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Art @ 67

The Art@sixty seven art gallery has a range of fine art by well-known SA artists. Featured artists have exhibited both locally and internationally. Artists include Karen Kieviet, Pera Schilling, Aly Kilbride, Maryna de Witt, Terenia Butler, Michelle Decker, Sharleen Boaden, Gavin Erwin, Johann Koch.

The gallery also exhibits ceramics by Karen Kieviet & Clemintina vd Walt and unique hand blown glassware by Guido van Besouw.

Photography by Brandon Kilbride is also being exhibited.

Click on the name of the Artist below to view their information

Aly Kilbride

Intricate detail characterizes Alys’ distinctinctive style which is timeless and sophisticated. Aly has a BA degree in Silk Screen Printing and Design where she obtained a First Class Honours Degree at Loughborough College Of Art and Design, England. She later went on to study Fashion Illustration at St. Martin’s School of Fashion Design and Art, London. Aly was awarded fellowship by the Royal Society of Art, London.

Her early years were spent doing corporate work in fashion illustration and graphic designs in London before emigrating to South Africa. Aly has work on permanent exhibition at various galleries and corporate offices. She enjoys primarily working in pastels and pencil but also uses oil on canvas as an alternative medium. Her work reflects her deep passion to capture those views we see through the ‘windows’ in our lives. Aly gets her inspiration from nature and divine light.

Guido van Besouw

Guido van Besouw entered the art world when the opportunity arose in 1977 aged 26 to serve as an apprentice under Anton Voorveld an established stained glass artist at the time.

In 1980 Guido launched his career as a full time glass artist, by creating a set of windows and skyloints for the royal hotel grill room in Durban. For the next ten years he produced many windows for churches and private residents around South Africa. In 1984 Guido was invited to group Glass art exhibition at the NSA gallery where he saw blown glass by Shirley Cloete, David Reade and Barry Thompson’s, and was fascinated by the potential of this creative medium.

Ten years later in 1994 he started in earnest to research the possibility of blowing glass and exploring the potential of making his own glass for stained glass windows. By 1996 he had built a furnace acquired kilns and most of the tools needed to blow glass. Early in 1997 Guido started making glass, teaching himself and developing his skills along the way.

Today, Guido van Besouw is recognized as one of the leading glass blowers in South Africa and has mastered the art of hand blown glass. He was awarded the 2003 SA Elle Deco International Design Award for tabletop glass. Guido has been working with glass for thirty years and understands the medium and its potential, and has a unique ability to balance and match colour. He draws his inspiration from nature and his years of experience in creating stained glass windows.

Glass artist Guido van Besouw is one of the few glass blowers in South Africa he makes a large variety of glass, which he supplies to art galleries, shops and interior decorators around the country. Guido produces a wide range of work including tabletop glass, glass lighting and architectural glass. Every piece is hand blown by Guido at his studio where sand and fire are transformed into pieces of art. Each glass piece that Guido creates is uniquely different in colour size and shape.

He is now recognized as one of the leading glass artists in South Africa and his work is regularly featured in exhibitions and magazines. Guido has been working with glass for nearly thirty years and understands the medium and its potential, and has an innate ability to balance and match colour with his own unique style and appeal.

Johann Koch

Johann Koch was born in 1948 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since early childhood he was exposed to art and painting.

Holidays were spent in the African bush where he developed a passion for the fauna and flora.

For the past 30 years he resided in the northern Bushveld of South Africa.

Johann’s great strength as an artist lies in his ability to capture the “feel” of nature. Very few artists share his ability to portray the African skies and landscape in such detail.

Johann Koch also has great love for the Karoo and the Western Cape. Since 1999 his artwork has been exposed to the American market and is currently represented by several galleries in the United States.

He is known in the States for his African Wildlife paintings. His paintings are collected and enjoyed by nature and wildlife enthusiasts, worldwide.

He participates annually in the International Masters of Fine Art exhibition held at the Greenhouse gallery in San Antonio, Texas.

Karen Kieviet

Karen lives on a farm in the Blaauwklippen valley in Stellenbosch. She paints impressionistic paintings in oil and draws her inspiration from the huge trees and beautiful scenery that surrounds her.

She is also a grape farmer and that is clearly visible in her lively paintings of vineyards and people at work.

Karen is also a ceramic artists and her beautifully painted big vases , platters and bowls are well known. Her big ceramic studio is open for an exhibition once a year where she and her fellow artists show and sell their work.

She is a partner in the art gallery :“ Art on 5” in Stellenbosch.

Maryna de Witt

Maryna de Witt studied Fine Arts, worked in the film industry in South Africa, including Tele-films and Bavaria films (West Germany), and lectured at the University of Stellenbosch.

She has had several exhibitions in South Africa and Germany, regularly takes part in group shows   and has a permanent exhibition at Art on 5 in Stellenbosch. Maryna works in oil, loves to paint figures and portraits, especially ethnic and rural people with detail on jewellery and colourful flowing cloths .

Michelle Decker

Michelle Decker was born and raised in SouthAfrica.
Her natural artistic ability was given direction with classes in fine art and a Diploma in Graphic Design. After working as an art director in the advertising industry for 9 years, Michelle’s passion for wildlife was awakened by the Zambian bush where she spent 6 months working at her parents lodge on the banks of the Lower Zambezi River.

