You are on our mailing list because you are a past or previous client, or have requested to be on our mailing list and we would appreciate your reading the following heartfelt letter.
You may have heard of the utterly devastating fires that have hit Knysna and the surrounding towns. This is possibly the worst natural disaster South Africa has had in a century or more. So many people have lost everything and the economy of this once lovely place has suffered a hammer blow from which we will literally take years to recover. Knysna Fine Art, which turns 20 this spring (and we will be celebrating this milestone in, hopefully, greener times) is not immune to these hard times although we somehow survived the flames.
If you were to consider purchasing art from us for the next month you would not only be adding to your collection, but making an enormous difference to us and the greater Knysna community.
We will give half of any profit we make (in your name, if you wish) to community funds which include Knysna Animal Welfare, the Red Cross, and the Mayor’s Fund. We as a gallery, the wonderful artists we represent & Knysna as a whole would be helped immeasurably by your actions.
Trent Read, and the staff at Knysna Fine Art
For more info or list of available work contact Knysna Fine Art at:
t: +27 (0)44 382 5107
or follow this link to some of my work available via the gallery:
3 thoughts on “Knysna Fires – Letter from Knysna Fine Art”
If you have friends there I hope they’re all okay. It’s a tragedy. I read Ivor Vegter’s report in the Daily Maverick and there were eyewitness reports of deliberate arson as well. I’ll put this on Linkedin.
Dear Petru, A tragedy indeed, but thank you for sharing. I’m still worriedly waiting to hear from other friends, but most of my dear ones in that area are okay, although traumatised. I wish authorities responded sooner (It seems that they also waited too long to send in helicopters with water during recent fires in our region (until it was almost too late.) I hope that this incident will never ever repeat itself.
Oye! Hope you hear from them soon!