FynArts: Floris van Zyl

FynArts: Floris van Zyl

I’m always looking for different art – something out of the ordinary, and it doesn’t matter what medium it is, it’s the uniqueness that has me intrigued. At the FynArts Festival 2019, I found it Floris van Zyl’s work being exhibited at Benguela Cove. Both…

PARTY: Calista’s 18th

PARTY: Calista’s 18th

Calista and 6 friends celebrated her 18th birthday with a painting-party at In The Zone party venue, in Plumstead, Cape Town. Her theme for her party was paint-a-pet, or paint an animal. Calista chose our 3-hour party which allows enough time to paint an A3…

FynArts: Ceramics

FynArts: Ceramics

I think the ceramics exhibition at the Windsor Hotel, in Hermanus, was one of the best exhibitions overall at the FynArts Festival, 2019. Ceramics, for me, is a funny thing: I either love it or it just doesn’t float my boat, but I was completely…

FynArts: Lembu Gallery

FynArts: Lembu Gallery

We met Welcome at the Lembu Gallery in Hermanus during the FynArts Festival 2019. He was busy lino-printing fabric right before our eyes. There was a strong smell of ink (which reminded us of old, red, stoep polish) as we watch Welcome go about printing…

FynArts 2019 – An Overview

FynArts 2019 – An Overview

The FynArts Festival 2019 was another opportunity to see great art, in all its forms, in exhibitions far and wide around Hermanus. It was a glorious winter’s day, chilly and clear, and the sun was out to keep the shivers at bay. The blog profile…

FynArts 2019 – Tondo Competition

FynArts 2019 – Tondo Competition

The artworks from the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Competition, also known as the Tondo Competition, were once again on display at the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Farm during the FynArts Festival, 2019. The theme this year was ‘HARMONY’. The requirements for this competition were that every…

Good Art Company, Texas

Good Art Company, Texas

The Good Art Company can be found in Fredericksburg, in the Hill Country, Texas. This particular gallery housed an eclectic mix of paintings, from super realism to abstract, all of which I liked. Most of the paintings were large, bold and brilliant! 🙂 Names of…

Artisans: A Texas Gallery

Artisans: A Texas Gallery

The Artisans gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas pays homage to local artists that work in various medium such as ceramics, wood, metal, glass and paint, etc. The gallery was filled with numerous items, each of which took hours and hours to complete. David’s bowl and Barbara’s fish…

Introducing: Matt Tumlinson

Introducing: Matt Tumlinson

Matt Tumlinson is a quiet, unassuming artist I met during an arts festival, in Boerne, Texas. His work is unique. I had never seen this concept before. Matt paints on the back of spent bullet casings creating very unusual, but very Texan-esque paintings. Matt arranges…

Texas Treasures: Fine Art Gallery

Texas Treasures: Fine Art Gallery

Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden is found in Boerne, a small ‘German’ town, in the middle of Texas. This gallery, in the main street, is owner-run by Johny Rosa. What makes his gallery extra-special is the eclectic range of creative pieces he…