The South African Society of Artists Annual Exhibition opened at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town this morning. The paintings on this exhibition are those picked at the selection I described in a previous post.
After weeks of rain and miserable cape winter weather, we were blessed with a magnificent sunny spring day. Kirstenbosch was at its best, full of colour with lush green lawns and Table Mountain rising majestically above. A perfect setting in which to display the work of some very talented people.
Virginia MacKenny, senior lecturer in painting at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT, opened the exhibition and gave an inspiring speech encouraging all of us to continue expressing our individuality through our art. She advised us not to use the selected works as defining what is good art and something we have to copy.
The exhibition is well worth a visit and will be open until the 10th October.
Jessica Brown, who was the model for my portrait "Jessie" which was selected for the exhibition, presented the prizes for the top paintings.