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Engraved in my memory by Maree  Clarkson

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W&N watercolour on smooth cardboard

On our previous property, also an 8.5ha smallholding in Tarlton (South Africa), we had a low rock wall surrounding the 1-acre garden, which gave us a measure of security but also allowed the flocks of guinea fowl roaming the area to visit for a snack. I used to put out seeds for them and would watch their antics and paint them whenever they came for a visit. They got quite used to me and didn’t pay much attention because, after all, they had their sentinels posted on the wall, keeping an eye open for danger!

That smallholding gave me such pleasure for the 27 years we lived there that each detail – trees, flowers, plants, birds – is still deeply engraved in my memory….

  1. 3rd March 2012 – FEATURED in Image Writing
  2. 26th November 2012 – FEATURED in Redbubble’s Treasures

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landscape, trees, wall, rock wall, nature, smallholding, watercolour, watercolor, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp, gauteng, south africa, farm, engraved in my memory

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.
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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 2 years ago

    What a wonderful memory, and a lovely painting to accompany it.

  • thank you very much Sue!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Kobus Olivier
    Kobus Olivierover 2 years ago

    Mooi herhinnering en baie mooi geskilder, Maree.

  • Baie dankie dat jy dit by jou gunstelinge gelas het Kobus, bly jy hou daarvan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • mordechai
    mordechaiover 2 years ago

    You realize you simply may be too talented to allowed to live…

  • He he! Thank you for the feature Mordechai, whoot whoot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    So mooi, veral die klipmuur!!

  • Baie dankie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    En VEELS GELUK met die erkenning hier !
    Tralalie!!

  • Nicla Rossini
    Nicla Rossiniover 1 year ago


    November 26th 2012 Congratulations! Your work is featured in the Group Redbubble Treasures If you have time, please visit our forum or see your work in the Permanent Gallery
    Your host,
    Nicla

  • This is really so great Nicla! Thank you for the feature, a lovely honour!

    – Maree Clarkson

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