Estelle Van Schalkwyk
Media - Coloured Pencils, Watercolour Paintings
Website - http://www.estelle.co.za
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Estelle Van Schalkwyk is a South African artist known for the meticulous and lifelike detail that her work displays.Her inspiration is from her love for nature, specifically wildlife, which she acquired while growing up in Zimbabwe.
Estelle Van Schalkwyk was born into a family with a rich artistic heritage. She is related to the late and well-known, Hugo Naude, who was famous for his works of the flowering fields of Namaqualand. Her Aunt Hettie Naude won a scholarship that enabled her to study art in Paris and in her own family, art provides an income for her mother and four sisters.
Her topics are mainly wildlife and bird studies.
Estelle Van Schalkwyk uses colour pencils to capture the realism of the animals and birds, and watercolours to create the softer backgrounds.
Her involvement as a founder member of the Helderberg region Art Route, permanent member of the Country Craft Market and the Western Cape Watercolour Group ensures that she has ample exposure to fellow artists in the region and personal contact with the public.
Estelle Van Schalkwyk has held exhibitions at Pretoria, Somerset-West, Stellenbosch and Dartmouth in Canada and also at the well-known Spier Wine Estate and V & A Waterfront. Her work has been on display in galleries in Pretoria, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Cape Town.
She has also done work for a leading stationery outlet in South Africa, which included a calendar of endangered wildlife and designs for writing paper, wrapping paper and cards.
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