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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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

Linda Gotlieb

ARTIST BIO

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
INTO THE LIGHT
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
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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
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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
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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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