Vibrant watercolours

2018-07-18 06:00
South African landscapes are among the inspirations for Denise Essom’s watercolours.PHOTO: supplied

South African landscapes are among the inspirations for Denise Essom’s watercolours.PHOTO: supplied

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THE work of Denise Essom is currently on show at the Blue Caterpillar Gallery at Butterflies for Africa in Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg.

She initially trained as a graphic designer at the Durban Art School, later working in advertising agencies and then as a lecturer in design at a number of Johannesburg-based institutions, including the AAA School of Advertising.

After moving back to Pieter­maritzburg she taught art at matric level.

As a practising artist, Essom loves the vibrancy of watercolour, which remains her favoured medium, and her subjects, florals and landscapes, are influenced by her love of nature.

The exhibition runs until the end of August. Inquiries: Jeni Cramer at 033 387 1356 or go to — Arts Editor.


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