAT SHAPES US
Monoprint on paper
525 x 625mm, framed
R1 275

Artist Bio:

Being a mother of four children and 5 grandchildren, she is influenced, as an artist, by people and their personal growth in life. She was born on a farm and the characteristics of farming inspired her, it demands endurance, ploughing the earth, preparing it, hard work, patience, and expectation. She is also a passionate endurance runner and road leader at Run Walk for life.

She completed a 3-year course, with a diploma at Ruth Prowse School of Art, in Visual Arts. Specialize in Printmaking. The creative process inspired her due to the magic feeling and beauty when you reveal your print.

Living out her passion facilitating art classes at Imibala Trust and De Hoop Primary school Somerset West. She facilitated lino printmaking workshops at Rupert Museum and AVA gallery. She is a facilitator for ‘Creative Interaction’ and ‘Early Beginning’ for Butterfly Art Project

Founded SA Art, an entity working for the benefit of emerging visual artists. http://www.saart.co.za, which was a finalist (3rd) in the South African Nedbank Arts and Culture Trust Awards 2004.

Project Manager for the Project of Art in Business for the Department of Economic Development in Cape Town. Commissioned to paint for the Department Economic Development art collection in 2006 (Art in Business) and 2010 (soccer).

Selected for International Art exhibition at the 14th Tallinn Print Triennial. Political Estonia 2006

Exhibiting and Curating various group exhibitions highlights: AVA, Branding Me KKNK, Cape Town Festival, Positive Suncity, Grahamstown Festival (2006) Currently exhibiting at Bright Street Somerset West.

More artwork by Sanet displayed in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery:

Sanet Visser
Re- Shape
Linoprint
600x600mm
R1 200
Sanet Visser
Into the Blue
Linoprint 500x500mm
R1 200

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