The Private Gallery

The Private Gallery in Napier, South Africa, opens soon.

Me and my wife have decided to open a Private Gallery. As soon as her studio is ready (yes we are building) the present studio will be converted in a small gallery which is only open on appointment. If all goes well we should be ready at the end of February. We live along the main touristic route between Cape Town and the Southernmost Tip of the African Continent in Cape Agulhas. Daily tour buses are passing by and for the right people who value originality the Private Gallery is an ideal stop over to buy a gift (either jewellery reflecting the treasures of the South African earth or landscape pictures of this region). In the meantime some tourist organisations and South African based tour guides have expressed their interests; some of them already visited with groups Yvonne’s present studio last year. private-gallery-yvonne

The Heat is on

… is the title of one of my imaginaries today and tomorrow on display during the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route in Baardskeerdersbos, Western Cape, South Africa. At the B’Bos Art Gallery.

The imaginary is based on one of the giant gargoyles of sculptor Ulrich Riek from Napier.

The heat is on
The heat is on

And now it’s official

I’m participating in the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route. Twice yearly (Aurumn and Spring) this art event is organised by artists and an art gallery in this hamlet in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Gallery owner Ivan Trollip loves my quirky imaginaries and you will see quite a few of these next to some landscapes.

Dates: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October.

Prices vary from R 250.00 for small prints on high quality museum paper (Hahnemuller) to R 7000.00 for framed 90×60 cm images.

Closer to date more about this event.

Art Thirst at the Hermanus Art Walk

Every first Friday of the month 14 galleries in Hermanus remain open until 8 PM displaying the work of around 300 artists. Art Thirst is one of those galleries and owned by well known South African painter Leon Müller. This Friday evening he will have a surprise artist in his gallery. Men are invited to bring their wives/spouses and surprise them with a treasure of Mother Earth. You will see it at the entrance when you pop in this Friday between 6 and 8 PM. You are Welcome.

The ‘Hermanus First Friday Art Walk‘ is an initiative of the participating galleries which are virtually all within walking distance from each other.

Baardskeerdersbos Art Route; the finishing touch

Me and Yvonne participated in the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route 17-18 October. We did well. Unfortunately we hardly had time to look into the work of other artists. Anyway I made a brief selection of pictures and processed these my way.