Papaver / Original
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"Papaver" is medium sized Original Acrylic on canvas by Santie Cronje, for "Rhythm in Form" a duo show with Diane Parker - December 2020.
Papaver (Poppy) is a symbol of fertility, remembrance and sacrifice. It also symbolizes peace, hope and resilience.
Still Life Series
Working in the gallery and being surrounded by plants, flowers and beautiful artworks I am not surprised that this series has formed over time. They represent the creative family that form part of our Deciduus and Santie team as well as the beauty we find when we slow down to smell the flowers. Some pieces are taking the vessel into a dreamscape while others are still life works where the flowers are placed in vessels and almost becoming part of the vessel. The beauty in everyday objects and the joy in the simple things that make me happy" Santie
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.
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.