She returned with a heartfelt desire to portray the magnificence of the animals she encountered and lived with in a way that would speak to more than just wildlife enthusiasts. Michelle feels an animal’s beauty lies in the detail, its spirit, in the eyes – the focal point of all her paintings. Today, she is able to capture the nature and character of the animals she paints with superior detail and softness, giving them soul and presence.

Her correct and honest portrayal of the animals is the result of much time spent in the bush studying and photographing them – the feeling one is left with is the result of her enormous love for them.

Michelle’s work is attracting much attention and she has featured prominently both locally and internationally.

Pera Schillings

Pera obtained a MA in Graphic Design and a MA in Photography in Aachen, Germany, being voted best young German photographer , before immigrating to South Africa.

She worked as graphic designer with architects, as art director in the film industry and later as interior designer for many years.

She now lives in Stellenbosch and paints full time with a growing local and international recognition. Painting in oil she draws her inspiration from nature with a perfect eye for detail. Her work is strong , full of colour and blooms with vibrant life .

In her portrait of flowers - Pera tries to capture the moment of perfect beauty and by magnifying the flower transcends the subject. The flower suddenly stands on her own and demands applause for her eternal beauty. -“I am intrigued by the brilliance of magnificent colours, variations of tones and the play of light and shadows.”

Her Still Life paintings on the contrary are quiet reflections of everyday objects. Here her work is a blend of artistic precision and sensitivity to mood, colour and atmosphere.

Pera is a partner in an artist-run gallery in the heart of Stellenbosch,” ART on 5”

Exhibitions:

  • 2010 Arts Association Stellenbosch, Members Exhibition
  • 2009 30x30 Exhibition, US Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • Arts Association Stellenbosch, Members Exhibition
  • 2008 Stellenbosch Atelier, Annual Exhibition
  • 2007   30x30 Exhibition, US Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • Post Card Show,OFF THE WALL Gallery, Paarl
  •  30x30 Exhibition,US Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • Paintings held in Private Collections in
  • USA, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Syria, South Africa

Sharleen Boaden

Sharleen Boaden creates impressionistic paintings that reflect her observations of everyday life.

From a young age, Sharleen has been drawn to the genres of art and literature and her poems have been featured in three editions of poetry compilations by the Poetry Institute of Africa. Her paintings have been showcased in many exhibitions and festivals. In 2010 and 2011, she was included in the top twenty selling artists at Pietermaritzburg’s Art in the Park. Her work is represented in selected galleries in South Africa and her paintings can be found in both local and overseas private collections.

Sharleen puts herself – the poetry of who she is – into her art. Her work evokes an emotional connection between the painting and its viewer.

Sharleen paints from her home studio in Durban, South Africa.

 

Artist’s Statement

 In my paintings, I endeavour to capture the emotive quality in the subjects I portray. I achieve this by variation of brushstroke, which creates movement and life and by using contrasts of light and colour in each composition. I am an impressionist, rather than a realist, preferring the viewer to be drawn by the essence of the subject rather than by it being just a replica of real life. I love painting people in everyday scenes and also roses, which continue to inspire me.

Terenia Large

Terenia Butler was born and educated in Ireland. She took her Fine Arts degree at the Cork School of Art. During that time she won the National Award for Best Painting composition and was twice winner of the International Caltex Art Competition.

In 1969, Terenia was invited to come to South Africa as a young designer for C.M.C Carpets situated in Durban. She enjoyed carpet design immensely but this ended in the mid 70s when her husband was transferred to Japan.

The years spent in the East had an enormous impact on her life and provided an ongoing influence and inspiration in her artistic career.

Once back in South Africa, she initially worked on pen and ink drawings and then watercolours which became an absorbing passion for many years.

In 1996 Terenia joined the Watercolour Society of South Africa and won the Best Painting Award that year at the 56th National Open Exhibition and then went on to win the 57th, 58th and 59th awards in the following years. She was elected an Associate Member in 1998.

Sadly, Terenia lost her husband to cancer. His long illness and subsequent death had a devastating effect on her life. She gave up painting entirely and left South Africa to start a new life in the United Kingdom.

In 2004 she, in her own words, “came to her senses and returned home”. She started painting again but this time concentrating on large canvases of the South African and Mozambique coastlines. She is also creating exciting abstract landscape works inspired by the magical colours of Africa.

Terenia Butler has exhibited her work in various well known galleries over the years, the highlights are given below:

 

1978 to 1988

  • The Helen Deleuw Gallery, Hyde Park
  • Noonday Graphic, Sandton
  • Nedbank Gallery “one man show”, Killarney
  • Colin Zlot Gallery, Killarney
  • The Lookout Gallery, Plettenberg Bay
  • Hyde Park Gallery, Hyde Park


1988 to 1998

  •  Yvonne Baxter Gallery, Sandton
  • The Landau Gallery, Sandton
  • Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban
  • Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank
  • Roedean School Joint Exhibition
  • Art and Wine Gallery, Clarens
  • Hyde Park Gallery, Hyde Park
  • Cherie de Villiers Gallery, Rosebank