Nico Phooko.The Music Painter,s live painting on stage with a variety of musicians throughout the country has transcended into him painting live on stage documenting the proceedings of a variety of events and performances as it happens onto canvass.
At the dawn of the millennium, He broke free from the established formulas of painting for Gallery exhibitions and took to the stage with his easel, brushes and paints, painting enthusiastically on stages with Blk Sonshine. A music duo he believes to be closely associated with his move towards expressing musical impressions. He painted the music as it played around him enticing the visual, auditory and acoustic appetites of the audience. This trend has since grown into one of the most-sort- after feature of prestigious events, covering such events as ‘A tribute to Samora Machel’ a painting that ripened within hours and was presented to the former first elected Democratic South African President Mr. Nelson Mandela, His wife Graca and the Samora Machel’s family. He also embraced and artistically graced the proceedings of ‘The Presidential Congratulatory Dinner for Women’ and the finished work was presented to South Africa’s President Mr Thabo Mbeki as a surprise souvenir by the African National Congress Women League. “I have always held the idea of taking art to the people in high esteem. Seeing a piece of work unfolds in front of your eyes is as fulfilling as food to hunger, water to thirst and is as mysterious and startling to me as it is to the observer.
He has since being commissioned for art related projects including cover art works for jazz, world and acoustic compact disc covers, illustrations, book covers, afro centric greeting cards and note-lets, hand painted and printed t- shirts, colourful book marks and a string of object d’art.
Recently graduated Fine Art & Media student, I spend most of my time drawing, drinking coffee and starting new hobbies in my head.
Sean Konig is a self taught Landscape photographer. He is available to work anywhere in the country. Sean has been featured twice on the SA Creative website. When Sean is not at work by assignment, he devotes much of his time and passion to personal photography projects, which he aims to culminate in future books and exhibitions. All of his personal works are available to purchase.
Eric G. C. Weets is born on 3rd August 1951. He is a self taught, multidisciplinary, contemporary artist.
A brush to Weets is like a pen to a writer. As soon as he picks up the brush he is teleported to this other, his world, getting totally immersed in it. Weets’ dedication and patience is commendable and endearing. He is gracefully enduring the obstacles he is facing in each moment of his living day and almost dying nights.
Presently, Weets has retired from public life completely and is almost living in solitude. In the meantime it is I, who mediate on his behalf, with the outside world.
These paintings are about the purity of unbounded thoughts, most probably more subconscious than conscious, than a painting painted in a classical way. I feel these works have to be seen, enjoyed and thought about, if only to gain a different perspective on ordinary, daily living. And is not that, the purpose of art?
Karen Longden-Sarron started out as a Graphic Designer, but moved into Fine Art, which she finds more rewarding. She paints portraits/people, landscapes and other subjects in oils and sometimes in Acrylics.
She lived in France for 14 years, but now lives and works in Cape Town as a self-employed artist; either painting works to sell or fulfilling private commissions.
She also teaches art; privately, in groups and on Paint -Away Workshops. Because Karen is passionate about anything creative and loves to share her knowledge and techniques, she also teaches painting; privately, in groups and on Paint -Away Workshops and has created a blog about art.
Artist, writer and teacher. My blog is about making a life as an artist.