Sanet Visser

Die jaar word ryp in goue akkerblare,
in wingerd wat verbruin, en witter lug
wat daglank van die nuwe wind en klare
son deurspoel word; elke blom word vrug,
tot selfs die traagstes; en die eerste blare val
so stilweg in die rookvaal bos en laan,
dat die takke van die lang populiere al
teen elke ligte môre witter staan.
O Heer, laat hierdie dae heilig word:
Laat alles val wat pronk en sieraad was
of enkel jeug, en ver was van die pyn;
laat ryp word, Heer, laat u wind waai, laat stort
my waan, tot al die hoogheid eindelik vas
en nakend uit my teerder jeug verskyn.
© NP van Wyk Louw

Sanet Visser
Monoprint on paper
525 X 625mm, framed
R1 275

Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond’rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces…
Ughh, look at the spider

Bill Watters

Sanet Visser
Monoprint on paper
525 x 625mm, framed
R1 275

Artist Bio:

Being a mother of four children and 5 grandchildren, she is influenced, as an artist, by people and their personal growth in life. She was born on a farm and the characteristics of farming inspired her, it demands endurance, ploughing the earth, preparing it, hard work, patience, and expectation. She is also a passionate endurance runner and road leader at Run Walk for life.

She completed a 3-year course, with a diploma at Ruth Prowse School of Art, in Visual Arts. Specialize in Printmaking. The creative process inspired her due to the magic feeling and beauty when you reveal your print.

Living out her passion facilitating art classes at Imibala Trust and De Hoop Primary school Somerset West. She facilitated lino printmaking workshops at Rupert Museum and AVA gallery. She is a facilitator for ‘Creative Interaction’ and ‘Early Beginning’ for Butterfly Art Project

Founded SA Art, an entity working for the benefit of emerging visual artists., which was a finalist (3rd) in the South African Nedbank Arts and Culture Trust Awards 2004.

Project Manager for the Project of Art in Business for the Department of Economic Development in Cape Town. Commissioned to paint for the Department Economic Development art collection in 2006 (Art in Business) and 2010 (soccer).

Selected for International Art exhibition at the 14th Tallinn Print Triennial. Political Estonia 2006

Exhibiting and Curating various group exhibitions highlights: AVA, Branding Me KKNK, Cape Town Festival, Positive Suncity, Grahamstown Festival (2006) Currently exhibiting at Bright Street Somerset West.

More artwork by Sanet displayed in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery:

Sanet Visser
Re- Shape
R1 200
Sanet Visser
Into the Blue
Linoprint 500x500mm
R1 200

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Jane Barnes

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works,

if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall

Artist statement:

My distinctive, abstract style is the perfect expression of my spontaneous response to the world I see and experience every day.
Each painting is full of energy and created with dynamic layers of colour. Just as in life, there is always more to discover if you pause to take a moment to look. My paintings are full of unexpected hints of what lies underneath, there’s a depth to discover.
I invite you to experience my paintings; to absorb what is seen, and to revel in the elicited response that I hope to stimulate.

Acrylic on canvas
600 x 700mm
R2 700

Artist biography:

Jane Barnes has always loved to explore different ways to depict the world around her. This passion led to formal Fine Art studies, where Jane realized that she did not want to draw form, only put down colour. Through a personal journey of trauma during her studies, she found her unique voice and her own contemporary, abstract style.

Jane Barnes
Acrylic on canvas 600x700mm
R2 700

Jane has lived in both developed and developing countries around the world, and the distinct and rich cultural experiences had a profound influence on her art. While Jane drew inspiration from the landscapes and people, it is her intuition and connectivity to the people and landscapes around her that contribute to the depth in her paintings, and her choice of colours.

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More artwork by Jane Barnes displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery Exhibitions

Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes SUMMER
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Acrylic on canvas
1200 x 1500
R12 960


Ince’s work has roots in her love for nature and our local ecology, and despite growing up far away from fynbos in Johannesburg she studied B.Sc in Stellenbosch.

Ince Maree
Oil on board, 200 x 200mm
R1 485

Focusing on Conservation Ecology and Botany. Having always had a passion for art she only started oil painting following a career in tourism and also having spent a lot of precious time with her two young daughters.

Ince Maree
Oil on board, 200 x 200mm
R1 485

Some of her favourite subjects are landscapes and plants and you will often find her with smudges of Prussian Blue or Viridian Green following a painting session. Other interests include sustainability, cooking with organic produce and supporting local artisans and producers.

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More artwork by Ince Maree displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery exhibitions:

Limited edition print
280 x 870mm, framed
R2 250
Limited edition print
280 x 870mm, framed
R2 250

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

Corinne Erasmus

The Happy Struggling Artist

When l was a little girl, l was constantly drawing. Ponies and pretty birds and doggies and cats.

Corinne Erasmus CRESTED BARBET
Watercolour & pen on paper 310 x 400mm

Looking back, what surprises me is that I never even once dreamt of becoming an artist. Not even when I was lost in childish imagination, removed from The Grown-up World that demands realistic career choices, I wanted to be a mermaid. But never an artist…

Corinne Erasmus CAPE ROBIN – CHAT
Watercolour & pen on paper 310 x 400mm

The journey to becoming a full-time artist has been anything but boring, A roller-coaster-road-that-never-ends, dotted with the constant struggle to find balance. Balance between work and home. Balance between focusing on deadlines and long-term growth. Balance between finding the time to do it yourself and the money to outsource an aspect of your business. Balance between stability and chasing a dream, Balance between doing what makes you happy and turning that into something that puts bread on the table.

Corinne Erasmus SOUTHERN DOUBLE – COLLARED SUNBIRD Watercolour & pen on paper 310 x 400mm

On the days that I feel the delicate balance faltering (and the struggle outweighing the happy), l just paint myself a tail and go for a swim until things look better,.. So I got to be a mermaid after all!

The Happy Struggling Artist is a celebration of South Africa’s incredibly diverse wildlife.

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