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Saturday, December 30, 2017


(“Eskom Cows Grazing– oil painting by Sue Bernon)

An exhibition by Sue Bernon is currently running at the Blue Caterpillar Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.

There are 14 works in all on this exhibition featuring works in oils and sculptural work in clay. Nine works depict cattle with different backgrounds and weather conditions.

Bernon is a local talented artist exhibiting her work - her series of cows in different settings are dramatic and she has created her own unique style to capture local rural settings. Her florals, mostly the beautiful Protea also form part of her exhibition.

Bernon states: “I am a South African fine artist. Graduated with a fine art degree, I have been making art my career ever since. I work in various art forms, and attend many art workshops. I also train students in my area.”

Her work is inspired by form and colour, and the sources and variations of colour as light falls on it. She regularly exhibits her work, and it can be found in many South African homes as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Britain and the US.”

“I aim at depicting the drawn and colour form into an unusual tapestry style, without losing sensitivity and character. I strive to draw the viewer into my paintings by leaving little bits of unfinished places. My love for drawing, and passion for colour, inspire me to continually create nostalgic paintings,” she adds.

The exhibition closes at the end of February. The Blue Caterpillar Gallery is situated at the Butterflies for Africa complex at 37 Willowton Road in Pietermaritzburg. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h30, Saturdays 09h30 to 15h30 and Sundays 10h30 to 15h30. More information from Jeni Cramer on 033 387 1356 or email or visit