Summer exhibition Opening this weekend 17-21 December 2016

Latest painting by Lynne-Marie Eatwell

Latest painting by Lynne-Marie Eatwell

Please join us for a glass of wine at our studio this weekend and come and have a look at this years collection of work. We look forward to chatting and showing you what we have been busy with.

Getting ready for our Annual Summer Exhibition


Over the last year Eric has spent a great deal of time painting out doors or ‘Plein Air painting’ as they say, capturing every aspect of small town life in the Eastern Cape. I would say that he has seen the light as is evident in his masterful use of colour so playfully and sensitively expressed in this new body of work. Over the next few weeks we will be uploading all the new work that will be on exhibit to the website. We hope that you will join us for a glass of wine and conversation on the opening days to see the work in person and meet the artists. The exhibition will feature the latest work by Eric Oswald Eatwell, Lynne-Marie Eatwell and Mags Eatwell.

Summer Exhibition 2016


We are getting ready for our annual Summer Exhibition which will be held from 17 to 21 December and hope that you will be joining us.

Working on Horses

Half Scale replica by Lynne-Marie Eatwell

Half Scale replica by Lynne-Marie Eatwell

I know I have been quiet the past few months but I have a good reason, I have been working on a series of anatomical studies of horses and have recently completed this half scale replica of a horse made from plaster and steal. I hope one day to have it cast in bronze. I have also been working on a quarter scale version which also shows the muscles on the one side as well as several other sculptures of horses not to mention new paintings. Slowly but surly I am building up a collection of work while also creating a solid understanding of what the horse is. I hope to have a solo show based on the work but admit that I still have a great deal of work to do.

Summer Exhibition 2015


We are all getting ready for our annual Summer Exhibition

Rachel’s Goede Gifts


This is one of my new paintings of the fishermen on Fish Hoek Beach that I will be having on display at Rachel’s Goede Gift Christmas show on Wednesday 18th  between 17:00 & 19:00 and Thursday 19th 10:00 till 16:00

There will be lots of really wonderful things for sale so it is really worth going. The address is No.8 Goede Gift Rd, off Ranciman Drive, Simon’s Town there is an invitation posted on our Facebook page that shows a map.

Home From the Common


I had this painting on our resent Winter Exhibition. While it was hanging on the wall something didn’t feel right to me, it just didn’t feel finished, I couldn’t explain what it was that bothered me about it but there was something that had to change, so the very next day I took it off the wall and started working on it. I added paint, I added something without really knowing what it was but it felt good. I started to break down the tension in the painting, the tension put there by trying to reach a deadline. I broke down the fearful marks and replaced them with playful, confident and defiant marks. I added a part of my self which was missing all along. Most might not even notice the difference and that is okay but I feel better now. The chestnut mare in the painting is Emma, the darling horse that I am lucky to ride in the mornings.

Mags has been Painting


It has been a very long time since my mother has had so many paintings on display at one time and how I just love each one of them. They say that one should paint the things that one loves and judging from the care taken with each of these little characters it is unquestionable that my mother loves her chickens and geese. It was great fun to paint with my mother long into the cold winter nights with the fire going and the music playing I hope that there are still many of those nights ahead of us.

For those of you who would like a sneak peak at what will be on display at the exhibition, all the Current Work folders under the artists names have been updated. Hope to see you on Saturday.

Winter Exhibition 22 August 2015

E-Mail-BannerWe are having a Winter Exhibition on 22 August from 10:30am onwards at the studio in Noordhoek, there will be new paintings from all the artist and even if it is cold and wet we plan to have a nice fire and sherry to warm us from the inside. Hope to see you at the exhibition.

The Oak Tree


The Oak Tree is one straight from the heart. A good friend of mine was visiting me for a few days and we were talking about inspiration and being creative, tapping into that energy that comes from somewhere else that we try to find everyday but only get to taste on those few lucky days and then only for long enough to keep us showing up at the easel day after day hoping to hold onto that inspiration that seems to create beautiful things almost outside of us, as if it uses us only as a tool. We were so fired up just by talking about it that we decided to go out and paint anything we could find. I had always admired the Oak tree in the garden and happened to have a massive canvas that had a painting on it that I didn’t particularly care for so I dragged my easel and paints out into the garden and placed myself completely under the tree so that I was surrounded by it. I allowed the tree to show me how to look at it, painting the parts that my eyes were attracted to, I squeezed out huge amounts of paint and every time the though of cost came to my head I would say creativity is worth more than anything and I would squeeze out more. I was not trying to get a likeness of the shape of the tree, standing from a distance to see that I had put the branches in all the right places, instead I was trying to paint the way the tree made me feel when I looked at it and it filled me with joy and excitement and I still feel that way every time I look at it. It reminds me to keep searching.