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Alyson Guy - "Large Aloe"
Oil on Canvas
W: 525mm x H: 535mm
This work is unframed
About "Large Aloe"
Aloes make such beautiful displays when planted in rows and their shapes are quite majestic. Have painted them numerous times, in various mediums and sizes. This is the largest one I have done and though the succulent leaves with spines are rather forbidding, the flowers are such a brilliant colour, you just want to reach out to them.
I appreciate all facets of life, the beauty of creation in all its diversity- so paint people (expressive faces & those that tell a story) flowers, landscapes, cats are a particular love also. Enjoy colour & texture, so oils is preferred medium though have worked in acrylic & watercolor, as well as sculpture in clay. Have been commissioned to do murals, landscapes again with the feeling of traveling into the picture. Often have a spiritual message in the subject matter and have written short notes as I have meditated on the artwork afterward. Being creative is very therapeutic for me and I know others that it has helped to be set 'free', so believe in the means of expressing one's inner self.
December 2000 -1st Solo, then each year thereafter joint exhibitions at Hermanus Art Society, Vermont Art Circle and with Group of 12 Women artists (Book Club) The latter ones generally with a theme & in 2008 exhibited "Miniatures". Have participated in various exhibitions in & around Hermanus & Somerset West over the years.Completed commissions for Dept of Tourism, Western Cape.. My 2nd solo exhibition was held at Bellini Gallery, Main Road, Hermanus with the theme "People & Places" My main emphasis was to paint portraits of the people with whom I worked daily plus friends in the community on Volmoed where I live & work. I was able to bless the staff by giving them their portraits as a Christmas gift - the joy & laughter that brought was very special. The official opening on 3 December was well attended & great fun with several sales also.
Senior Certificate Art, various art courses through the years
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