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Bronwen Findlay



Type of book work: Other
Dimensions: 780 X 1000
Media: oil paint on canvas with book pages pasted rear

Artist's / designer's statements

I sometimes use books as reference for paintings. The bookcases in my studio are an important part of that creative space. The books in it, are well thumbed, sometimes covered in paint, sometimes "book marked" with pieces of paper to remind me where to look.

My collection of books is varied - at times I am inspired by the text and at other times by the images. I do not always reveal my source material - finally the painting speaks for itself. The same book can inspire totally different paintings or prints.

This oil painting depicts a little book called "the language of flowers". The book has become part of the painting and the surrounding marks and colours are inspired by it.

Artist / Educator


Master of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal 1994


Durban High Schools, University of Durban Westville, University of Kwa Zulu Natal, University of Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg

Selected Exhibitions

2017 - EARTH FABRIC Gallery Two, Johannesburg
2012 - MOVING FLOWERS Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2006 - ALL ABOUT EVERYTHING Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
2002 - FLOORS AND FLOWERS Tamasa Gallery, Durban


2007 - Helgard Steyn Award for Painting
2004 - Merit Award Brett Kebble Awards
2002 - Nominee for Vita Art Prize

Public Collections

Absa Bank
University of Cape Town
Durban Institute of Technology
First National Bank
Standard Bank
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Durban Art Gallery
Wits Art Galleries

Website: www.bronwenfindlay.co.za

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