Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The ‘Thursday Girls’ 22 July - 18 August 2016

We get our name from the fact that we meet on Thursdays to paint. We spend three hours of bliss in each other’s company in Amanzimtoti– discussing technique, painting, exploring new mediums and experimenting with virtually everything!
The nucleus of the group is Ritha Fenske who is our teacher. Her passion is pastels but she is expert in oils, too. She is the one who prods and extends, the reason we keep on going to her studio.  She is crazy about cats and always has a cat picture on the go. But that is not her only passion. Ritha was a ‘Garret Artist’ and has maintained her interest in pure drawing and in painting religious figures and scenes. 

Hazel Nunes loves Nature and excels at beach and mountain scenes. She is also an enthusiastic quilter. Hazel’s pictures of wild animals are endearing and accurate and she also enjoys painting flowers and domestic animals.

Horses in all shapes and sizes are Anne Dunne’s favourite subject to paint.  In this exhibition, however, she has chosen to exhibit her landscapes and seascapes – another passion of hers. Anne began her life in Art as a sculptor and began painting as an additional interest. Now, she spends most of her time painting in oils.

Brenda Pratt enjoys making surreal interpretations of life around her. She has also painted landscapes and flowers realistically and enjoys making bold visual statements. A retired teacher, she experiments readily with technique and subject.

Patricia McCann  Her passion is not only for painting, per se, but also in bringing Art to the people. She is constantly on the lookout for opportunities for artists to exhibit and display their work. Her particular passion is for still life at present but she is keen to paint any subject when she is inspired.

With Patricia McCann as President and Hazel as Secretary, we are all members of USCAA – the Upper South Coast Art Association! 


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