Posted on

Priscilla Meintjes

Priscilla sometimes paints under the name “Cilla Meintjes”.  The love of Art is a family affair, her father’s nephew being Johannes Meintjes whose work is greatly sought after.  Like her uncle she also enjoys writing and painting. She started sketching when she was 17 years old.  Loved it and later years started experimenting with Pastels, then Acrylics, Encaustic Art, Watercolor, and ended up with the love of painting in Oils.  Her father always encouraged her to pursue the arts as he was a musician.  However, she preferred to paint and to create.  She found her niche while Painting predominantly in oils and she believes that it is a forgiving medium. She is known to say that working with oils is very much like life itself, you make mistakes but can always rectify it by asking forgiveness, it is called grace.

Her art has sold to collectors in America, Australia, Canada, Ireland and locally in South Africa.  Always interested and willing to do work on commission for clients.

Recently she has established herself on the Western Cape and as a trained counsellor has combined her love of art with healing and now offer Wellness Therapy through Art. Feel free to contact her for your counselling needs. Due to COVID-19 she now assists with Online and remote Zoom sessions. She can be contacted through this site or www.artistsretreat.co.za

 

Posted on

Hein Smith

The following bio was supplied by the Artist Hein Smith.

I am a 41-year-old adrenaline junkie and have difficulty to stil my mind. I am a supporter of breaking the rules that keep us shackled by beliefs or religion.  I am a free spirit, non-judgmental and passionately believe that each person should have their right to choose who they want to be.

Out of pure frustration and tired of being put into a box I picked up my son’s beginners art kit and started painting an Indian symbol meaning family. This then later turned into 2 symbols and then later it was transformed into something completely different. This ended up being my very first finished painting: Silver lining.  It has great significance, seeing as usually I did not finish what I started. It opened the door for new ideas, projects, and paintings. I have been enjoying the journey thus far and am fortunate to have the opportunity to share my artwork with others.

Posted on

Cheryl L Montgomery

Introducing Cheryl L Montgomery, a very versatile artist, who works predominantly in oils.

Cheryl has always been creative in baking and hand made products, but she believed that she could never paint although she always admired others that could.   Her favorite saying was “I cannot draw a stick man”. She was later convinced by a friend that it is a skill which she will be able to master if she only tried.
She first learned how to sketch and draw, then ventured to playing with various art mediums. Since then she has proven herself wrong in her initial belief of her capabilities. She has grown from Art Lessons to full-fledged artist painting and loving it.

Cheryl found her niche in Oils and started enjoying the freedom it gave her to experiment and enjoy the art of creating. It has now been 4 years and Cheryl love to paint although she does not often get time. It is a great pastime and one which has become her “Me Time”.

She also heads the |”Octobaby project” which will enable pensioners to have a sustainable income. These hand crochet Octobabies are each one unique and babies love them as they become like a cuddly blanket to them and affords them a sense of security.

Cheryl is available for commissions.

Posted on

Klaus Tonitz

www.atmospherelight.co.za

Interested in many aspects of the world we live in, his work varies in medium, theme, and application, where through he strives to illuminate matters of interest and intrigue.

In the first category, inspired by the soft, warm, light quality of Ostrich eggshell lamps, Klaus creates what he calls sculpture lights. In their making he incorporate many disciplines, spanning across a sphere of crafts.

Some ideas expressed through his work are original design exercises and others going beyond the surface, his art is born where the inner and outer worlds meet, maybe even collide…ever since Klaus discovered the light quality of ostrich eggshell lamps, there have been few alternative ways of bringing to life the feelings and ideas they convey…his sculpture lights are broadly versatile, making great gifts and via careful, sound construction remains lifetime investments, adding character and ambiance wherever they glow…

Klaus has a wonderful measure of potential and also an inexhaustible source of spiritual nourishment, this can be seen in his paintings.