Joe Marais’ nature-inspired works on exhibition

2019-03-20 06:01
Sunflower Fields by Joe Marais.

Sunflower Fields by Joe Marais.

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BUTTERFLIES for Africa’s Blue Caterpillar Gallery in Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg, currently has an exhibition of beautiful pieces by Joe Marais.

Although he has had no formal art training, Marais’ natural talent and love for drawing led him to start sketching and painting.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the African landscape and wildlife, his creative abilities grew and he gradually developed his own style in his preferred medium of acrylics.

In June 1993, his painting of two sparrows on a milk-can was selected for the back page of Readers’ Digest and in 1995 he was invited to exhibit at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition.

He has also exhibited successfully in Central Park, New York, Canada and London.

His paintings can now be found all over the world. Marais has presented art classes for many years and has done art demonstrations for various art societies.

He equates the painting of a canvas to a stage performance, where the success of the show is measured by the response of the audience. This inspires and motivates him.

The exhibition runs until April 10.

For more information go to or call Jeni at 033 387 1356. — Estelle Sinkins.


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