Jane Barnes

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works,

if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall

Jane Barnes SUMMER
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850

Artist statement:

My distinctive, abstract style is the perfect expression of my spontaneous response to the world I see and experience every day.
Each painting is full of energy and created with dynamic layers of colour. Just as in life, there is always more to discover if you pause to take a moment to look. My paintings are full of unexpected hints of what lies underneath, there’s a depth to discover.
I invite you to experience my paintings; to absorb what is seen, and to revel in the elicited response that I hope to stimulate.

Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850

Artist biography:

Jane Barnes has always loved to explore different ways to depict the world around her. This passion led to formal Fine Art studies, where Jane realized that she did not want to draw form, only put down colour. Through a personal journey of trauma during her studies, she found her unique voice and her own contemporary, abstract style.

Acrylic on canvas
1200 x 1500
R12 960

Jane has lived in both developed and developing countries around the world, and the distinct and rich cultural experiences had a profound influence on her art. While Jane drew inspiration from the landscapes and people, it is her intuition and connectivity to the people and landscapes around her that contribute to the depth in her paintings, and her choice of colours.

Acrylic on canvas
590 x 680mm
R2 700

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Gavin Millard

Artist Bio:

I have been drawing and painting from an early age. I took Art as a subject at school and earned a distinction. I had the choice of studying a Fine Arts degree at Wits University but opted instead for Architecture. After qualifying, I worked as an Architect for a few years and then decided to pursue a calling to full-time Christian Ministry. I am currently the Rector of Christ Church Somerset West where I have been serving for the past 17 years.
Painting plays an important role in my life and ministry. It provides me with a therapeutic outlet in what can be demanding work at times. In ministry, I’m constantly shifting contexts – one moment celebrating new life, and another coping with death… and everything in-between! I mostly paint abstracts in black and white enamel in which I wrestle with the “freedoms and restrictions” created by these extremes.

Inspiration behind Untitled I and Untitled II:

Gavin Millard
Untitled II
Black and white enamel on canvas
R10 000

I painted these works in the first weeks of “lockdown”. I was preaching through the Book of Job at the time. At one point, Job cries out in desperation: “At least there is hope for a tree… But a man dies and is laid low; he breathes his last and is no more.” Then seemingly out of nowhere, a shaft of light pierces his darkness. He questions: “If a man dies, will he live again?” This line of questioning in turn leads to the renewal of his hope for resurrection: “All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come. You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature you have made. Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin. My offence will be sealed up in a bag; you will cover over my sin.”
My paintings gives expression to the hope of life after death.

Gavin Millard,
Untitled I
Black and white enamel on canvas,
R15 000

Laura van Riet

I regard my work as a Joyful Celebration of our existence. -Laura van Riet

Laura van Riet
A Joyful Celebration
Oil on canvas

Artist bio:

My interest in art-making happened at a very early age.
Studied History of Art through UNISA.
Lived in Worcester for many years – inevitably became involved in the Hugo Naude Art Centre.
Dabbled in Sculpting at first – then found drawing more rewarding and decided to concentrate on Botanic Art for 2-3 years.
Fourteen years ago we moved to Hermanus. Here the light, colours and
magnificent beauty of our surroundings inspires me mostly to concentrate on painting instead.
Drawn to the changing shades and moods of the sea, our landscapes and
exquisite floral kingdom, my works vary in theme.
A style has emerged from the serious accuracy of Botanic Art to more
expressive, looser and abstract works.
Every painting/portrait tells a story. I welcome you to share in the many hours of joy I have spent in my little Hermanus studio overlooking the sea.
I regard my work as a Joyful Celebration of our existence.

Hanlé Barnard

About Him to the Hummingbird:

It’s a celebration of loss and the loose strokes and colours fade into a distorted shape with bright colours that playfully serves as fun antitheses to a loved one’s departure. The painting explores remembrance and finding beauty in pain.

Hanlé Barnard
Him to the Hummingbird
Acrylic on canvas
R6 000

Artist bio:

Hanlé fell in-love with art as a child and a great admirer of the philosophies of Duchamp who managed to break extensive barriers through his found objects.

She believes that philosophy and art share equal importance when portrayed on a canvas which she sees as a reflection of particular
moments or making sense of significant emotions.

Art is her way of expressing individualism and she is her happiest with a blank canvas and brush. The ideas for her works mostly comes as a dreamscape – and she prefers working alone with no disruptions focusing deeply on her work. Hanlé ‘s works as an award-winning actress, speaker,_musician and writer. Art is her first passion.

Hanlé believes art is an important part of her SeIf- and a_reproduction of passages in her mind. Her artworks has emotional gravitas and seeks to explore elements of freedom pain, remembrance and beauty.

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Lynne Menge

Artist bio:

Lynne was born and raised in Johannesburg, and studied in the UK before returning to South Africa. She joinied the Advertising Industry as a graphic designer and enjoyed a successful career progressing from designer to creative director for various Ad Agencies before opening her own company, Adrenalyn Designs in 2005.

Recently retired, and living in Cape Town, she is now focusing all her time and energy into painting in both oils and acrylics.

Lynne Menge
A New Dawn
Acrylic on canvas

Lynne Menge has also created a body of work titled “Seascapes” which reflect the power of the ocean. Water is the universal life force depicting flowing energy and motion. Water rejuvenates both body and mind and Lynne chooses dynamic compositions and interpretations to show the passion of movement that comes from this powerful source of nature. By emphasising the intensity of the tides one is drawn into the painting by its sheer energy and vitality. The use of vibrant blues, turquoises and viridians creates the feeling of almost being deep within the ocean. The formats are rectangular, using mostly the freedom of a palette knife to create movement in a sophisticated easy style.

Lynne Menge
New Growth
Acrylic on canvas

Most of Lynne’s work is inspired by the sheer beauty and power of nature, particularly the sea. Only a deep expression of the soul can create these dramatic paintings in oils. Lynne has been painting for many years on a part time basis, as well as experimenting with many mediums including metal sculpture works. Lynne is also available for commission work.

Lynne Menge
From Dawn to Dusk
Acrylic on canvas
R12 000

​Lynne’s work has been published in “The Collector’s Guide to Art & Artists in South Africa”, (compiled by Bronwyn Collard, The South African Institute of Artists and Designers).
Lynne was nominated as a finalist in 2016 Hermanus Fynarts Tondo competition.

Lynne Menge
Rivers Walk
Acrylic on canvas

​Over the past 2 years Lynne has completed workshops under the mentorship of Greg Kerr to improve both her technique and knowledge.