Author Archives: The Cape Gallery

SOPHIE NIEMANN TEXTILE AND MIXED MEDIA ARTIST

The talented artist Sophie Niemann is exhibiting her unique work at the ‘Beyond Knowing Nature’ joint exhibition at The Cape Gallery on the 2nd September 2018. This work needs to be seen first-hand as it is not quite as it … Continue reading

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Barry Jackson: Celebrating Mandela

I feel privileged to have been part of the team that worked so well together to get the statue of Nelson Mandela up at the City Hall. Koketso Groth, owned by Dali Tambo won the tender from The City of … Continue reading

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Craig Paton Ash

Painting wildlife provides the usual artistic challenges of capturing the appearance,  behaviour and environment of the subject but it is easy to ignore the ‘personality’ which is seen as critical in human portrayal.  In striving to capture more personality and … Continue reading

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notes, winter solstice 30.06.18

Artist: Wilna van der Walt, The orange sellers, oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm It is as if the unconscious tells me: be patient and bear with it. A new dawn will follow. The picture was taken by my … Continue reading

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En Plein Air – A Solo Exhibition by Christopher Reid

On View 26 March – 21 April 2018 When painting en plein air, I am not merely capturing a visual moment, but conveying the experience of being there for the duration of the painting. I capture the light, shadows, and … Continue reading

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Something old something new

Time, tradition and change; cycle and re-cycle requires a constant reassessment of what we assign value to in each unique piece of art. How we assign that value depends upon a personal journey as we identify what resonates with us, … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Exhibition: Mandy Spiegel

Dreamy Boy I have long been fascinated by statues as embodiments of aspirational feeling. Their historical significance is always relevant to a context which can so easily be misrepresented or misunderstood, particularly in a later context. They are sometimes maltreated … Continue reading

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