Veldskoen is celebrating South African Artists! Every month we will be featuring work from local artists, on our Facebook cover page and here on our website.
If you would like to be featured as a Veldskoen artist, email Anna@dorp.africa. We'd love to hear from you, and to showcase your work! Also, we will pay you with the best shoes in the whole world!
The brief for May was: Finding happiness in lockdown. Meet our May masterpiece makers!
Artist and illustrator Catherine Stevenson was born in Mossel Bay, in 1997. She moved to Cape Town at an early age and has been living there since. In 2018 she obtained her diploma in Fine Art at Ruth Prowse School of Art. Stevenson has participated in a number of small group shows, such as Ruth Prowse’s Annual Spring Exhibitions in 2016 and 2017, numerous pop-up exhibitions, and group exhibitions at Art.B Gallery in Bellville.She works in gouache and water-colour illustration, ink drawing, acrylic painting, as well as film photography. Recently, Stevenson has began working on her digital drawing skills, and hopes to begin doing more design work. She is inspired by nature, the simple and everyday beauties of life. Open to experimentation, her style is constantly evolving. She has given art classes to young children and has a passion for bringing out creativity in others.
Jana Coetzer (Poppiefield)
Jana Coetzer has always believed in the healing power of the arts. As a trained actress from the Free State, she appreciates all forms of art and admires the artists who bring it to life. What started out as an aid to help with anxiety turned out to be something magical - opening a new, crazy world of strange characters, lines and colours. Thus, PoppieField was born. She has been on this venture for little over a year, but with a spot in an art exhibition, her own line of PoppieField apparel and over 1000 pieces, she’s eager to see what the future holds. She loves the journey and is humbly grateful to see herself grow in this new direction. As Charles Bukowski said: “She’s mad, but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.”
Maryke Nel (Miemiebird)
Maryke Nel is a Cape Town based hobbit who is at her happiest when home, in her pajamas. While lockdown might be scary, it’s not a completely unfamiliar environment. Her brand Miemiebird specializes in original, illustrated prints on fun and quirky t-shirts for adults, as well as commissioned portraits. In the real world she works in the film and television industry (for which she has to wear proper clothes).
Amber Palmer (Fyne Lyne)
Hi, my name is Amber. I started these little drawings as a side project to keep my sanity after moving to a new city and staying aways away; like driving in from the farm when your school is in town. Anyway. It has brought me much joy and took me to some surprising places; like driving in by yourself that first time you got your licence and taking the wrong turn and now you're on the N1! I'm grateful. Thank you.|
Anke de Wet (The Doodling Dame)
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For as long as I can remember I’ve been getting into trouble for plonking myself down wherever I am and doodling little things in the corners of books, all over napkins, paper tablecloths, people… really any surface I was allowed to ‘deface’.
I love all the oddly beautiful things around us and I appreciate a dark sense of humour, but when all is said and done, I would like the world to be a kinder and more lovely place. I left my job in corporate to try to achieve that to some extent, hopefully my doodles can inspire that for someone else.