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

Belita Burger

Artist Bio:

Artist Belita Burger was born in the Cape. From an early age, she showed her love of the arts. She started painting professionally in 1986, starting with mixed media, oils and watercolour. Belita has had numerous exhibitions in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town and many dual exhibitions with other wonderfully talented artists.

Since moving to Somerset West her reputation as an artist, illustrator and writer have grown. She has done many commissions and several of her works hang in private collections all over the world and in South Africa.

Belita Burger STORM OVER THE NAMIB
Oil on canvas 1200 x 900mm
R7 500

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Belita’s Artwork displayed in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery:

The Broken Earth Series:

How does one face a white canvas, as an artist? When all around us the earth we occupy, has broken in two… Gone! Thus the reason for my series of paintings:

1.The tree of Life: With the crumbling soil beneath its roots, it stands fruitless.

2. The bonds that bind us: Families move on. Ties have been broken as we watch them blow softly in the wind.

Belita Burger
The Ties That Bind Us
Oil on canvas Triptych,
500x740mm

3.    The scorched earth: The power of fire, the devastation it leaves behind and we are faced with the dead and dying earth.

Belita Bruger
Destruction of Fire
Oil on canvas
460x610mm

4. Rain over the Namib: A blessing to revitalise the dry earth.

Belita Bruger
Rain over the Namib
Oil on canvas
460x610mm

5. Far from the maddening crowd: Peace, beautiful peace.

Belita Bruger
Far From the Maddening Crowd
Oil on canvas
420x590mm

6. Paradise lost: When we look again, it will be all gone, we have to hold on to what we have.

Belita Burger
Paradise Lost
Oil on canvas
500x760mm

7. The eternal figure of Hope: Never do we give up. As we know: “This too shall pass.”

Belita Burger
The Eternal figure of Hope
Oil on canvas
700x700mm

ANNI ANGUS

ARTIST BIO:

As an artist my technical expertise is that of drawing, and in particular using graphite and pen and ink .

My pen and ink tree collection is created solely using pointillism or stippling – just a million little tiny dots made with a 1 mm archival ink pen . It takes an incredibly long time to do, but it fascinates me how the distance between each dot can change the tone and value of an image from afar . In this way I like to draw the viewer of my art in both ways – up close as being abstract impressionistic, and from afar – realistic .

As for my subject choices – I have always been a lover of nature and trees . Every single tree is unique and different – the older, the more gnarled and twisted, the more history it secretly holds. They have an almost spiritual mystery and awe about them that I find fascinating . They are indeed mother nature’s fingerprints of nature as no two trees are the same . 

They have taught me that it is a privilege to grow old, and age holds beauty too. .  Your face, just like that of an old tree, is marked with wrinkles and the lines of life – put there by laughter, tears, suffering and love.  Be like a tree – Conquer, thrive and survive, and wear your marks, scars and lines with pride.

I hope you enjoy my artwork .

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More Artwork by Anni Angus from displayed in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery

Grant Netherlands

“lf you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh

lnter Galactic Harvesting


Elon Musk has advocated that the survival of the human race would be voyaging to other planets,
such as Mars, to cultivate and create a living breathing planet to sustain the human race. As an important subject matter, I have conceptualised and painted in oils a depiction of this concept. Cultivation and development of the human race is high on the future agenda. My painting is a semi realistic concept including the sparse background showing mankind’s advancement to other worldly planets.

Artist Statement:

Painting is a wonderful way of going deeper into the beauty of the present moment. While painting, time seems to disappear as forms take shape on the canvas. There is a deep sense of peace in the creative process. The finished painting then becomes a record, a history, and physical evidence of the creative process in action. Subject matter, light, form and colour are key aspects to my work. I hope it is evident to anyone looking at my artwork that I have a profound respect for nature and form, particularly as it is revealed in various qualities of light and shade. Painting light and colour in its various expressions have been a passion of mine from the beginning. My approach is basically inspired by curiosity, dream state and consciousness. I primarily work in my studio overlooking the sea, an incredible source of inspiration. ? I embrace and find most styles and techniques interesting, and I explores many of them, incorporating them when I can into my work. Therefore my personal painting method is a combination of many techniques and of course my own signature! My work is regularly exhibited and sold in Abu Dhabi and the UK and have held regular exhibitions abroad.

INTER GALACTIC HARVESTING by Grant Netherlands
Digital collage and oil on canvas, 840 x 1180mm
R13 500

Artist CV:

Graphic Designer – Agencies/ Art Director
Grey Advertising, Scharrer Edwards, Edgars, y & R, 8 Seconds Branding, Wallscapes,
Launchit, MAD Advertising and Olgivy.


Concept Organisation, Development and Graphic interpretation abs Roll Out.


Lecturer
AAA School ofAdvertisinB, Damelln and The Art Foundation.
Lectured graphic design, Art history and Design principles.
EXHIBITIONS

  1. Abu Dhabi/ Dubai
  2. Luni Exhibitions
  3. Cape of Good Hope The Fort
  4. Art in the Park Rondebosch

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Niki McQueen

Head full of Sky:

Head in the clouds and feet on the ground,
She radiates peace.
Quiet falls all around.

A child of dark, she radiates light.
The stars in her eyes and peace in her heart.
In the darkest moments, her soul shines bright.

HEAD FULL OF SKY
Pen, Copic, Watercolour and Ink on Arches 300gsm HP
47.5 x 61 cm, Framed
R 6750

Artist Bio:

Niki is an artist, graphic designer and communications coordinator, with a background in Marine Biology. As our country went into lockdown in March 2020 and the COVID pandemic swept the globe, she rediscovered and developed an old technique of making art using solvent printing and mixed media that she learned at school. Under the psychological and emotional pressure of a world gone mad, she found a way of staying sane through making art. This art is a manifestation of an urgent, unquenchable need for the expression of years of unspoken truths.


She has always been drawn to the places and spaces beyond the mundane, and she draws inspiration from surrealism and magical realism. Themes in her work encompass psychology, fairy tales, whimsy, humour and the macabre. She uses stock and hand-drawn images to create compositions which express her fascination with science, anatomy, biology, conservation and the human mind.


She sold nearly 100 artworks during the lockdown period, through social media promotion, including a number of portraits and commissions. She participated in her first exhibition in Cape Town in December 2020, followed by the Coming Home exhibition at the Imibala Gallery in May 2021. She is proud to have been represented by the Art@Africa galleries in 2021 and has works hanging in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Graaf Reinet, Somerset West and Hermanus.


In August 2021, she placed in the top 40 finalists in the Vuleka Art Competition, with her work currently on
display in the competition exhibit at the Art.b Gallery in Bellville, Cape Town.

Niki McQueen –
Life Beyond Reason

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