Shelter me / Original / Santie Cronje
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'Shelter me' by Santie Cronje.
"Shelter me and hide me in the shadow of your wings. When my foes surround me, set me high above their reach" Bob Hurd
In this piece I am honouring the beautiful femal Huia, her elegant femininity and keeping her eternal spirit safe (red string).
The red string features in a few of the works. It is a symbol of protection and connects our world to the spirit world, where huia reside.
Dimensions: (h)505mm x (w)505mm
Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
Signed: Signature and Date
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.
Santie completed Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1994 and has been a fulltime artist since 2010. Her preferred medium is Acrylics, with its quick drying time and low toxicity. Her style has been described as “a delicate simplicity and elegance. Santie is represented by a handful of selected galleries with her work held in private collections in New Zealand and abroad.