I am, Michelle Douglas. A surfer based near Cape Town, South Africa. Since beginning to surf in 2004, I’ve constantly searched for new ways of expressing my love for the ocean and realised my desire to communicate this love could be achieved through my love for painting. I attended Mactrain Multimedia College to study Graphic Design in 2000 but it was only later in October 2010, having worked commercially between 2008 and 2013 as a graphic designer after creating my own company called Creative Engraving, that I decided to learn to paint. I have since completed several privately commissioned artworks as well as having also sold through galleries and privately from my studio. I draw my inspiration from my own photography and surfing experiences. My pursuit is to portray the roaring ocean with it’s moods, movement and colour. I enjoy painting with oil paints, acrylics and mixed media too.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and to lose ourselves the the same time."
"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life."
"Art is not what you see but what you make others see."
"He who works with his hands is a labourer. he who works with his hands and his head is a craftsmen. He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart, is an artist."
A Celebration of Local Art @ the South Peninsula Community Art Gallery Enter a raffle and stand a chance to win a stunning piece of original artwork by South Peninsula Gallery Curator and Artist, Carrie Basson!
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Advice for artists giving up art Life is hard. . . art can be hard. And making a living with art? Well, that can feel impossible. But that desire to give up? It’s there for all of us. Here’s some motivational advice for overcoming it: 1. Remember that it’s normal Life isn’t easy, and neither is Read more about Advice for artists giving up art[…]
LSU is a community dedicated to celebrating women long boarders in South Africa. Sharing the stoke of wave riding. Follow the Ladies Slider Union on facebook. Just click on the icon below 🙂 P.S. not sure who the artist is for the logo above but it sure is beautiful.
Issue 22 is out What’s in Store: Great product giveawaysLimited PalettesCreating HarmonyFEATURED ARTIST: NICKY CHOVUCHOVU48 hours in TulbaghFEATURED ARTIST: JUDITH SCHÄFERFEATURED ARTIST: JASON ASKEWInside the Studio: Studio3FEATURED ARTISTS: RYAN AND JODIE LOUBSERSketching from life: LORNA PANZENBOCKPainting with glazes: DALENE MCINTOSHDrawing demo: NICOLAS DUROCHER-YVONFEATURED GALLERY: This & ThatPainting in public: KIM MYERSONBook a workshop: JENNIFER McCHRISTIANPORTRAITURE: WILLIE Read more about The South African Artist’s Magazine current issue[…]
THE 4TH ANNUAL KOMMETJIE BOARDSWAP & SURF FESTIVALA party for the whole family. Craft beer, friends, fairy lights, live music, a movie, surfy market stalls, kids activities, surfboards to swop. Here’s some of the stalls expected at the event. Z.A. Café coffee on the brew! Yummy Vegan donuts on sale tooBeautiful fins and skateboards from Kommetjie Surf Read more about 4th Annual Kommetjie Boardswop & Surf Festival 29th OCT 2016[…]