W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

A track leading up to a friend’s farm – dodging the rocks and ditches in the road is quite a feat. The Roads Dept. has long since stopped grading most of our farm roads and it’s up to the individuals living along that stretch to maintain the road. And the telephone poles don’t actually have any wires, that’s artistic license – those have been stolen long ago and not been replaced by Telkom for many years now. So, the general mode of transportation around here is 4 × 4 and the general method of communication is the iPhone as technology meets up with Country Living.

Location : Hillside, Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

  1. 14th February 2012 – FEATURED in Nature and man
  2. 25th April 2013 – FEATURED in Earth Day series – Part III. Earth in “Women 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 Kendallover 2 years ago

    …and all these things together make a beautiful painting!! Well done Maree!

  • Baie dankie Mev Kendall!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Karlientjie
    Karlientjieover 2 years ago

    En soos gewoonlik hang my onder kaak opie grond – uitstekende werk Maree!:)x

  • Haai Karlien, groot dankie! So bly jy hou daarvan en dankie vir die fav, waardeer dit!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 2 years ago

    This is wonderful. Your story fits the illustration to perfection and I love it. I can feel some of the tracks you are describing so vividly and it is wonderful. Alma xx

  • Ah, I’m really pleased this resonates with you Alma, I always love it when one of my paintings finds a place in your heart! And thank you for the fav, that’s great!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraover 2 years ago

    love it

  • So pleased Sandra, and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work… Congratulations on your feature!
    Nature And Man Features February 14th 2012

    This work is eligible to enter in our Nature And Man *Featured Works Challenge * February 2012
    Good Luck

  • Wow, this is so great Evita! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago
  • Thank you for the feature Fran, it’s great!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 1 year ago

    Congrats on the feature here Maree!!

  • Thank you Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

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