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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Diane White

Dreams & Dreamscapes: – Latest Landscapes

The Dreams & Dreamscapes group exhibition is currently open to view, many more of Di’s latest landscapes are availible for purchase and on display.

Diane White INCOMING STORM
Acrylic on canvas 600 x 900mm
R7 500

Floral inspiration:

I have always been inspired and fascinated by flowers and their delicate beauty.

Artist Bio:

I love to paint an idea rather than reality.  My work is loose, in vibrant, bright colours.  Bold brush strokes excite me.  My way of working has evolved over many years, and for a long time now I have painted every day.  I paint a variety of subjects from landscape to figures, mainly in acrylics, inks and watercolours.  It is the flow and excitement of these media which inspire me.  My art encompasses who I am: always looking for new challenges and new ways of expressing myself.

I have a bold and dynamic approach to the creation of a new painting.  I take my inspiration from a landscape or an element from nature, and I internalise the image. 

The image becomes a feeling, then an idea in my mind which I translate onto canvas using bold brush strokes and bright, vibrant colours.  I then step back, I contemplate and compare with the idea in my head.  I refine, I rework parts of the canvas until I am satisfied.  And if, on viewing the painting the observer gets a sense of that feeling, I am gratified.

I am a prolific artist and even though my work is constantly evolving I have an individual and recognisable style.  I love to experiment so that I can grow as an artist.  I am always open to new ideas and techniques and am gradually becoming more involved with the contemporary art scene.

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Artist’s Résumé

Born and educated in Manchester, England, Di studied art under Harold Riley, one of England’s top artists.  She arrived in South Africa in 1971 and worked for many years as an architectural draughtswoman in Somerset West. After raising her family Di took up painting again in the mid-1990s.

Di’s work hangs in many private collections around the world. She is represented in various galleries in South Africa and has her own studio in Somerset West.

She loves to experiment with different techniques, styles and media so that her work is constantly evolving and changing.  Her dynamic subject matter includes landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, figures, portraits and flowers.

Di has been a member of the South African Society of Artists since 2005 and from 2010 to 2014 and again in 2018, chaired the Western Cape Artists’ Society.

Recent awards and exhibitions:
2019

Best Acrylic Award at WCAS (Western Cape Artists’ Society) annual member exhibition. Highly commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS Annual Merit exhibition. Participated in South African Society of Artists’ SA Art Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens.

2018

‘Best in Class’ Top Gem – Acrylic and Commended Acrylic in the Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) “Little Gems” exhibition. Participated in South African Society of Artists’ SA Art Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens and Greyton Art walk in Greyton.

2017

Highly Commended (mixed media) in the South African Society of Artists’ Annual Exhibition.

2016

Top Gem in the Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) “Little Gems” exhibition; highly commended (Watercolour) and commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS Annual Merit exhibition.

‘Best in Class’ Top Gem – Acrylic and Commended Acrylic in the Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) “Little Gems” exhibition. Participated in South African Society of Artists’ SA Art Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens and Greyton Art walk in Greyton.

2015

Best acrylic in Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) Annual Merit exhibition. Finalist in the Tollman Finlayson Art Award (Hermanus Fynarts)

Highly commended (Watercolour) and commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS ‘Across the palette’ exhibition

Artist, Di White

Sanet Visser

Vroegherfs
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
VROEGHERFS
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
WHAT SHAPES US
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. http://www.saart.co.za, 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
Linoprint
600x600mm
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.

Jane Barnes ABUNDANCE
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
FIRELIGHT
Acrylic on canvas 600x700mm
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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 available artwork by Jane Barnes displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery Exhibitions:

Jane Barnes BREAKING THROUGH
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes SUMMER
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes THIS IS FREEDOM
Acrylic on canvas 1200 x 1500
R12 960

Jane Barnes SEASPRAY
Acrylic on canvas 800x1100mm
R5 280
Jane Barnes Waking the dawn with my song
Acrylic on canvas 1200x1500mm
R10 050

Jane Barnes, Bringing New Life,
Acrylic on canvas 590x860mm,
R2 250

INCE MAREE

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
I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN
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
TROIS COULEURS: BLEU
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:

Ince Maree STRAND STREEP
Limited edition print
280 x 870mm, framed
R2 250
Ince Maree BERG REEKS
Limited edition print
280 x 870mm, framed
R2 250