July 2013

Deziree Fine arts July Newsletter
July 2013 newsletter

Motionless July... or not

It is the coldest month in the Southern Hemisphere and all should be quiet and hibernating...
However this month was positively filled with one of a kind: President Barack Obama visited my home town of Fish Hoek, Nelson Mandela turned 95, and the future King of England was born!

As we feel the world shift into a new phase it is impossible to lie dormant this winter. The evolution of modern times is as clear as the evolution of man kind. A President, a Saint and a King, all connected with the ability to resolve, heal and restore. Qualities that belong to humanity, that belong to you and to me.

Giving back!

In celebration of Madiba's 95th Birthday, prints of 'My Madiba' are available for purchase. Twenty five percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo in his honour. More information

Our Origin

Depicted is a little boy wearing a traditional necklace featuring the Greater One Horned Rhino. This piece, called 'Our Origin', forms part of the collection 'Belong to Africa'. Exploring our own origin and confronted with the future of this critically endangered animal. Forever striving to inspire change, this painting is on auction with a starting bid of R5500. The full proceeds will be donated to The Rhino Orphanage. Place your bid directly to the Orphanage here : 'Our Origin'
View the rest of the collection

Deziree Fine Arts in Franschhoek

'From the Ashes' is on exhibit in the exquisite showroom of ANPA jewelers in Franschhoek. Carefully curated by owner Patrizia my creations can now be seen by a wider audience. Selected original sketches and oil paintings coincide with charismatic jewelry. A powerful combination that will inevitably inspire.

SHIRAZ & ART Festival

27 - 29 September 2013

Welcome to Shiraz country!
A sensory weekend celebrating wine and the arts. Exhibitions and live performances at venues throughout the the valley and a variety of Shiraz inspired menus in all eateries.
View my latest body of work 'Co-existence' in Riebeek Kasteel this Spring. Details in my August Journal.


There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living
- Nelson Mandela

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A study of natures hidden treasures. I am currently working on my new exhibition called
'Co-existence'. A body of work consisting of small sketches and paintings of endemic Fynbos and Insects. From Fruit Flies to Tiger moths to Cape Snow. My aim is to shed light on the treasures we overlook every day. To inspire you to stop and look twice at the next natural beauty that crosses your path, to respect it's place amongst us as we live in coexistence. This body of work will also be exhibited in Kirstenbosh Gardens later this year.