Saturday, November 27, 2010

Eleanor Palmer Evening

Our last meeting of the year combines a get together with our annual Eleanor Palmer competition.

A total of 51 artists brought work to be voted for by their fellow artists and members.  It was a festive evening with lots of wine and even more eats, and the art on display was of an incredible standard which made the voting process even harder!  But in the end, a winner can always be found, and this year Grazyna Janik won first honours with her superb painting, Winter Calm.

Runner up was Laura Wenman with 'Renee' and in third place, Peter Nicolle with 'Christelle'. 

Well done to everyone who took part.

Our 1st prize Winner - Grazyna Janik

Designer Easels

Cabinetmaker Antoni Michael brought his hand made easels to our last meeting.  Superb craftsmanship, these easels are really affordable and come in all sizes, from standing to table easels.

Contact Antoni on Cape Town 021 448 6482 or 082 662 5795.

Large floor standing easel - R1 600

Friday, November 5, 2010

A special member

Ivanonia Keet, or Iva Roworth as she's known in the art world, is one of our oldest members and continues to paint up a storm!  She sold her latest painting at our recent Annual Exhibition.

Iva has been painting her all life and her paintings are in collections all over the world.  So it was especially nice when Lynn Brown received this email from the United Kingdom from the wife of one of South Africa's greatest cricketers!

Dear Ms Brown

A little story for you!
I was married to Eddie Barlow, the late springbok cricketer and we lived in South Africa before moving to Wales after he had a stroke.
I loved attending auctions which Eddie had not done before and on a visit to Wynberg in 1995, I spotted a lovely painting of cottages in Elim, Somerset West.  I told him I thought the picture was quite divine and was going to bid for it.  He asked how much I was going to bid and I said "Well, I really do like it so I will bid up to R1000".  He said if it went for R500 he would buy it for me.  I got the picture for R350 much to my amazement because I was going to bid more than my R1000 if I had to!  On a surf on the internet today I found that one of Ivanonia Roworth's pictures fetched over £3,000!!
I could photograph my picture if you would like to see it.
Kind regards
Cally Barlow