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

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!

Maria van Graan

Artist Bio:

I was extremely privileged to grow up with a very creative an artistic Mom who supported me in my art from a young age.

I did art as a subject in school and did Jewellery design at Tygerberg art centre. I went on to study B.Prim.Ed Art at Stellenbosch University and since then have been inspiring young people to believe in their art.

After doing commissioned murals in Pretoria for years I moved to Somerset West and started teaching at Somerset College.

Maria van Graan
BREAD, MILK & HONEY
Watercolour on paper
320 x 420mm, framed
R1 800

It was during those early years of teaching that I started painting for pure enjoyment in my spare time; painting what I loved and creating works that I was proud of.

Maria van Graan
THE ROEBUCK
Watercolour on paper
320 x 420mm, framed
R1 800

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Matthew Cooke

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
WINTERY WARMTH
Ink & watercolour on paper
280 x 350mm, Framed
R1 950

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Pat Atkinson

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

South African artist Patricia Atkinson works in watercolours, pastels, oils, acrylics and mixed media with a variety of subject matters such as African wildlife, African landscapes and still life amongst others.  Many of her subjects have been inspired by travel around southern Africa including Botswana and Zimbabwe. Light and colour are two of her important elements in her paintings.

Pat Atkinson
AUTUMN IN THE DRAKENSBERG
Watercolour on Paper
580 x 700mm, Framed
R2 580

Patricia’s work has been influenced by various artists whose workshops and classes she has attended including Richard Rennie, Rosalind Chidell Braby and international artist Soraya French who is based in the UK.

Patricia has exhibited her paintings in the UK and South Africa and her paintings of Zulu women and African kraals were popular with overseas tourists visiting Umhlanga Rocks in Natal in the 1990s

Pat Atkinson
AUTUMN IN THE LITTLE KAROO
Watercolour on Paper
440 x 620mm, Framed
R2 550

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