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Monday, October 6, 2014


(Work by Coral Spencer)

Four KZN women artists share the spotlight at the current exhibition in The Green Gallery in the Flanders Mall, Mount Edgecombe.

They are Sharleen Boaden; Coral Spencer; Kirsty Hall and Lieze Meyer. This exhibition marks the sixth anniversary of the gallery which was established in 2008.The gallery offers an eclectic collection featuring both established and up and coming artists.

Pietermaritzburg born Sharleen Boaden is an impressionist who strives to capture the emotive quality in the subjects she portrays and draws the viewer in with the essence of the subject rather than by painting replicas of real life.

Coral Spencer, born in Durban and schooled in America, has a keen interest in body language and relationships between people which she plays out in placement of figures in her captivating paintings. "I paint light and the human figure in its landscape."

Kirsty Hall finds inspiration in nature and her love for birds is clearly evident in her perfect portrayal of them in her paintings. She says that she sells her paintings to raise money for food and care for creatures great and small.

Lieze Meyer works with a minimal colour palette. Her paintings are monochromatic and have a compelling calmness about them. She creates images that evoke a sense of understanding of the subjects she selects. Meyer is another artist with a passion for animals.

Four Wonderful Women runs until October 13 at The Green Gallery Shop 19 Flanders Mall, Flanders Drive in Mount Edgecombe.  More information on 031 502 2757.