Art Collection (part 1)

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Besides all the Guns ʼn Roses posters I used to have in my room while I was at school, I had a couple of artworks hanging in between.  The first one was this one:

Drawing by Wendy Theunissen

Drawing by Wendy Theunissen

I received this drawing in a letter from a friend called Wendy Theunissen.  It was when I was 16 and our family relocated from the Transvaal to Sedgefield.  My mother had it framed for me and this piece have relocated with me ever since.  It’s just a pity that I lost contact with this friend.  I often wonder about her life now.

The second piece I acquired was a painting done by my friend Wolfgang Schrader.  I bought his painting for R2 in my final high school year.  Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of it and most unfortunate is that it doesn’t exist anymore.  It was torn up and burnt during a unfortunate event when my Father tore all the Guns ʼn Roses, Metallica and Iron Maiden posters off my bedroom wall.   If I framed it in time it probably would still exist!

Here is another work done by Wolfgang which he gave to us on our Wedding day:

painting by Wolfgang Schrader

painting by Wolfgang Schrader

In art school I was fortunate to get my hands on these following pieces done by lecturers and fellow art students.

Etching by Ethna Frankenfeldt

Etching by Ethna Frankenfeldt

 

Etching by Amanda Snyman

Etching by Amanda Snyman

Bronze sculpture by Celia Steenkamp

Bronze sculpture by Celia Steenkamp

Bronze sculpture by Robyn Fuller

Bronze sculpture by Robyn Fuller

I was blessed to have met my husband at art school, and so we have a couple of his wonderful pieces in our home as well, although a lot of them are hanging in his parent’s home.  He doesn’t practice his art anymore – (long story)

Painting by Hendrik Carsten

Painting by Hendrik Carsten

In-between we received art as a birthday gifts like this work by Neil Nieuwoudt:

Digital work by Neil Nieuwoudt

Digital work by Neil Nieuwoudt

A couple of years after Art School we had the privilege to live in the town called Prince Albert for 18months.  It was here where I had the opportunity to meet Outa Lappies before he passed away. We visited his home once, which was a very interesting experience and he gave us an artwork-  No actually gave it to our first born son, (he was almost a year old then).

artwork by Outa Lappies

artwork by Outa Lappies

I also adore his needlework and this was probably a very early influence!

Part 2 to follow…..

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