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A leaf, a sun-beam, a landscape, the ocean, make an analogous impression on the mind. What is common to them all, that perfectness and harmony, is beauty. The standard of beauty is the entire circuit of natural forms, the totality of nature…
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of my favourite beaches – located at Zinkwazi on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa – done from memory, no preliminary sketching.

W & N Watercolour on Arches 300gsm – 10″ × 7″

1st January 2011 – Original artwork sold to an RB member. Thank you very much!

31 Jan 2011 – 1 Greeting card sold to Elizabeth Kendall


23rd February 2011 – SHOWING on the Front Page of Great Showcase Paintings

From my portfolio of South African Landscapes

Greeting card

Mounted print

Framed print



beach, ocean, sea, sand, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, zinkwazi, south africa, ballito

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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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting Maree!

  • Thank you so much Istvan, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 3 years ago

    Maree ek het jou so pas ge-bubble.. asb maak dit myne! Liefde
    Geen kommentaar nodig na so ’n bedel nie!

  • Ag, jy’s oulik!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Goeie aarde!! Dit is die heelmooiste wat jy nog ooit geverf het…en jy het al mooi geskilder hoor!! Ek is mal hieroor!Daai een donkerder wolkie is perfek!

  • Ag, maar jy’s NET so oulik! Kan omtrent nie glo jy dink dis die beste nie! Holladriehoe! Maar dis daai nuwe Arches-papier se skuld, dis WONDERLIK om op te werk… Baie dankie Liz, baie impressed met jou (en Betty!) En baie dankie vir die fav!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 3 years ago

    Lovely beach scene – wish I was there right now!!!

  • Thanks a lot, and I’m right with you Marsha! But my visit is going to have to wait until about May, when the weather cools down a bit at the coast…

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 3 years ago

    Maree, this is so pretty. A fav…….what a beautiful card and print it makes!

  • Wow, pleased you like it Kate, and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 3 years ago

    beautiful painting Maree

  • Thanks so much Mike, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Lovely and very a inviting scene!

  • Thank you Dot, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    i like this so much, Maree! inviting and want to walk right in. gorgeous colors,

  • Aaah, thank you Sally! Wish I were there right this minute as well!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Net gou weer kom loer…sjoe!

  • Jy is so ’n SKATTEBOL! dankie Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    A wonderful spot for a swim I would think. Shirley

  • Let’s go Shirley! Got my bikini ready!

    – Maree Clarkson

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