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A collaboaration between two of the finest artists in the KZN Midlands, sculptor Allen Hallett and pencil artist Vincent Reid
One of a kind, functional, decorative pieces made from carefully selected driftwood.
Allen Hallett has been a bronze wildlife sculptor for the past 30 years, having been a game ranger for the Natal Parks Board, most of his time being spent in the wilderness areas of Umfolozi game reserve conducting walking trails and working on rhino capture and other reserve duties.
Allen’s wildlife bronzes can be seen at various fine art galleries in South Africa.
He is hoping that through his art he is able to make a meaningful contribution to preserving Africa’s Wildlife
Pencil is my medium of choice as it is an extremely direct medium through which I can express the tones, contrasts and textures of my subjects and I aim to capture those moments which represent the essence of the African outdoor experience. I am inspired by the textures of nature and pencil allows me to incrementally and sometimes painstakingly carve those textures out of my paper. Each piece is a representation of my own personal experience and I will always endeavour to experience everything that I draw.
Tess is well known for her bespoke framing service which she runs from the Hallett Reid Gallery in Howick.. With a background in interior design Tess has a keen eye for colour and proportion which is evident in her paintings. Oils are her preferred medium as it allows for the layering of colour to achieve a sense of "light" and leave a lasting impression on the viewer.
Painting from the heart I feel every painting has to tell a story. Emotion plays a major part in each of my paintings; shapes and mood are all elements that drive my inspriation. By creating these images I hope to make people more aware of the beauty hidden within the unusual and seldom painted creatures of this world.
Catherine Raphael studied Textile Design at the Durban and Cape Town Technikons and later studied fine art at the Ruth Prowse school of art in Cape Town. She has had 2 solo exhibitions in Cape Town and had work in numerous group exhibitions. Currently she is being tutored by Ian Calder, professor of fine art at UKZN, PMB, in his studio in Howick.
Catherine loves charcoal and pastels because they give the human body a sculptural dimension reminiscent of the classical anatomical drawings.
I am a predominantly self taught artist but recently started oil painting lessons with Lynda Buchanan-Clarke to further develop my artistic skills, especially in the area of portrait painting. I particularly enjoy Pino Daeni’s style of portraiture as his art evokes a feeling or a story about the person whose portrait is being painted. My aim is to also create art that calls forth a feeling or drama so that the viewer is emotionally affected”.