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Artist Erika Van Zyl


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Biography


Introductory
 
Erika van Zyl is a professional artist, working primarily in oils. Her work reflects the fascinating South African Landscape. Still life and figurative paintings form part of her repertoire. 
 
She often employs bold colours in an impressionistic manner. Erika is a pleinair painter who also do larger works in studio. Using light in a painting to create atmosphere plays an integral role in her paintings. She loves to capture feeling and vibrancy throughout. She strives to convey the emotional connection that she had with each scene.
 
Erika has been painting professionally and conducting art classes for more than 12 years. Currently she is pursuing a career as a fulltime artist and do workshops throughout South Africa. She also started an online Art School, Colour your Canvas with Erika van Zyl and conducts online art classes.
 
Erika lives and works in Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
2019 Group exhibition: Hilton Arts Festival, Hilton College, Pietermaritsburg, KwaZulu Natal
2019 Group exhibition: Canvas deVine, Rietvallei Wine Estate, Robertson
2018 Solo Exhibition: Conversations with Nature. Pretoria Art Gallery, Gauteng
2018 Group Exhibition, Art South Africa Exhibition, Kirstenbosch
2017 Group exhibition, Prince Albert Open Studio, Prince Albert 
2017 Site-specific installation,” Olden Rose”, Lephalale
2017 Group exhibition, Crouse Art Gallery, Innibos Art festival (on site artist)
2017 Group exhibition, Crouse Art Gallery, Nampo festival
2017 Group exhibition, Crouse Art Gallery, Vryfees
2016 Canvas Online Exhibition
2016 Group exhibition, Crouse Art Gallery, Bushveld festival, Lephalale
2016 Group exhibition, Crouse Art Gallery, KKNK
2015 Site- specific exhibition, Christmas Market, Lephalale
2015 Solo exhibition, Bushveld festival, Lephalale
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
1)Kloppers, Sas, A Dictionary of the Artists of the Waterberg, Seriti Printing 2013, p. 126
2)The SA Artist Magazine, Issue no 31, Cover Competition, Runner up with her painting ‘Old Cottage’
3)The South African Artist Magazine, issue no 32, Mastering the method: Painting Silver.
4) The South African Artist Magazine, Issue no 43, One image, Three artists.
 
CONTESTS
1)      Old Cottage, Oil on Canvas, 20 x [...]

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