|Born 1936, Deceased 16.01.2011|
Phil attended Wynberg Boys High School. He chose art as a subject to further his intention to study to become an architect. He also approached Mrs Violet Fitzroy, a well known Cape watercolorist for lessons and spent a year with her gaining experience in that medium. More recently he has begun to use oils and acrylics taking full advantage of the denser, richer hues.
This Artist knows the topography of the Cape intimately, his work communicates well to those who have explored the shores and vineyards, climbed the mountains. He concentrates only on that which is essential in the subject he chooses to paint. This could be a Spring tide lashing the rocks at Hermanus or a walk along the beach at Plett. Phil has an eye for the shifting cloudscapes as they cast patterns of light and shade on sea, shore and mountain. Time, Season and weather are arbiters of mood and contrast in his work.
There is consistency and assurance in his work, a confident knowledge
and use of colour.
1980 - 2006
Numerous of his works are in collections here and abroad.
Artist: PHIL CLOETE
Size: 35 x 45 cm
Price: R 3 500 framed
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