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W & N watercolours on Bockingford 300gsm – 8″ × 12″

“The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.”
- Galileo Galilei

Picture a vineyard under the African sun where almost every kind of grape grows in abundance. From the valleys of the Berg and Hex Rivers to the Bushveld in the tropical north, from the foot of Table Mountain in the Western Cape to the dry desert land of the Orange River, a wide diversity of climate and soil, where man and nature combine to produce grapes of excellent quality.

South Africa produces some of the finest wines and the world and has a history dating back to 1659. The Chenin blanc grape is the Cape’s most popular white variety with about thirty percent of our vineyards producing Chenin Blanc. And the Chardonnay grape is currently one of the most popular, if not the most popular, dry white wine variety in the world.

  1. 11th April 2012 – FEATURED in Artists of Still Life
  2. 12th April 2012 – FEATURED in Artists Universe
  3. 19th May 2012 – FEATURED in Green Artistry
  4. 5th august 2013 – FEATURED in Live, Love, Dream


fruit, grapes, white grapes, wine, chenin blanc, chardonay, watercolour, watercolor, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp, gauteng, south africa, still life

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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  • Antionette
    Antionetteabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Maree!

  • Thank you Antionette, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 2 years ago

    Mouthwatering!! Lovely Maree!

  • Thanks a lot Elizabeth!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanabout 2 years ago

    Just beautiful! I can taste them!

  • Thank you Ann, hope you enjoyed them! :-)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jay Gross
    Jay Grossabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations. This work has been featured in the Artists of Still Life group.

    Jay (co-host)

  • This is wonderful Jay! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

    April 12th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Aaah, thank you for the feature Mary, greatly appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Kittycat10
    Kittycat10about 2 years ago


  • Thanks ever so much Kitty, really appreciate your comment and visit!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 2 years ago

    Artistic Still Life Features!
    May 19, 2012
    Click the banner to view your featured work in our permanent gallery!

  • Thank you for the feature DeeZ, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on your features.

  • Thanks ever so much Virginian, appreciate the fav as well!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...9 months ago

    Beautiful work, Maree . . .

  • Thanks ever so much!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca9 months ago


  • Thank you for the feature Karen, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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