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Saturday, February 25, 2017


(Marjorie Bresler)

The next meeting of North Coast Artists will take place on March 11 from 09h00 to 12 noon.

The demonstrator will be Ballito artist and art teacher, Marjorie Bresler who was born in Sinoia (Chinoyi) in the former Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). At the age of six, she already knew that she wanted to be an artist. She was taught to paint in oils at a very young age by a New Zealand artist and was fortunate to have one-on-one tuition with portrait artist, Veronica Burleigh. (Slade Art School). Burleigh used to spend six months of the year in England and six months in Rhodesia, painting the portraits of Members of Parliament and well known TV personalities.

Bresler passed Art at school with distinction and then proceeded to Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town. After completing her teaching qualification, she embarked on a career in teaching. It was only after she met her long-time friend and mentor, Durban artist, John Smith that she learnt to work in pastel, watercolour and advanced oil techniques.

Her passion for art has led her to explore a number of different media over the years. She works in charcoal, pastels, oil and watercolour and paints most subjects - in particular, skies, trees, flowers and figurative work. Portraits have become a particular interest over the last few years. she has sold work through galleries and exhibitions, but the majority of her work has been commissioned.

There will also be a short presentation from June Dovey titled Birth of the Impressionists.

The meeting will take place on March 11 from 09h00 to 12 noon at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament Hall, 2 Newport Avenue, Virginia, in Durban North (entrance just after Danville High School).

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