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:
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:
In art school I was fortunate to get my hands on these following pieces done by lecturers and fellow art students.
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)
In-between we received art as a birthday gifts like this 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).
I also adore his needlework and this was probably a very early influence!
Part 2 to follow…..