on the rocks
Oil on Canvas,
on the rocks
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W: 575mm x H: 780mm x D: 3mm
W: 23" x H: 31" x D:
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The play of light and shadow on the subjects that I paint appeals to me.
Where light project contrasting deep shadows and the way it falls in and around the subject matter facinate and inspires me.
The back ground, the layout thereof and certain details are points that I look for when approaching a subject.
The paintings predict a sence of calm and an experience on a personal level.
1980: Standard Bank New Signatures
1981: Standard Bank New Signatures
1981: Ivan Solomon Gallery; PTA Technicon
1981: Republic Festival Exhibition; Durban (Berman’s Art & Artists of South Africa – Esme Berman, Southern Book Publishers)
1985: Sasolburg Library
1988: Beuster-Skolimowski Gallery; Arcadia; Pretoria. (Sculpture and painting)
1990: World Trade Centre
1990 – 1993: Cape Town
1992: Muizenberg Studio; Main Road (Sculpture and painting)
1993: Infin Art; Cape Town (Sculpture)
1993: Grahams town Arts Festival (sculpture)
1993 – 1996: Mc Gregor
1993 – 1996: The Mc Gregor Meander; Mill Street Studio (Sculpture and painting)
1994: Grahams town Arts Festival (sculpture)
1995: Robertson Wine Estate (sculpture)
1996 – 2000: Pretoria
1998 – 1999: Designer / Art Director on a local commercial project.
2001: State Theatre; Pretoria
2001 – 2007: United Arab Emirates
Designer / Art Director and Consultant on international commercial projects.
2008 – 2009: Pretoria
Designer on international and local commercial projects.
2009 –: Johannesburg
2009: Objekt; Johannesburg
2009: Mr. & Mrs. De Kock, Roosevelt Park
2009: Mr. & Mrs. Herholdt, Centurion
2009: Mr. & Mrs. Groenewald, Mirand
Exhibits at 'Objekt' on a regular basis
Of his works are/were hanging in private homes in South Africa, Melbourne, Australia, France and a residence of the Embassy of Quatar in Pretoria.
1979 – 1981: Technicon of Pretoria; Fine Arts – Painting
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