Meet the Artists

“In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece”
(Kai Greene, American Artist)

Anita Barnard Artist in Stilbaai

Anita Barnard

The sea is in her blood, she finds the ever changing light fascinating and a challenge to capture. She loves to relate her experiences through small paintings in acrylic or oil on stretched canvas. Anita accepts commissions, offers art classes and also welcomes visitors to her home to peruse her art by appointment.
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Lidia Coetzee

She is captivated by the ever changing moods of the Goukou River. Her favourite medium is oil which she believes makes a painting come alive and enhances light and dark. Her work includes landscapes, portraits and seascapes and she draws inspiration from the environment as well as other artists. Read more...

Karin Frehse

Karin Frehse

A daughter from this region (Riversdale) she has a keen interest in nature, flowers, birds and fynbos. She paints landscapes of parks and gardens as well as wild animals. Although she mainly works in oil, she also does botanical art in watercolour. She has a gallery at home and is part of the Hessequa Art Route.
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Ria Holliday Artist in Stilbaai

Ria Holliday

She is a very talented and versatile artist and has been creating art throughout her life. Ria is a painter, a sculptor as well as a potter which she taught for 38 years. She likes to work in oil and watercolour and offers painting classes to art groups on demand. Since 1984 she has been exhibiting her work annually in various towns in the Western Cape.
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Jean Roelofse Grooff

An unpretentious artist who creates her artwork instinctively. She works in oil on a canvas prepared with acrylic paint. Jean paints mostly upon request and paints people's special photos. She is also a sculptor, is on the Hessequa Art Route and welcomes interested people to visit her at her home by appointment. Read more...

Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

She is a nature lover and addicted to painting which she does mainly in oil and acrylic. Her subjects include animals, birds, landscapes, beach scenes as well as images from her travels. She has a studio at home where she used to give art classes. Margaret has also participated in various exhibitions.
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Fanie Swanepoel Sculpture in Stilbaai

Fanie Swanepoel

He is a sculptor with nifty fingers from an engineering background who studied bronze art under tutelage of the late AJ Coetzee. He mainly works with bronze, wire and clay to create his human figures, animals, birds, etc. Some of his sculptures are on display for sale at an art gallery in Vergelegen, Somerset West.
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Dan van Graan

Dan van Graan

He has a sensitive soul – although he might deny it – and comes from a family with art built into their DNA. As a very young boy Dan already started playing around with drawing and painting. He uses acrylic paint on a stretched canvas and works in a range of styles. His paintings include wildlife, horses, flowers, seascapes, etc. Read more...

Martine Zandts-Verriest

Martine Zandt-Verriest

Originally from Flanders, Belgium, Martine grew up with art as her constant companion. She draws a great deal of inspiration from the sea with its many shades of blue. She likes to work in various mediums, but watercolour is her favourite. She has her own studio where she works and showcases her art. Read more...

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