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
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
Watercolour on paper
320 x 420mm, framed
R1 800

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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
Oil on canvas
590 x 840mm
R3 500

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

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

Mark Sanders
Oil on canvas

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Jennifer Johnstone

Artist Bio:

Jennifer was born in Johannesburg but grew up mainly in the Midlands of Natal. She went to Johannesburg for the first ten years of her marriage and began painting with Bill Ainsley, before moving back to Natal where she and her husband lived in Durban.  While living here she enrolled with UNISA and completed a degree in Fine Arts.  She moved to Knysna in l988 and then finally in 1996 she moved to Somerset West in the  Cape Western Province, where she now resides.

Jennifer Johnstone
Oil on board
400 x 500mm, Framed
R3 000

Artist Cv:



Unisa Exhibitions 1979 and 1981
New Signatures Exhibition 1987 N.S.A.
Solo Exhibition of Artist’s own Work – Portfolio Art Foundation – Durban
Knysna Art Gallery
Strydom Art Gallery
Erinvale Art Exhibition – 1996-2014
Chelsea Art Gallery – Somerset West.
Auberge du Payson 2006
Southern Wright Gallery
South African Society Of Artists
Portfolio of Artists Kirstenbosch 2007
South African Society of Artists merit Award
South African Society of Artist 2010
15th Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery. Sofia, Bulgaria. 2010
16th Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery. Sofia, Bulgaria. 2011.

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Linda Gotlieb


My art journey has really only just begun, after a 23 year corporate Marketing career ended in 2011. Regular art classes and workshops influence me and challenge me and I keep exploring and learning.

My inspiration? Seeing beauty all around me with “new eyes” since starting to paint. It’s in the shape and colour of the clouds, so different, each and every day, it’s in the look in my new puppy’s eyes, it’s in a face that I see in a crowd, and it’s in the beauty of what I see on my travels, which I photograph and use as reference material in my studio.
My art style leans towards realism, though, trying too hard to create detail is not my intention. I try rather to capture the essence of what caught my attention initially and inspired me to want to paint it.

Linda Gotlieb
Oil on canvas 600 x 800mm
R6 000

Member of South African Society of Artists (SASA) and Constantiaberg Art Society (CAS) Sales of art at various SASA Exhibitions, CAS Exhibitions, Royal Cape Exhibition, Elliot Art Gallery Auction, sales to private individuals and Private Commissions.

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More artwork by Linda Gotlieb from previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery:

Linda Gotlieb PINK PEONY
Mixed media on canvas
400mm tondo
R3 000