Jane Barnes

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

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

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.

Jane Barnes ABUNDANCE
Acrylic on canvas
600 x 700mm
R2 700

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.

Jane Barnes
FIRELIGHT
Acrylic on canvas 600x700mm
R2 700


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.

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More artwork by Jane Barnes displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery Exhibitions

Jane Barnes BREAKING THROUGH
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes SUMMER
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes THIS IS FREEDOM
Acrylic on canvas
1200 x 1500
R12 960

Bert Touwen

Artist Bio:

Bert is a painter living on the shore of a large dam in the Elgin Valley of the Western Cape in South Africa.
When he retired from farming in 2000, he was able to engage more fully in his favourite pastime: painting. Working mainly in acrylics, his work has a contemporary feel with a graphical aspect as a result of his engineering background.
Bert likes cheerful images in bright colours, reflecting his optimistic view of life. Currently he paints mostly quirky large portraits or flowers that bloom around him.

Bert Touwen
AGAPANTHUS
Acrylic on canvas 1m x1.2m
R3 000

Most of his paintings are 1,2 meter square on canvas, large enough for accents in modern homes or business reception areas.

His work is permanently on display in the Elgin Railway Market, a unique venue near Grabouw offering food and entertainment on weekends for the whole family.

Bert Touwen FUCHSIAS
Acrylic on canvas 1m x 1.2m
R3 000

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Annette Du Preez

Artist Bio:

I am a retired Biology teacher and moved to Somerset West in 2005. I have been painting occasianally since 2002.

With Covid restrictions my husband and I were not able to travel much, so I started painting more often since the beginning of Covid.

Sitting on the veranda watching the Helderberg through the changing seasons, we enjoy the various vistas over a glass of wine.

Covid brought a lot of restrictions but there are also positives. So, no more painting procrastination!

Annette Du Preez
HELDERBERG VIEW
Acrylic on canvas, 400 x 700mm
R3 000

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INCE MAREE

Ince’s work has roots in her love for nature and our local ecology, and despite growing up far away from fynbos in Johannesburg she studied B.Sc in Stellenbosch.

Ince Maree
I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN
Oil on board, 200 x 200mm
R1 485

Focusing on Conservation Ecology and Botany. Having always had a passion for art she only started oil painting following a career in tourism and also having spent a lot of precious time with her two young daughters.

Ince Maree
TROIS COULEURS: BLEU
Oil on board, 200 x 200mm
R1 485

Some of her favourite subjects are landscapes and plants and you will often find her with smudges of Prussian Blue or Viridian Green following a painting session. Other interests include sustainability, cooking with organic produce and supporting local artisans and producers.

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More artwork by Ince Maree displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery exhibitions:

Ince Maree STRAND STREEP
Limited edition print
280 x 870mm, framed
R2 250
Ince Maree BERG REEKS
Limited edition print
280 x 870mm, framed
R2 250

MARK SANDERS

Mark Sanders
CHEETAH
Oil on canvas, 600 x 900mm
R3 000

More paintings by Mark Sanders featured in previous Bright Street Gallery exhibitions:

Mark Sanders
ETOSHA SPRINGBOK
Oil on canvas
400x1050mm
SOLD

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