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W & N watercolours on Bockingford 300gsm

“A lot of people go through life like they are rowing a boat. They look at where they have been (the PAST), rather than where they are going (the FUTURE).”

For this painting I was inspired by Elizabeth Kendall’s beautiful photograph A boat in the harbour -

Blessed with a coastline almost 3 000 kilometres long, and numerous dams, lakes, rivers and streams, South Africa has plenty to offer the fishing enthusiast. From game fish in two oceans to trout in mountain streams, there is something to challenge and entertain everyone.

2 Greeting Cards – 24th March 2011 to a lovely RB member! Thank you!

  1. 30th January 2011 – FEATURED in This & That
  2. 6th February 2011 – FEATURED in Realist Paintings about Water
  3. 8th February 2011 – FEATURED in Fantastic Primitive Art
  4. 13th August 2011 – FEATURED in Sold
  5. 22nd September 2011 – WINNER in the challenge Float My Boat! in “Art at its Best”
  6. 23rd September 2011 – FEATURED in EXPLORE
  7. 9th September 2012 – FEATURED in African Art and Photography
  8. 28th September 2012 – WINNER in the challenge Vissersbote in Afrika /
    Fishing boats in Africa
    in ‘Afrikaans’
  9. 8th February 2013 – Fine Art Award in “Artistry”
  10. 29th July 2013 – FEATURED in Live, Love, Dream

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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  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leealmost 4 years ago

    “Forward, ho!”
    (In the OLD sense!)

    Great work Maree.

  • Smile! thanks for the fav Lee!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 4 years ago

    Maree…this is so cool (thought) and re freshing
    sandra x

  • Thanks so much for the fav Sandra, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely painting would you like to submit this to my new group,
    Traditional Wooden Boats? Sorry I don’t know how to do links.

  • I already have Sue, pleased you like it and thanks for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago


  • THANK YOU Rosalin, pleased you like it enough to fav it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholalmost 4 years ago

    Oops, sorry you already had!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! I think this is my favorite painting of yours so far! Lovely reflections and water! Outstanding boat detail and light! Love it!

  • Aaaah, so nice of you to say so Angie! thanks for that and thank you for adding it to your favourites!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunteralmost 4 years ago

    Awesome work Maree!

  • Thank you so much Istvan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 4 years ago

    #What a MARVELOUS painting by such a splendid artist!

  • Oh Barb! thank you for that, I really appreciate it!! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimeralmost 4 years ago

    Great subject in its purity and simplicity and really well observed, Maree!

  • Thanks Ann, nice of you to say so!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Elleralmost 4 years ago

    Maree, this is gorgeeeeeeeous. Splendid water and reflections. So very well done. A favorite

  • Wowie, pleased you like it Kate! And thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

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