A Solo Exhibition of paintings | Frederike Stokhuyzen:
12 March (16:30) – 08 April 2017
at The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town
The glory and resilience of nature have remained a constant source of inspiration in Frederike Stokhuyzen’s work over decades. As her monograph ‘Born to be an Artist’ infers, she loves to paint and the process has been an adventure of discovering spanning continents.
The main body of work for this exhibition is drawn from two destinations; an autumn visit to her daughter, Genevieve near Petersfield, Hampshire, UK and the Cape West Coast, SA in spring.
In strong contrast to the massive forests and avenues in the UK, the plains of the Cape West Coast are covered by a mantle of bright flowers in spring. These paintings reflect the strong African light and the vibrant contrasts of lilac, orange and yellow flowers against the grey slate and blue sea.
After completing her BA Fine Art at Rhodes University, Frederike studied stained glass at the Central School of Art in London. These studies and her use of the palette knife bring a unique faceted character to her painting.
Frederike has held more than 40 solo exhibitions in South Africa and Europe. She has participated in numerous group shows including the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Institute of British Artists, the Paris Salon and the Society of Wildlife Artists (London).
Image: Frederike Stokhuyzen, Springtime, Posberg (detail), 39 x 60 cm, Oil