“Art For Nature” is an avenue for us to raise awareness around, and bring exposure to some pretty amazing artists residing in the Garden Route area. Ninette Steyl, donated artwork to PTP to help us raise funds and plant millions of indigenous trees!!
“I am Ninette Steyl and the founder and artist of The Dune Art. I live in the most beautiful part of South Africa – Wilderness in the Garden Route. I love to capture the emotions and depth through light and colour. The way the light falls, the movement in people’s eyes and the stillness of natural beauty, inspires me.
I partly studied Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Life happened and I became a mother of 3, leaving no time or room for art. Over the years I attended classes at different private teaching artists, who inspired my confidence and nurtured trust in my creativity.
My chosen mediums are oil painting, pencil sketching, watercolour, and lately … loose-mixed media, this is my favourite self-expression. Important to me, is to bring depth into my artwork by striving to portray some emotion, or different dimensions. My topics range from realistic still life’s and portraits to landscapes and abstract works. I love experimenting with colour and texture.
Bringing the beauty of light into people’s homes at a particular moment through beauty and expression, is what my journey of self-discovery brought out … Finally I am living my passion.
My biggest commission was doing 50 paintings for a very exclusive Altzheimers retirement village in Bryanston, Johannesburg.”