The Winds of Change group exhibition – Latest Paintings by Di White

“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.” – Kahlil Gibran

Diane White DREAMSCAPE
Acrylic on canvas
500 x 800mm
R7 500

Showcased here are Di White’s latest paintings featured in the Winds of Change group exhibition at Bright Street Gallery.

Diane White DAWN BREAKING
Acrylic on boxed canvas
500 x 800mm
R6 500
Diane White PRINGLE BAY
Acrylic on boxed canvas
600 x 900mm
R7 000
Diane White BEACH SCENE
Acrylic on boxed canvas
1000x 750mm
R8 500
Diane White SUNSET I
Acrylic on boxed canvas
850 x 600mm
R7 000
Diane White SEASCAPE
Acrylic on boxed canvas
1000x 500mm
R7 900

If you are interested in any of the artworks on display, contact the Gallery or click the link below:

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

CATH DUNCAN

Artist bio:


As a therapist and self-taught artist, I’m interested in all the ways that art and therapy intersect and enrich each other. My artwork, therefore, reflects many of my personal struggles and triumphs and has also been an important part of my meaning-making and healing.

At the age of 34, I suddenly and unexpectedly lost B0% of my vision. I had to find new ways of seeing my world and making art. Given my experiences of loss and grief, and being a transplant recipient, adoptive mother, and specialist in grief support, I deeply resonate with the metaphors invoked by creative processes like collage, mixed media, and expressive paintwork. These are metaphors of movement and transformation, of breaking apart and coming back together in new ways, and layering pieces from different beginnings together to make something new that honours all the unique and rich textures in each layer.


The subjects of my artworks are the visual and sensory experiences that bring me feelings I love to feel and insights I want to hold onto – most often in the form of botanicals, natural landscapes, big skies, and windy days. I love to explore the different ways that I can capture and represent light, movement, and texture through different art mediums.


Cath Duncan BEACH THERAPY I
Acrylic on board 800 x 800mm
R7 020

My Beach Therapy collection of artworks is inspired by our weekend family trips to Noordhoek beach. The Covid pandemic has had a dramatic impact on my family. Even after vaccination, immunosuppressed transplant recipients are at high risk of severe illness and death if we get Covid, so our little family has had to keep our own unrelenting “lockdown’. Our weekend family outings to Noordhoek beach have become something of a therapeutic ritual that is restoring and sustaining us. Through the winter especially, we’ve delighted in the full sensory experience of the wide-open spaces, big and moody skies, wild winds, soft sand, thick mud, tingling salt, and frigid waters. And doing something together that we all love doing Is so bonding and nourishing. Every beach trip has had all of the same elements, in the same order every time… the longer-than-necessary drive to the beach, the same things we like to spot from the car as we journey, our beach sand and water playtime, and our stop off at the same coffee shop for the same crunchies to enjoy in the car on the long drive home. At another time in our lives, this repetition might have become boring, but amidst all the fear, loss, and uncertainty these days, we’re loving the predictability and reliability of this ritual. There’s one thing in the ritual that adds an exciting element of surprise and wonder… “our’ beach is dramatically transformed by weather changes. lt seems to have its own little climate quite independent of the rest of Cape Town’s weather, so you never know what the weather and beach adventure will be like until you get there. Unlike so many of life’s uncontrollable situations, this element of surprise comes with zero anxiety because EVERY weather and beach adventure has been beautiful in its own way!


Artworks by Cath Duncan featured in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery

Cath Duncan PROTEA I Mixed media 240 x 330mm, framed R1 350

Proteas are not only beautiful flowers. They are also deeply meaningful to me. They are very resilient plants that have adapted to survive droughts and fires. They have strong, well-developed roots, and the ability to resprout and reseed especially well after fires. Smoke and heat from fire trigger germination in the nutrient-rich ashen soil, and a new life begins again after fire, only more abundant than before. When we fully embrace the vulnerability and loss of the lives in life, and build within ourselves and our communities the character traits and skills that enable us to resprout, reseed, and thrive even more than before, that is true abundance!

Cath Duncan PROTEA II
Mixed media
240 x 330mm, framed
R1 350

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.

Belita Burger CAPE OF STORMS
Oil on canvas
500 x 800mm
R3 250

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

If you are interested to purchase any of the Artworks on display, click the link below, or contact the gallery

Belita Burger MORNING SUNRISE
Oil on boxed canvas
SOLD
Belita Burger STORM OVER THE NAMIB
Oil on canvas 1200 x 900mm
R7 500

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

Chris Butters

Artist Bio:


Recent paintings in South Africa by Chris are mainly watercolour landscapes. Chris, born in Cape Town, has for many years been resident in Norway and is now in Durbanville. He is an ecological architect, author of many books and articles on environment, energy and sustainable development, and university
course leader. He has lived and worked in countries including France and Bhutan in addition to Scandinavia. He has also translated Buddhist texts from Tibetan and is a keen organic gardener and musician.

If you are interested to purchase any of the Artworks on display, click the link below, or contact the gallery