Arabella’s Grootbos collection of paintings is making its way from Grande Provence in Franchhoek to Knysna, and will be on display at Knysna Fine Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from 26 June until 26 July 2015, showcasing an array of work that was inspired during Arabella’s stay in the spectacular Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, close to Hermanus.
Nestled between mountain and sea, this beautiful nature reserve showcases the incredible flora and marine life of the southern tip of Africa, including the protected Milkwood tree, many of which are over 800 years old.
Arabella’s FOREST PAINTING the centrepiece of this exhibition, is a mighty ten meters in width and over two meters in height. It has an eerie, magical feeling about it that captures the essence of these fast vanishing forests.
“In 2014 I began a body of work inspired by time spent in a forest of ancient (800 year old!) Milkwood trees. I walked and sat, listened and drew amidst twisted ropes and tendrils, branches covered in old man’s beard, shadows and moving swords of light, in a space that was old when the settlers first arrived and that will be here, unchanging but always renewing when we are all forgotten.” – Arabella Caccia
For more information on the exhibition contact the Knysna Fine Art Gallery
Thesen House, 6 Long Street, Knysna, South Africa.
Tel: +27 44 382 5107