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Bright Street Gallery is hosting a Group Exhibition called Eye of the Beholder, celebrating the involvement of the viewer in bringing the work to life. As selected artist, Leonie.e.Brown is showcasing a mini solo exhibition of her works in the foyer.

The exhibition runs from 12 October 2018 at 6.30pm and running until the 16th of November and features her latest ENCAUSTIC and large scale paintings

CAPE TOWN CITY,  – Leonie.e.Brown is an international artist who is known for her dynamic soulful and spiritual ENCAUSTIC and ABSTRACT oil paintings.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday 12 October at 6.30pm to 8pm, and running until the 16th of November 2018

All welcome to join us for a glass of wine and beautiful art!

The surface of each painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, which give the finished work a three dimensional quality. A sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below. The layering give the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin smooth surface through touch. The wax layers get more and more translucent through the warmth emanating from the exploring human hand. The viewers becomes a part of the slow change and clarity of the painting…as if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind. There is a strange ethereal beauty to these paintings, as if they were made from air.

“I’m driven to continually experiment and try new mixes and materials. My passion for art and what I do is what keeps me coming back to the studio. I find the encaustic medium absolutely fascinating, watching the paint changes as you heat it up. I love the unpredictable nature of Encaustica and that eternal search for the perfectly smooth and translucent finish. Encaustic art is pure alchemy.”


Leonie has been painting and teaching for more than 20 years, and has created and sold over 400 pieces of art. Her love for encaustics started 4 years ago when she discovered this elusive medium for the first time. Encaustics is not as well known in South Africa as in the USA and UK. The medium is difficult to master and materials are expensive. Leonie runs an open studio and can be contacted for viewing on 082 4498475. Her work can be viewed and her website at www.lifeart.co.za.

Opening night at 6.30 pm

Bright Street Gallery

33 Bright Street

Somerset West 7130

RSVP: brightstreetgallery@gmail.com

RSVP: 021 851 2520

Author: leonie@lifeart.co.za

Passionate, expressive, urgent, often using palette knives to scrape and make marks into the paintLeonie's current body of work focus more on romantic abstract landscapes, using thick impasto paint with lots of texture and color. She describes the process of painting as, “passionate, expressive, urgent, often using palette knives to scrape and make marks into the paint”.Her latest work is influenced by the likes of Errol Boyley and William Turner. Dale Elliot, one of South Africa's most beloved painters, called her the 'new Errol Boyley'.For the last few years she has been focusing on establishing herself as a serious investment artist. She describes her current work as “Romantic Turnerism” influenced by the likes of Constable, Turner and South African Artist, Errol Boyley, and Adriaan Boshoff.

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