'Blush' is mixed media work combining ink, acrylic and photography by artist Santie Cronje.
This layered image features one of Santie Cronje's beautiful moths, both an inspiration and a warning, layered with photographs of the artist's Waikato surroundings. Ink and acrylic washes create the final layer.
"There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer". – Calvin Coolidge 1924
'Blush' has been mounted in a soft grey, raw wood frame with reflection control glass.
Image Dimensions: 400mm (w) x 420mm (h)
Medium: Mixed media, Ink, Acyrlic, Photographic Paper
Originally from South Africa, symbolic artist Santie Cronje studied Art at school and completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Pretoria in 1994.
Santie's preferred medium is acrylics, with its quick drying times and low toxicity. She uses thin layers and washes to create different moods and light effects. Her narrative work is described as "a delicate simplicity and elegance, which touches the childlike side of the heart."
A love of the ocean, travelling, nature, the colour turquoise and the moon are all elements that inspire Santie's creations.
Santie is currently represented by a few select galleries. Her work is held in private collections in New Zealand and abroad.
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