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Alyson Guy - "Township by Night"
Township by Night
Township by Night
W: 350mm x H: 295mm
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
Township by night
About "Township by Night"
The glow of the firelight & the night sky was what I wanted to depict in paint. The lights shining in the blue-black sky, the group of figures huddled round the fire for warmth & fellowship, were all a challenge. Life in the townships is so different to what many of us are accustomed to, the basic needs of life are so much more important, they live more 'freely' - not like those of us - behind closed doors!!!
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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