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Key Angela

Key Angela

1969: Born January 17th in Blantyre, Malawi.

 

1972 - 76: Moves to South Africa and in her early years shows great interest in art portraying the Cape's fauna and flora in oil pastels. In 1976, Angela wins the Santam Exhibition Youth Art Award.

 

1969: Born January 17th in Blantyre, Malawi.

 

1972 - 76: Moves to South Africa and in her early years shows great interest in art portraying the Cape's fauna and flora in oil pastels. In 1976, Angela wins the Santam Exhibition Youth Art Award.

 

1977 - 86: Her father's career in marketing takes the family from Cape Town to Connecticut, Dallas and finally Johannesburg where Angela matriculates at Northcliff High School. Her father's passion for wildlife photography, and annual trips to game reserves instill in her a love for the bush.

 

1988 - 92: Angela studies Fine Arts at Wits Technikon obtaining a distinction in sculpture. She leaves Johannesburg to join an advertising agency in Cape Town, where she first begins sketching birds in ink and watercolour.

 

1993: Travels to Kenya, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Eastern Europe and in 1994 returns to South Africa.

 

1994: Meets Hennie Niemann Jr. and is exposed to Vermont's illustrious art community. It is here that she is encouraged to pursue her detailed bird illustrations in pastel.

 

1995 - 96: Angela sets up a permanent studio with Hennie in Vermont, from were she can draw inspiration from the rich and diverse birdlife of the area's mountains and coastal fynbos regions as well as from frequent field trips to the Kalahari, Eastern Transvaal, Namibia and other game reserves throughout Southern Africa

 

1996: Sell-out exhibition with Hennie Niemann Jr. at the Onrus Galerie in September.

 

1997: Exhibition with Hennie Niemann Jr. at The Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

1998:
Exhibition at Onrus Galerie at the Marine, Hermanus.

2000:
'Triptych' Exhibition with Hennie Niemann Jnr. and Wehrner Lemmer, at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town

 

Exhibitions

 

1996: Sell-out exhibition with Hennie Niemann Jr. at the Onrus Galerie in September.
1997: Exhibition with Hennie Niemann Jr. at The Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
1998: Exhibition at Onrus Galerie at the Marine, Hermanus.
2000: 'Triptych' Exhibition with Hennie Niemann Jnr. and Wehrner Lemmer, at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town

Angela has an international clientele, and has participated in group exhibitions at various galleries around the country, the highlight being a two-person exhibition with Hennie Niemann Jr. at the Onrus Galerie in September 1996, which was followed by another exhibition by them in Rosebank, Johannesburg. She also donated a work to the World Wildlife Fund that was auctioned at a gala evening in Pretoria in October 1997.

 

Her work is represented in many private collections throughout Southern Africa, Namibia, as well as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

 

Portfolio Highlights

She has perfected a pastel technique to imitate feathers and fur. These beautiful pictures are immaculately executed with careful detail to portray natural colours specific to each species. This aspect gives valid content and interest to the work. The effective rendering of reflected sunlight gives glowing vitality to her works and although the wildlife subjects are depicted in their natural environment, the focus is on the animals rather than the landscape.

 

Giclée prints

Giclée prints are printed with light-fast inks on specially coated cotton paper. The paper used is an acid-free 310mg cotton based stock made in Germany. Colour permanence is ensured by using a pigment inkset that has been independently tested to last in excess of 100 years before any noticeable changes start taking place. Each image is reproduced in an edition of 30 prints that have been signed and numbered by the artist.