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Rogerio de Andrade

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ROGERIO DE ANDRADE – “I suppose my first influence and interest in drawing characters started at about the age of ten with Hergés Tin Tin. His illustrated adventures have always fascinated me. I collected and read all of his comic books. I enjoyed them so much that soon I was copying his style of drawing.

I invented my own stories and illustrated them too, “a la Hergé”.

Retha du Preez

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RETHA DU PREEZ (1965) – Growing up on the farm, Goreis, in the Outjo District, Namibia, Retha was given the nickname of “Riki” by her late father.

Retha only took up painting three years ago and after experimenting with various media, she realised that painting with oil is her passion.

Antoinette Dumon

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ANTOINETTE DUMON (1958) – Antoinette commenced with her art studies 8 years ago. The artwork of Lord Leighton and Bouguereau inspired her to study the Old Masters of the classic era and their art techniques.

Oil has remained her medium of preference. She has since ventured to do a variety of still lifes and scenic city paintings. She aims to communicate through art and resonate a slice of life with a spiritual meaning.

Johan du Plessis

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JOHANN DU PLESSIS (1972) – Johan was born in 1972 on the Highveld of Mpumalanga. Residing in Cullinan as full time artist, Johan is one of probably the smallest group of sculptors who mainly use welding as part of his creation process. His sculptures include a wide variety of mediums from metal, bronze, granite, marble, sandstone and cement.

Metal art welding is basically a form of sculpting in reverse – it is sculpting by addition.