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Thursday, October 12, 2017


The next gathering of the North Coast Artists will take place on October 14. It will take the form of a demonstration by Renee Leslie on The Process of Mixed Media.

In 2005, Leslie left  teaching to start  exploring art  seriously but had been drawing under Jeanette Gilks' tuition as a Garret Artist since 1993. She has not been formally trained but has always been interested in art for as long as she can remember. Her style is intuitive, loose and immediate. She favours using mixed media, collage and drawing with various tools on prepared backgrounds. Oil painting is a more recent exploration. 

“I tend to work loosely and intuitively, believing very firmly in expressive mark making and an imaginative interpretation,” she explains.

Leslie has been on many group exhibitions over the years in Johannesburg, at the Tatham  Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, and in Durban. Her first solo exhibition was in March this year at the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban. At a Members Exhibition at the KZNSA Gallery; she came second and was selected for the catalogued KZN Biennale 2010 Touring Exhibition.

The gathering will take place at 08h45 for 09h00 to 11h30 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament Hall, 2 Newport Avenue in Virginia, Durban (entrance just after Danville High School).

For more details contact President Wendy Fundudis on 032 946 3771 or 084 7511432 or