W&N watercolours on Arches 300gsm.
Aaaah, the dream of a cottage by the sea…. on the West Coast of South Africa…
“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It’s just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfils the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected.”
- Ben Okri
My dream of a cottage by the sea… There are songs written about it, there are books written about it and poems written about it – the sea. How many of us have the dream of owning a cottage by the sea?
I don’t mean a unit in a complex by the sea, I’ve had one of those in a busy, busy seaside town… I mean a place of peace and tranquility, far from the madding crowd, quiet walks on the beach with not a soul in sight, collecting shells and drift-wood, sitting on a rock watching the ships go by… listening to the sound of thunder and lightning on a windy stormy night, intermingled with waves crashing on the beach, feeling safe in the warm glow of the fire crackling in the hearth…
28th May 2011 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the Challenge “It’s a small world after all” in “A Place to Call Home”
30th May 2011 – FEATURED in “Fantastic Primitive Art”
9th July 2012 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge “Die WESKUS: Suid-Afrika / The WEST COAST: South Africa” in ‘Afrikaans’
27th September 2013 – FEATURED in “Art Universe”
27th September 2013 – FEATURED in “Everyday Women”
17th April 2016 – FEATURED in “African Art and Photography”
22nd April 2016 – FEATURED in “Old Farts of RedBubble”