Trushka Badenhorst,

To see is not necessarily to look, and to laugh is not necessarily to live.

There is really so much, much more …” – Trushka Badenhorst

Artist Bio:

With art at school, I started more than a decade after that with informal art lessons. Stopped for a long time, and started yet again.
Participated in a few group exhibitions in the past but the hunger to be FREE stayed, and in 2017 I started my full-time art career!

As an oil painter I recently stumbled upon charcoal and fell totally in-love with the medium! Also busy experimenting with acrylic, mixed media, recycle art and mosaics.

I’m really a broad-based creative – flexible,’pliable’ to change – redo, reconstruct, restore… The same reason why I mostly create to draw out an emotional response from the onlooker.

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CHIMÈNE TISON

Artist Statement:

“Nature and natural light feeds my soul!” – CHIMÈNE TISON


Through my landscape paintings, I try to convey how the scenery and light made me feel. Nostalgic, happy, grateful?


In capturing nature, I hope to remind the viewer of the simpler things in life. Those bringing us comfort
and calm. To ponder and return to a more wholesome way of living.


I layer in oils and love the ply-ability of the medium. Loose brush strokes, without much blending reflect
that nature as a whole is always beautiful even if some of its parts are not.

Chimène Tison VIEW FROM DEZALZE BIG DAM
Oil on canvas 520 x630mm, Framed
R1 950

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Melinda Brummer

ARTIST BIO

I was born in Johannesburg and settled in the Western Cape. I’v been painting professionally since 2016

My work speaks of expression and emotions. I use brushstrokes, pallet knife and Colour contrast to convey my message.

Melinda Brummer IMAGINE
Oil on canvas 300 x 400mm
R2 700

The 4 keywords for me is choices, freedom, satisfaction, humbleness.

The influences of Impressionism and Expressionistic Art is very visible in my work.

I paint portraits, wildlife, flowers, landscapes and sometimes still life too.

Artwork by Melinda displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery exhibitions:

PROTEAS by Melinda Brummer
Oil on canvas
900 x 1500mm
R7 500

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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

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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