Heidi Shedlock is a South African, Durban based artist and educator who paints from her studio in Durban North. She was born in 1974 and grew up in a very creative family of talented crafters and makers. She spent many years involved in education before deciding to give up full time teaching and put all her energy and focus back into producing her own work.
Terry Stephens Horn
Terry was educated in an Art School , studying the disciplines of Drawing, Design, Painting and Art History. After she matriculated, she studied Graphic Design and also qualified as a Fashion Designer. At the Graduation Fashion Parade, two of her designs were chosen to open the show. She also took on Photography, complimenting her Art, and has won several Medals and Certificate of Merits in the local Photography Salons.
Hennie Niemann Snr
Hennie Niemann Jnr’s style has progressively gravitated towards greater abstraction, not in its purest form, but rendered in a fragmented style of richly coloured, angular, hard-edged forms. The artist’s current fascination with the energy, rhythm and harmony of dance has been at the forefront of his development in recent years. The establishment of a distinctive technique and style, adapted to his range of subject matter, underpins the uniqueness of Hennie Niemann Jnr’s paintings. The artist boasts a list of sell-out solo exhibitions, and outstanding results at South African and international auctions.
“My mother was an artist and my interest in art was fostered by the David Tunick Art Gallery in New York (where I stayed as an au pair for a year). I frequented MOMA, Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museums and upon my return to SA I worked on the website of the contemporary art gallery called “Red Black and White”, owned by Jo-Marie and Pier Rabe) which exposed me to the art world locally. I have only recently started to create artworks, and I am inspired by Ancient Anthropology and natural…” – Therese Rink
I am a Somerset West based artist, working on my unique style and application after having been an art teacher in earlier years, and subsequently being tutored by Hennie Niemann Snr. after deciding to make art my full-time career.
I love to work with vivid and expressive colours, to capture scenes of natural beauty, and to experiment with abstract takes on subject matter that catches my eye. I have a fondness for depicting floral still life, women with flowers and cats.
I have exhibited in Somerset West, Onrus, Robertson and Pretoria.
I am a fun, colour, life loving artist and enjoy working with almost any medium. I love painting people from life, nature always inspire me and watercolours remind me of life. I hope that you would enjoy my variety of work because that is who I am.
I find inspiration in everyday things. Old and new, perfect and damaged – all part of our lives. After a career in Fashion Design, a birthday gift of an Oil Painting course from my husband 10 years ago, has started a whole new passion and a new career! I have work in homes around the world and won various Highly Commended certificates from SASA. Most recently I was chosen as a finalist for The South African Artist magazine Cover Competition.
After leaving the Corporate World some 15 years ago.
I have been on a very interesting journey. I am now a practising
Artist and Medium in Cape Town.
I really love art and come from a family
of artists. I am a married with two children.
And have now once again found the time to paint.
I have been painting for some time now.
I won my first art award when I was 9 years
old in Port Elizabeth. Have my own Art Groups and also teach once a week.
Art is a constant learning curve. I have learnt over these past few years to paint less realistically and more ‘painterly’, loving the feeling of putting paint on the canvas. My preferred medium is oil, but the vagaries of watercolour run a very close second.
To say that I am a completely self taught artist might not be the correct description, it was more self-directed and independent studies.
Coming from a fairly small school in Pinetown, KZN (Natal in those days), we didn’t have an art teacher for senior learners, so I took art classes where ever I could, from Pinetown to Pretoria to Paarl. I even did a 6 month N5 Painting course at the Cape Town technical College in 1995.
It was, however, under my art teacher and mentor for 10 years (2003-2013), Nanna Vorster-Bakkes that I actually learnt the most. It is here that I saw what kind of magic the right highlight or a dash of color on the right spot can create… and how it can stir one’s soul.
In 2003, my husband encouraged and helped me to buy a small, intimate art gallery which gave me the opportunity to connect with artists, gallery owners, suppliers and most wonderful of all, art lovers (and yes, art buyers).
After 6 years in the gallery (too small to be a studio as well) the yearning to paint full time became too strong and with small children needing more attention, I moved from the gallery to my studio at my home close to Cape Town (South Africa)… and am still loving every minute of it!!
I like to portray a strong sense of spiritual connection to the set pace of changing seasons, and in one’s life. I try to capture a feeling or a mood or emotion or experience, in order to give it a deeper meaning and not just to produce a pretty picture. By revealing something of myself, making myself vulnerable in a sense, portrays more than I am able to say in words. I feel that my work reflects this inner joy and beauty and a sense of hope that I find in nature.
Ivette Crombie paints in water colour and oils. She enjoys painting the things she loves, like flowers, and animals and landscapes.
She is mostly self taught, building on experience gained at workshops, and lessons from fellow artists whose work she admires. From this sound foundation she has developed her own style. She has won bronze, silver and gold awards in peer judged competitions.
She belongs to the South African Art Society, and the Constantiaberg Art Society where she has served on the committee as chairperson, and is now an honorary member.
Doreen was born in Zambia and grew up there.
She works in charcoals, pastels and oils and prefers to work outdoors.
She is now living in Cape Town. She has worked with Eric Laubscher, and many years off and on with Dr. Greg Kerr.
Marelize Van Heerden
Karen works in oil paint choosing a variety of different subject matter, but is particularly keen on still life and floral. She has won numerous awards from the South African Art Society. She is a regular exhibitor at Kirstenbosch and has sold works to buyers from all over the world.
As a former teacher, sharing her knowledge comes naturally and she has been teaching painting classes for many years.
Lynne was born and raised in Johannesburg, and studied in the UK before returning to South Africa. She joinied the Advertising Industry as a graphic designer and enjoyed a successful career progressing from designer to creative director for various Ad Agencies before opening her own company, Adrenalyn Designs in 2005.
Recently retired, and living in Cape Town, she is now focusing all her time and energy into painting in both oils and acrylics.