'SOLD / Bear with me / New Work
"Bear with me" is a medium sized Original Acrylic on canvas by Santie Cronje. Created for our 3rd Birthday Show this work is part of a series titled "Walk with me" Six new originals sharing stories of reconnecting to our inner child, life with children and the stories we share and reflecting on the great moments and memories that we hold dear. Each piece is created within an oval shaped dome. A rainbow, a safe space, a memory.... happily in their own world.
"Bear with me" is a deep symbolic piece where the artist is reflecting on her life as more mature self. She is sitting quietly at the foot of a Baobab tree - The original tree of life from Africa.
This painting reminds us to savour the quiet moments that pass all too quickly in a busy world. To just sit and be.
Size: (h)460mm x (w)460mm on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
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.
Formally 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.