Members Gallery

All artwork displayed below was created by members of the Constantiaberg Art Society. We hope that you enjoy viewing the works.

Please email us at constantiabergartsociety@gmail.com if you wish to have your work shown on this page  (Members only)

(All images displayed on this website are subject to copyright.) 

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Carol Hadfield  

My adventures in art began in my teenage years, with pencil and charcoal portraits. That focus and passion returned in 2007 when I was able to commit full time to art, at first dabbling in acrylics and later oils. I fell in love with the versatility of oil paint, and this has become my medium of choice although I have begun playing with watercolours.
I have developed an addiction to painting en plein air, something that natural beauty of Cape Town lends itself to.
More information & images on:
Website:         Carol Hadfield
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Glynis Mayer


Glynis’s interest in, and passion for gardens
dates back to her younger days as she followed her
mother’s work in the family’s garden, and from this put
onto canvas what she saw. The beginnings of her art career
started with watercolours, progressing over the years to oils
and always using flowers as the subject.

Over the last fifteen years Glynis has worked as a landscaper,
designing gardens, and installing them.

Over recent years, she has elected to follow her dreams
and pursue her love for painting, and marry it with her love
of flowers. Glynis acknowledges her mentor, Sherri Haupt,
who has given her the confidence and tools to find her 

own handwriting.


Glynis can be contacted on 083 775 2806


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Melanie Meyer 

Photographer and Artist 

What inspires me to paint is "truth." To be true to who I am. Creativity is the source of all life - in all its complexity and in all its simplicity.

I believe the greatest masterpiece of all is a life well lived.  It has taken me a lifetime to discover how I wish to live and what is necessary for my inner being to thrive; to be true to my soul. 
This is my art.  
More information & images on:
Website:     http://www.melaniemeyer.co.za/ 


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Christopher Reid


Christopher Reid - Great Horned Owl

Reid was born in South Africa, but moved to the US with his family at an early
age. There he studied art at the famous Savannah College of Art & Design. He
founded an advertising firm to pay for college and worked in graphic design
for many years before returning his focus to his true love of fine art. He moved
back to South Africa in 2015 to spend time with family and explore his homeland’s
scenery and culture.
Reid now lives in Hermanus and teaches workshops regularly. An up-to-date
schedule of exhibitions, upcoming workshops, and a portfolio of hundreds of

paintings can be viewed at www.ReidsArt.com.

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Wyn Rossouw 

I have a passionate longing to capture, with truth and honesty, the essence of a subject; to try to make the ordinary, extraordinary To capture a moment in time in a painterly, atmospheric way, which will bring joy to the viewer. 
I consider myself essentially a representational artist. I am greatly influenced by the Impressionist and Post Impressionist painters,  and more recent artists such as Fred Cuming, Maggie Siner and Carolyn Anderson. My preference is to work directly from life in oils and I particularly enjoy exploring the 'Still Life' genre.

More information & images on:
Website:       www.wynbacktobasics.com
Blog Url:       http://wynrossouw.flikr.com

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Christel Read

I have been painting since 1998 and  my favourite choice of medium is oil because it is very versatile, it gives such a great range of colour, texture, opacity and transparency. As a painter it never fails to amaze me how  a three dimensional world can be translated  into two dimensions  when  colours, lines and shapes are transformed into landscapes, objects and people and, most importantly, moods and emotions.

My subjects are varied, I love figures, still life, flowers and sea- and landscapes. Living in Cape Town offers many beautiful settings for plein air painting throughout the year. The beaches are always a source of inspiration, autumn is a lovely season to capture the changing colours of the vineyards or the dramatic mist over the sea and mountains.  
More information & images on: 
Website:        http://christelreadart.com
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Julie Oertel 

I am inspired by nature and landscape scenes that show the beauty of our country. I also like to paint scenes of memorable places I have been. 

I have tried my hand at portraits, and would like to explore this more. 
I have mostly painted in oils, but have done some drawing in charcoal and pencil and have done a watercolours course, which I will use in the future, when I have more time. 
More information & images on:
Website: http://finebushpeople.com/

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Vanessa Brink

I have a passion for painting nature created by our Grand Creator. I am inspired by the beauty, colour and nature that is in my backyard. 

My style is romantic and I like to romance the subject with a dash of bright colour. When I paint wildlife I always make the eye the heart of the painting, the eye being the link between nature and the soul.
Contact: via the society email address 



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Anita Fuchs

"I love colour and am fascinated with blending the oils or running the watercolours. The happy accidents that feel like a discovery."

Media of choice: Oils & Watercolour

Contact: 021 712 3228






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Yvonne Ankerman

As my work has evolved over the years of being an artist, my focus is to capture the “light and the moment” of my subject.
For many years I have been painting in oil but have also used watercolour for as long as I can remember,  as it is a light, unfussy medium to travel with, fast drying and captures the impression. I love sketching and plein air painting. It is the key to all Art !
Africa, with all its cultures and colour, is a never ending inspiration.


