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INA LE ROUX
1950, born in Oudsthoorn, South Africa

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Ina le Roux was born in Oudtshoorn, the heart of the Klein Karoo in South Africa where she attended school before moving to Cape Town. She only began painting in 1992 under ME Schler. In 1997 she became a full-time artist working from her studio in her home in Durbanville. Other formal training included a course at the Ruth Prowse School of Art and 3 courses in oils conducted by Dale Elliott at his studio in Knysna.

Ina le Roux’s philosophy about her art is complex yet simple: “Grace, which I am fortunate to have plenty of, enables me to be creative.”

Ina is constantly looking for new challenges to capture on canvas and finds her inspiration in the simple things in life. Not elaborate or complicated themes, but simple things like a deserted beach, a fallen tree, a mug filled with geraniums or a stretched out landscape will inspire her to take up her palate knife.

“I love creating landscapes with energetic colours depicting the absolute beauty of the land and its contrasts”.

She has participated in various group exhibitions in Cape Town, Durbanville, Tulbagh and Franschhoek and was recently invited by the SA Society of Artists to exhibit some of her works at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. She has held several successful solo exhibitions at her Durbanville home.

She is a keen photographer and travels extensively in the rural areas to in search of material and inspiration for her paintings. Her work can be found in many homes and offices locally and abroad.

Preferred Media:
Oil and acrylic.

Studied:
ME Schler Art School, 1992 – 1997
Ruth Prowse Art School 1998

Group Exhibitions:
Rust and Vrede, Durbanville, 1998
Make-it-Visual Gallery 2001 & 2002
Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town 2001
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, (selected exhibition of the Society of Artists Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, October 2001)
Onrus Gallery, Onrust, Hermanus, 2002
Leeuwen River Gallery, Wellington, 2002
Frame-Craft and Art Gallery, Waterfront 2002
Bordeaux Gallery, Franschhoek 2003


Solo Exhibition:
Durbanville, 1993 – 2002
Ina le Roux

Artist: INA LE ROUX
Title: Back of Table Mountain
Size: 10 x 29.5 cm
Media: Oil
Price: R 1 950 Framed
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