Inspired by Beauty Art Exhibition now open to view

Our heartfelt appreciation to everyone that joined us at the Opening of the Inspired by Beauty exhibition and Open Studios @ 33 Bright Street on Friday 24th June 2022.

The Inspired by Beauty art exhibition showcases the artwork of 15 participating painting artists:

Anni Angus, Jane Barnes, Daniek Brink, Chris Carstens, Norman Field, Stella Formanek, Sean McCormack,  William Olivier,  Emily Paradis, Janet Pentz, Anneke Potgieter, Elrien Schutte, Bert Touwen, Katy Yang, Diane White

And 7 Sculptural ceramicists from The Potters Place: Magdalena Cloete, Petra Derksen, Saskia Guy, Nicolize Mulder, Gerda Smit, Lorraine Sykes and Evette Kruger

For affordable gift ideas and artworks, we invite you to come and view this exhibition. The Inspired by Beauty art exhibition is open to view until the 19th of August 2022.

A special thank you to Christelle from Bonnivale wines for hosting the informal wine tasting on Friday evening the 24th of June 2022.

A huge thank you to Evette from The Potters Place, Andy from Hobby Spot and Erica from Jumpring_Jewellery_Classes for inviting us into your art studios.

Gallery hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturday 9AM – 12:30 PM

For more info: Email: brightstreetgallery@gmail.com or visit www.brightstreetgallery.com
(+27) 21 851 2520

Bright Street Gallery
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130

Inspired by Beauty – Join us on Friday 24th June 2022 @6Pm

Bright Street Art Gallery invites artists, art lovers, and collectors of art to join them on Friday 24th June 2022 for the opening of the Inspired by Beauty Art exhibition & Open Studios at 33 Bright Street

Participating Artists:

Jane Barnes, Daniek Brink, Norman Field, Stella Formanek, Sean McCormack,  William Olivier, Emily Paradis, Janet Pentz, Anneke Potgieter, Elrien Schutte, Bert Touwen, Katy Yang, Diane White and featuring sculptural ceramics from The Potters Place.

In the courtyard behind the gallery, the Open Studios at The Creative Collab on Bright event will be held from 5 pm on Friday the 24th of June 2022. Ceramics and pottery by The Potters Place will be on display, Jewellery, and student work from Jumpring Jewellery Studio & Classes. View Vintage Antiques from Junkie Vintage Huys and models and crafts from the Hobby Spot.

Christelle from Bonnievale Wines will be hosting an informal wine tasting.

For more info: Email: brightstreetgallery@gmail.com or visit www.brightstreetgallery.com

(+27) 21 851 2520

Bright Street Gallery: 33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130              “

Charmé Southey

 “Art is a longing. You never arrive but you keep on going in the hope that you will” – A.Kiefer

The inspiration behind “HOMEWARD”:

“Homeward” During daylit hours there are strong bright colours . Orange is the last remaining colour of the day before night falls.. and it brings a fading landscape to life for a few minutes

Charmé Southey HOMEWARD
Mixed media on canvas
600 x 800mm
R8 000

I am best known for realistic watercolours. My art has been making a change in the last few years. Trying new techniques excites me and pushes me to new boundaries and ways to express myself. Painting intuitively brings out paintings I thought I would never do. It is about the process and enjoyment of creating art that I love. The flow of dripping wet paint and bold strokes….the changing of colours on paper using watercolours,  painting wet on wet.

She is an administrator of the International Watercolour Society of South
Africa and the founder of Country sketchers in Hermanus. Also a member of urban sketch groups in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

“I was in awe of the magnificent flowers and breath-taking
colours.” – Charmé Southey

Charmé Southey GARDEN GLORY Acrylic on canvas 870 x 700mm, Framed R15 000

The inspiration behind “Garden Glory”

The inspiration for ‘Garden Glory’ emanates from a recent spring visit to Elgin
Open Gardens. I was in awe of the magnificent flowers and breath-taking
colours.

If you are interested to purchase any of the artwork on display click the link below to contact the Gallery.

Norman Field

Artist Bio:


ln 1956 I obtained the U.K. equivalent of a matric pass in art. This unremarkable event brought to an end my formal art training.

Norman Field WAITING FOR WIND Oil on canvas board 400 x 500mm R2 700


For the next 63 years, I became, like many others, an occasional weekend painter, using the age-old method of self-taught, namely trial and error. Landscapes and townscapes are my preferred subjects.
However, in 2019 I closed my architectural practice in Somerset West and began to paint on a much more regular basis.

Norman Field OVERBERG SOLITUDE
Oil on canvas
300 x 400mm
R2 700


I feel that this has steadily improved the quality of my work, which hopefully, can continue.
My only problem is that I might be running out of time!

Norman Field
PENINSULA Oil on canvas
400 x 400mm
SOLD

The Winds of Change – group exhibition is Open to View!

Bright street Gallery’s latest group exhibition features an eclectic mix of Paintings and complementing Sculptural Ceramics inspired by the Winds of Change theme.

Participating Artists paintings: Anni Angus, Jane Barnes, Lily Brannon, Maritza Breitenbach, Belita Burger, Norman Field, William Olivier, Anneke Potgieter, Jalaun Schultz, Charme Southey, Aiden Taillard, Linda du Toit, Bert Touwen, Diane White, Marion Langton

Participating Artists Ceramics: Anja Appy, Lorraine Sykes, Samarie Smith-Meletiou, Jeanine Bourgonje, Debbie Farnaby, Evette Kruger, Helen Wiggin, Ruby Tinelli, Bronwyn Lewis

This exhibition is open to view until the end of April 2022.

Gallery hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4pm

Saturday: 9 am – 12:30 pm

Email: brightstreetgallery@gmail.com or visit www.brightstreetgallery.com
(+27) 21 851 2520
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130