Art Portfolio Exhibition 2017

Here is a small selection of my paintings which will be on exhibition at the John Winter Hall, in Kirstenbosch Gardens, as part of the Art Portfolio exhibition.

The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm, from Tuesday 28 March until Wednesday 5th April.

A selection of my miniature paintings – all priced at R950,00

…and one of my larger paintings:

Red Sails by Di White

‘Red Sails’ – acrylic on boxed canvas, 1000mm x 800mm. R9500,00.

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Out of pain, a thing of beauty

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My husband Kevin with Elaine from Cancercare

This is a very personal story involving me, my husband and my art. It completely comes from my heart and is a tribute to our local Cancercare treatment centre where all the doctors, radiologists and staff through their compassion and caring made a bad situation into a much more bearable process.

When Kevin, my husband, was diagnosed with throat cancer last year we were devastated.  Kevin was offered radiation treatment, because an operation would not have been possible due to his other health issues.

When we went to Cancercare in Somerset West we were very pleasantly surprised at the care and dedication of the oncologist, the radiologist and the whole staff who helped us there.  They made it so much easier for us to handle the 7-week course of treatment which was daily from Monday to Friday.

Kevin retained his sense of humour throughout and I think everyone appreciated it.  There was just one bugbear, ‘the mask’ which was designed to keep his head and shoulders perfectly still during the treatment.  Kevin hated it with a vengeance and when we were presented with it at the end of the treatment, Kevin looked at it with horror.

My reaction as an artist was that I must do something with it.  I must create a thing of beauty, but still represent all the pain and make a meaning of what Kevin went through during its use.  The red rope represents the pain and the burning, the open mouth the panic of breathing, the spiral is the radiation and the colours are the South African Cancercare.

I presented the sculpture to Elaine Westraadt, radiologist from Cancercare’s Vergelegen Centre at the opening of my gallery’s most recent exhibition: ‘Loose and Wonderful‘.

Kevin is doing well following the treatment and I am busy creating further ‘mask sculptures’ bringing beauty out of pain and hope out of suffering.’  The sculptures are on exhibition at my gallery: Bright Street Gallery, 33 Bright Street, Somerset West.

 

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Awesome art in the most beautiful garden in Africa!

This is going to be awesome – great venue at the John Winter Hall in the magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.  And to be surrounded by such a talented bunch of Cape artists!

Art Portfolio invitation March 2017

 

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Sales at the Opening

Nice openng at my gallery – Bright Street Gallery – on Friday.
Pleased to say that I sold my painting ‘Market in Cairo’.

‘Market in Cairo’ framed watercolour 320mm x 420mm. SOLD

 

Ann Selbach’s ‘Eye Shopping’ had also been sold – even prior to hitting the gallery!

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My Loose and Wonderful Paintings

New off the easel and now hanging in my gallery – Bright Street Gallery – ready for the opening on Friday!

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‘Autumn Day’ ©Di White 2017

 

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‘A Day by the River’ ©Di White 2017

 

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‘Riverbank’ ©Di White 2017

 

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‘Fields of Green’ ©Di White 2017

 

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‘Bubbling Stream’ ©Di White 2017

 

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‘Purple Shadows’ ©Di White 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loose & Wonderful

Really looking forward to the next exhibition at my gallery – Bright Street Gallery.  Such a pleasure to be exhibiting by work alongside some very talented people!

We are showing some of the artwork on the gallery’s facebook page – even better if you can come and see the ‘real thing’.

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A nice sale today…

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January Sales at Kirstenbosch

Delighted to say that I’ve sold 2 paintings from the portfolio (unframed works) at the SASA Merit Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens.

The exhibition runs until Tuesday 7th February, so there’s still plenty of time to go and have a look!

'By the lake' by Di White

‘By the lake’ by Di White

'At the edge of the pond' by Di White

‘The edge of the pond’ by Di White

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SASA 2017 Merit Exhibition

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The South African Society of Artists (SASA) 2017 Merit Exhibition opens on Friday, 27 January at 18h00 in the wonderful Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.

Many of South Africa’s top artists are represented at this exhibition and I am honoured to be part of it again this year.

I have 5 paintings hanging in the exhibition (plus a further 4 unframed works in the portfolio). Here’s one of the paintings which is part of the main exhibition.

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‘Red Sails’ by Di White – acrylic on boxed canvas, 1000mm x 800mm

Di White @ Bright Street Gallery

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New exhibition at the Harold Porter Gardens

I’m very pleased to be part of the Western Cape Artists’ Society‘s Annual Merit & Little Gems exhibition which opens at the beautiful Harold Porter Gardens in Betty’s Bay on Saturday.

A lovely setting where as well as viewing our exhibition you can walk in the gardens and have a bite to eat in the restaurant.

You can view some photos from the opening by clicking here.

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