Pam Quinlan grew up in Zimbabwe. As a child she would accompany her mother, an accomplished landscape artist, on frequent painting excursions into the countryside. These experiences gave
Pam's artistic career began in 2000, and she has since become a well-known and sought-after artist, her works on display in select galleries, exhibitions and boutique markets around South Africa. Many of her wildlife paintings have found homes all over the world, and her commissioned paintings have delighted patrons as far afield as Australia, Canada and the UK.
Pam loves the magic of watercolours, finding joy and excitement in the unpredictable nature of this responsive medium. But with a truly African sense of adventure, she relishes new ways of creating, and her more recent works display a growing mastery of oils, acrylics and mixed media.
She specializes in capturing the unique character of African wildlife, land and seascapes, and more recently, the unique scenery of South Africa's beautiful Western Cape region.
Her wildlife portraits display a startling realism, and the sense of mood and space captured in her land and seascapes speak of her great mastery and keen powers of observation.
In 2014, Pam was honored to receive the South African Society of Artists prize for Best Watercolour.
My name is Abongile Ngesi, born and grew up in Cape Town. I am 26 years old staying in Khayelitsha in a (shack) where i do all my art , the biggest and smallest ideas that I have comes from here. Going back to the roots
My name is Masixole Zozi, friends call me “Max” I am 25 years old, I have studied Art and Design in College of Cape town. I live in a shack in someone else’s back yard somewhere in Khayelitsha.
The struggles I have encountered in becoming an Artist is that I would be late sometimes on school projects because of money problems, but I would submit every work. I thank my mother for that she’s very supportive, and the most difficult time was when our shack burnt and I lost most of my pieces and left with few pencils and blank sheets.
The Art education tought me things I never knew about Art such as techniques and history of Art. I only knew how to draw 2D drawing but because of Art education I know most things about Art, and I still want to continue my studies in Art.
About my Art, I draw portraits sometimes of people I know and paint landscapes and objects, when you study my Art it portrays hope, peace and love.
Presently I am still looking for a job , I need some money to buy some equipment/ kit.
In future I see myself owning a Gallery and also helping upcoming Artists, and would also like to exhibit my work Nationally even International
Baxolele Gqola from Gugulethu, Cape Town, studied Visual Art at the Peter Clarke Art Centre. His distinctive portrait style was acknowledged in the Sanlam portrait competition in 2016 when he came in the top 200.
Brett S Shuman, originally from Bloemfontein South Africa. Worked as stop-motion 3d animator in London. Currently living and working in Cape Town, South Africa as a fine art artist.
Rick is a self taught artist who started painting full time in 1989. His first solo exhibition was at the Sanlam Centre, Pretoria, in 1989. Since then, he has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions throughout South Africa. In 1990, he was invited to
"Inspiration for my landscapes is drawn from the Karoo. There is something about the Karoo that resonates with my soul. The vast space, crisp skies, unusual rock formations and “koppies”, coupled with the solitude of the area enable one to find rest from the hectic and often destructive way of life considered the ‘norm’. The sky is God’s canvas, and the colours you will often see during a Karoo sunset seem surreal; hue’s of oranges, pinks, greens, purples and reds combine in one sunset ignoring all art- schools rules of colour combinations. There are so many images apart from the natural beauty of the area that I find appealing - farm houses, simple labourer’s cottages, a windmill, a rusty wreck, washing hanging on a barbed wire fence etc.