Watercolour in Moleskine 200gsm Folio 12″ × 8″

Blustery, wind-swept grass
leaves dancing, everlast
Trees bowing, branches creep
dusty vision that I keep
Waves lapping, rocks abound
seagulls dipping, all around

Jon Coe

Many a times I’ve sat on the dunes at Zinkwazi KwaZulu Natal, South Africa), and revelled in the sight of the wind whipping the dune grasses into a frenzy, as if to align the landscape with the stormy seas, with white horses dancing in the distance and waves crashing furiously onto the beach as they’re driven onto the coast by the wind. I’m not normally a wind person, but at the coast it seems to have a purpose and doesn’t leave dust in your hair or dry out your skin.

  1. 23rd August 2010 – FEATURED in Light in the Darkness
  2. 28th October 2012 – FEATURED in Woman Painters


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Superb!! Lovely poem as well.

  • Thank you for adding it to your favs Liz! You’ve got great taste (lol!)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    Beautiful dancing light, Maree

  • Thanks so much Shulie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    I love how you rendered the sky in this piece!

  • Thanks Ken, glad you like it.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylabout 4 years ago

    ♫.•°°African Art At heART°°•.♫":
    22 July 2010

  • *Thank you very much for your compliment and supporting my work Susan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 4 years ago

    beautifully layers of colours Maree…just lovely

  • Many thanks Linda, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • John Moore
    John Mooreabout 4 years ago

    Great stuff. Dreamy sky

  • Thanks so much for the compliment John, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Glenn Marshall
    Glenn Marshallabout 4 years ago

    I nearly missed this Maree – it’s a super painting!

  • Oh no Glenn! Bad, bad boy! thanks so much and pleased that you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • shazart
    shazartabout 4 years ago

    beautiful movement in this fab painting Maree!

  • Thank you so much Shaz, thrilled you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylalmost 4 years ago

    for the submission!
    ♫.•°°African Art At heART°°•.♫
    20 August 2010

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 4 years ago

    August 22,2010 Congratulations, wonderful art piece!

  • Aaaah Flowers! This is really awesome! Much appreciated and I’m totally thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

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