The Story of a Mountain / Original
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"The Story of a Mountain" by Santie Cronje is an Original Acrylic painting on canvas framed in a white tray frame with a smooth finish.
Mountains hold secrets and time in their folds and crevices. The symbolise stillness and firmness. They give shelter and nutrients and is a vital part of the world's ecosystem. Many Ancient cultures considered the mountain as the center of the world. Mountains link heaven and earth and in New Zealand Maori culture they represent great spirits and many a love story have been told about them. This particular Mountain is inspired by Mount Taranaki.
Framed Size: (h)500mm x (w)660mm
Originally from South Africa, Santie Cronje has called New Zealand home since 1999. Artist in residence and owner of Deciduus & Santie with partner Shane, she juggles a busy work - life balance. As a visual storyteller her paintings are closely connected to her life experiences, travels, thoughts and surroundings.
Formerly educated, Santie studied Art at school from age sixteen and completed a Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1994.
Her preferred medium is Acrylics, with its quick drying times and low toxicity. Her style has been described as “a delicate simplicity and elegance, which touches the childlike side of the heart” Santie is represented by a handful of selected galleries with her work held in private collections in New Zealand and abroad.