More information & images on:
Website:     Yvonne Ankerman 

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Deodanda Pretorius

I am a nature scientist by training and I am fascinated by the effect of light and how it can reveal the beauty of a simple everyday household object.  I am also fascinated by the effect of time on objects such as plants, flowers and fruits.  With my still lifes I try to capture a momentarily pause from the decaying effect of time to reveal through the use of chiaroscuro a glimpse into an often forgotten beauty of the simple and unpretentious objects that forms part of my everyday life.

More information & images on:
Website:         Deodanda Pretorius Art 
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Elize Bezuidenhout

"There is nothing as amazing as a beautiful brushstroke and a sensitive line.My aim is to capture the essence of the person in my character studies rather than giving a photo realistic interpretation of the subject to evoke an emotional response. I have a "thing" for eyes and give a bit more attention to detail when painting them."                                             Style: Impressionistic realism (Realism with the brushstrokes still clearly visible)                         Media: Oils, pencils and charcoal                                  
More information & images on:
Website:         www.Elize Bezuidenhout 






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Lidia Scott 

I try to express the simple beauty and joy that surrounds me everyday, through rich pigments on canvas. I want to capture the domestic scenes of life that we take for granted, to remind others that there is still hope and vibrancy in the world around us.                                                              My Style: Realism                                 Media: Oils
More information & images on:
Website:      
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Sylvia Kelly

"Flowers inspire me to paint"         
Media: Oils                                 
More information & images on: 
Google + Page: https://plus.google.com/+ConstantiabergArtSociety/posts


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Shaune Rogatschnig 

"I am currently exploring the dynamics of colour and texture which can be seen in my latest series of indigenous and fynbos landscapes where juicy palette knife application and striking light help to capture the essence of my subject."
Style: Impressionist
Media: Oils
More information & images on:
Website: http://www.mybrushwithlife.co.za 
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.co/shaunerogatschnigartstudio
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Spoonbill take off, Klein River Lagoon, Hermanus"

Gill Farquharson  

"I paint because I love it, and I enjoy trying any subject matter."        
Style: Realism
Media: Watercolour 

More information & images on:
More of my paintings can be found on CAS  
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Hilary Bryan

Painting draws me into a world where I loose all concept of time and place. It is an exciting and rewarding way to spend that time and energy. I love to be close to nature, so at every opportunity I head outdoors. My artist journey encourages me to get out there to find inspiration to create new, unique works of art. What a pleasure!  
Style: Realism   
Media: Oils, Watercolour, Pastels

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Fil Angelakis

Painting & creating memories on canvas is my joy and delight in creating something from nothing from just a few captured photos and inspired by God’s creation and beauty all around us. 

Light, colour and texture is my constant fascination in life and on canvas.

Style: Impressionist
Media: Oils & Mixed Media
More information & images on:
Website:    www.artistfil.co.za



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Fran Sexton

"My inspiration? An interesting face, the interplay of light and shade, a colourful landscape or a special scene from my travels… I mainly work in my home studio from my own photographs, which often  becomes only the starting point of the finished painting! I love the use of colour and light.  

My art journey started about 15 years ago with some fun classes exploring different mediums in a very playful way. Workshops and tuition with several very different artists have ensued over the years, and have each influenced me in some way."

Style: Varies but mainly expressionist
Media: Oils & occasionally acrylic
More information & images on:
Google Plus: Fran Sexton
Facebook: Art by Fran 


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Linda Gotlieb


"My art journey has only just begun after a 23 year corporate marketing career ended in 2011. Regular art classes and workshops influence and challenge me and I keep on ex 
My inspiration? Seeing beauty all around me with “new eyes” since starting to paint. It’s in the shape and colour of the clouds, so different, each and every day, it’s in the look in my new puppie’s eyes, it’s in a face that I see in a crowd, and it’s in the beauty of what I see on my travels, which I photograph and use as reference material in my studio."

Style: My art style leans towards realism, though, trying too hard to create detail is not my intention, but I try rather to capture the essence of what caught my attention initially and inspired me to want to paint it.
Media: Oils & acrylic
More information & images on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-Gotlieb-Art/772671896163391

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Chantelle van Zyl


"My love for nature and animals are combined in my love for art.I do each piece of art with so as to portray my subject matter in such a way that you may feel that you're seeing it for the first time.I make use of the advantage of a camera zoom lens to get you to see what you might otherwise not."
Style: Realism 


Media: Oils & acrylic
More information & images on:
Facebook:
Website: www.back2africa-art.com
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Annemarie Le Roux
I was inspired to paint in 2004, starting with acrylic, but was limited due to a busy career.  In 2009 I returned to art and , in 2010, joined Sarah Ballam’s group of artists in Johannesburg, this time in oils, pencil sketching and charcoal. During 2012 / 2013 I attended courses with artist Susan Orpen in Johannesburg. I relocated to Cape Town in 2014 & joined Annette Kieser and her group of artists. I am a member of Constantiaberg Art Society as well as the South African Society of Artists. 
Medium - Oil painting, due to its versatility.  
Style / Subjects - Realism  
Inspiration - I paint because I love it! It is my joy and delight in creating something from photographs taken from the beauty around us 
Media: Oils & acrylic
More information & images on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1021580937898971.1073741862.945420195515046&type=

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Sue Paulsen




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