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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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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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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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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