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Opening: Saturday 2 March 2019 at 12:00
Genesis of a Garden
Walkabout: Saturday 16 March 2019 at 12:00
 
Mpumalanga’s White River Gallery is proud to showcase the work of this inspiring woman at a book launch and art exhibition on 2 March 2019 at 12 noon.
 
Elise’s coffee table book, ‘Genesis of a Garden’, contains wonderful anecdotes of the botanical garden’s first 12 years and a series of her nature studies. Recording her memoirs as the first botanist involved with the inception of the garden, Elise recalls with warmth and sincerity a personal account of the development of the gardens during the years 1969 to 1981.
 
The botanical art included in ‘Genesis of a Garden’ was produced over a 50-year period and captures South Africa’s national botanical heritage in a prolific and colourful display, true to the diverse abundance of South African flora.
 
Drawing on perspectives that reflect close detail, often against a backdrop of distant hills and plains, her paintings present an intensely informative view of species in their surroundings.
 
“When painting, I cannot separate myself from the miracle of life, especially plant life – their silent energy and their togetherness in a kind of competitive equilibrium,” says Elise.
 
THE WHITE RIVER GALLERY
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, White River, Mpumalanga Cell: 082 784 6695 || Email: dana@whiterivergallery.co.za
Contemporary art space furthering new ways of seeing and visual art production in Mpumalanga.



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