A recent visit to Frederike Stokhuyzen’s studio revealed her love for colour and nature. Frederike’s upcoming solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery focuses on parts of England in autumn and the Cape West Coast in spring. The exhibition runs from the 12th of March until the 8th of April 2017.
In strong contrast to the massive forests and avenues in the UK, the plains of the Cape West Coast are covered by a mantle of bright flowers in spring. These paintings reflect the African light and the vibrant contrasts of lilac, orange and yellow flowers against the grey slate and blue sea.
After completing her BA Fine Art at Rhodes University, Frederike studied stained glass at the Central School of Art in London. These studies and her use of the palette knife bring a unique faceted character to her painting.
Frederike has held more than 40 solo exhibitions in South Africa and Europe. She has participated in numerous group shows including the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Institute of British Artists, the Paris Salon and the Society of Wildlife Artists (London).