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Eric Eatwell web-site and painting workshops

Have a look at Eric’s new personal web-site for details on workshops and demonstrations.

 Art Workshops done all over South Africa, if you would like to have one in your town/city don’t hesitate to contact me for more information

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Thank You for coming

For all those who joined us for our open day thank you so much for coming. It was really wonderful to see everyone again and we had a lovely day. The weather was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for better support. If you haven’t yet come by please feel free to knock on the door any time. Looking forward to saying hello.

Studio Opening

We will be having an open day at the new studio on 4 May, Eric, Lynne, Mags and Tom will be there to show everyone the new space and their latest works. Please join us for some cheese and wine. The studio will be open from 11 AM to 8 PM and probably later. Located just opposite the Noordhoek Farm Village on the Mail Rd.

Phone 021 789 2767 for more details. Looking forward to say hello

Framing at the Eatwell Gallery

We are home, you can now get professional framing directly at the new Eatwell Gallery, the workshop is on site and functioning. At the moment the gate is not the easiest to see due to a bush temporarily blocking the view. The new sign goes up today so if you see us you are welcome to come inside.

The Studio

The Studio

The Studio is now up, though it is still a long way from finished I am happy to be working in my new space everyday. My skylight arrives on Friday and I am adding bits and pieces to the space everyday. It took a whole day for me to plaster the curls on to the side of my wall which I love dearly, now the next thing is to get those pigeons out of my chimney. You are welcome to come and visit any time just let me know before so that I can make sure I am there and make sure the geese don’t block you in the driveway.

Eric Oswald Eatwell Exhibition

Eric Oswald Eatwell will be exhibiting his work at

One on One

Hosted by Denis and Anita Williams

Opening Night: Thursday 1 November 2012 at 6h00 for 6h30

Venue: One on One Antiques, 4 Desmond Street, Kramerville, Johannesburg

RSVP: Michelle on (011)262 2294 or info@1on1antiques.co.za before 25 October 2012

The exhibition will run from Friday 2 November to Thursday 8 November 2012

The Red Door

My Dad and I went to hunt for treasures at one of our favorite places on Earth, Ross Demolishers. We were digging through mountains of old wood looking for old flooring boards that we could use in the kitchen of yet another house that my parents were building. When ever we went to Ross I would always keep an eye out for some special piece that could one day be used in my imaginative “One Day” house or studio. One day when I have a house of my own It would have big windows and a massive art studio all to myself were I could work in all day, space for woodwork, sculpture, photography and painting, you name it I would have the space to do it in this “One Day” studio. I would often find massive Cape Dutch window frames that had been yanked out of some unfortunate old house that should probably have been treated more like a monument than old bones that needed to be torn down. I would never buy these windows, doors or old wooden beams as the reality of my “One Day House” still seemed a far off dream and knowing how often my parents moved I knew that anything that I bought would have to be moved as well.

So when we arrived to start our search for old floor boards, I turned a corner and there it was, a beautiful red door. My heart stopped and love blinded me to any other wood in the yard. My birthday was coming up and when my dad saw the look on my face he knew that he found a good present so he offered to buy it for me. The owner of Ross was standing next to us at the time and I quickly reached for his hand to shake in the sale deal, making him promise not to sell it to anyone else while we continued our shopping. As our hands let go another man came running up to the door exclaiming, its perfect, I must have it, how much is it? “Sorry mister that door is mine! ” He pleaded with me saying how he needed it for a renovation for a clients house, but there was little he could say to get me to give him the door. It was my “One Day” studio door.

The door came home with us that day and was stored in the garage for a long time, needless to say it has been moved three times from one garage to another, but in the end it has found it’s home. This is not as big as the “One Day studio” I had in mind but it is a start.

New Video loaded

I loaded a new video to the Media page. It is of the first stage of a portrait that I did of my good friend Larochelle Nicholson. I painted the painting a few years ago and it was the first time I had ever attempted a life size portrait. We worked at night in the gallery after everyone had gone home. In the end the painting took about a month to complete. It was a challenging and wonderful experience and I hope to do many more portraits of my friends in the future. This painting was recently sold to a prominent collector in Pretoria and I am very proud to have it as part of his extensive collection.

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The New Gallery

 

We are very excited to announce that we will be reopening “The Eatwell Gallery” This is literally the foundation of the new ‘building’. We have been without a home for quite a while now and we feel that it is time to open our doors once again. Things will be a little different this time. We will still be in the idyllically set country town of Noordhoek on the Cape Peninsular but instead of being in the ‘Noordhoek Farm Village,’ we will now be across the road on a beautiful piece of land we purchased.

This time the space will be used more as a working studio than a gallery, as we need our space to paint. We will also be moving the Longbeach framing workshop onto the farm so one could also get things framed on site.

As it is now on a private property, visitors will be welcome to make an appointment to come and see us and enjoy the beautiful farm atmosphere complete with Geese and horses. We hope to have many great exhibitions and events during the summer months so there will be plenty to keep you coming back for more.

There is still a great deal of work to be done but the foundations have been cast and that is the most exciting part.

 

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Cambodia

 

In October of 2011 I was invited to travel to Cambodia along with another South African Artist, Daleen Roodt. We were commissioned by a prominent South African Collector to paint a series of paintings based on our experience of the temples of Angkor Wat. I was accompanied by Gert Basson, who also documented the experience and is working on a short documentary about trip and the art that comes from it.

This is one of many paintings that I have been working for the series, it is of a young girl in her playground of ruins. I was struck by the way the light caught her as it filtered through the thick canopy above.