Floral Fox / Original / New
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"Floral Fox" Original by Santie Cronje, 2021.
'Some cultures, including China regard Fox to have God like powers of shape shifting into human form. In North American traditions, fox is the fire bringer and possesses healing abilities.'
Arctic Fauna: There are about 20 species of land animals in the Arctic, including Polar bear, Arctic fox, wolf, moose, caribou, reindeer etc. The Arctic fox or snow fox is native to the Arctic regions and found throughout the Arctic tundra biome.
Arctic Flora: Approximately 1700 species of plants live on the Arctic tundra. From flowering plants to herbs, shrubs, grasses, mosses and lichens. I have incorporated some of these Arctic tundra flowers (like the Arctic Alpine 'Forget me not' and Pasque flower) into the paintings to put the focus on the environment and the gentle ecosystems in nature and all living beings equally important.
Frame Dimensions: (h)380mm x (w)430mm
Medium: Acrylic on cotton paper, float mounted.
Signed: Yes (Signature and Date on the front)
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.