Artists in Rosendal
Rosendal’s creative energy has inspired many artists to make this magical village their home.
Our artists are listed alphabetically.
The beauty of forsaken farm implements and countless things that are used up or discarded inspires Dahla Hulme to capture something of the past and making it part of the present again. Dahla’s work can be viewed at Die Stoor in Van der Merwe Street (contact 082 458 0996) or at www.vanderhulme.co.za
Koe Kotzé is a talented artist in her own right. She works in acrylics, oils and too mixes mediums. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and living in the platteland dorp of Rosendal gives her ample opportunity to convey that beauty on to her canvases. Her work is represented by Kotzé Kuns in Bloemfontein: www.kotzekuns.co.za. To view her and her husband’s work at Kotzé Kunsgalery in Van der Merwe Street, call them on 082 776 3985 or 072 137 0889. The Kobus family were featured in “The South African Artist” – to view the article, click here.
Kobus works in oils and watercolours and his technique often involves mixing the two, his paintings reveal a keen eye and understanding of the delicate tones of light. His work is sold in galleries throughout South Africa and several corporate collections have acquired his work including BOE, Spoornet, the residence of the American ambassador and Eskom. His wife, Joe (below), is also a Rosendal artist. Contact Kobus and Joe on email@example.com. The Kobus family featured in “The South African Artist” – to view the article, click here.
With broad brush strokes, Pollock-like spatterings and boisterous colour combinations, the world-renowned Michele Nigrini captures the visual moments of everyday country life. Michele’s work can be viewed at Michele Nigrini Studio (Meerkatkolonie) in Hertzog Street (contact 082 423 1970) and at www.michelenigrini.co.za
Pretorius paints with oil on canvas. Quirky scenes of retired VW kombis set out to pasture in the veld; seasonal land scapes painted in and around the beautiful Rosendal; broken down old country homes with smashed windows and eager weeds. His work is can be amazingly detailed – sometimes with almost a sense of photorealism – or more abstract. Willem’s work can be viewed at Skoppelmaai Gallery in Rosendal. Contact him on 076 159 0525. Join Willem’s Facebook Group, click here
Spontaneous freedom and honesty is the feeling which is derived from Rautenbach’s oil paintings. Light and form plays an important part in Rautenbach’s creative process. The work is not not static and totally realistic, movement, light and atmosphere can be experienced. His paintings can be viewed from Fridays to Sundays at Stallery in Keyter Street from 10:00 to 17:00 (contact 072 275 5571). firstname.lastname@example.org & www.wimrautenbach.co.za.