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I Know a Secret
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I Know a Secret Painting

Cherie Roe Dirksen

South Africa

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 24 W x 20 H x 0.4 D in

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I'm besotted with patterns, colour and intrigue. This painting was inspired by my love for Gustav Klimt and his alluring work. I've incorporated, as best I can, his vibrancy and mystique to fit my own style which always includes geometrical shapes, bold colour, splashes of metallics and eye-twisting motifs. Here you see two ladies engaged in conversation. It looks secretive in nature, judging by their expressions. The lady on the left is slightly hidden behind the patterned columns. You can't see her eyes so there is not reading what she is up to - it's all left to her grin which is brimming with mischief. On the right we have the other damsel absorbing the information. Art is always better left to the perceivers imagination so you decide what 'the secret' is. I have used acrylic and mixed media in this painting. Some of the material used is foil (silver, gold and blue) and a raised silver alloy. Because of the metallic mediums used, this painting comes alive in natural light. Unfortunately, it cannot be seen in a photograph - only experienced when one sees the painting 'in the flesh'. Different lighting, depending on the time of day, sees the artwork morph into different colour dimensions. The painting comes unframed and the medium is acrylic and mixed media on Fredrix Canvas Board.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:24 W x 20 H x 0.4 D in

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I'm a self-empowerment author as well as a multi-media artist (which includes being a painter, bass guitarist for Indie band, Templeton Universe, designer and composer). I originally come from the tip of Africa — Cape Town. My art is a reflection of my inner workings and my passion for bright colours, form, symbology, fractals and sacred geometry — whatever stimulates me to unpack a vision onto canvas with whatever medium feels right (which is why I continuously experiment with mixed media). My drive is to bring something fresh, spirited, emotive and unique into the world. I combine my love of art with my fervor to write and help others to get their creative juices flowing. I run my own site and blog. I have been a regular columnist for Conscious Life News (2012-2018) and South Africa's holistic magazine, Odyssey (2016-2018). I work from home and live with my husband and two feline children in the bizarrely artsy and intriguing village of Barrydale (Klein Karoo) which provides me with infinite laughs, incredulity and moments of sheer awe and inspiration. I have also been the art and crafts teacher at my local youth upliftment center called, Net Vir Pret (which is Afrikaans for Just For Fun) since 2015. Our main focus for these classes is to teach the children to make crafts from upcycled material. I grew up and was schooled in Fish Hoek, a sleepy little coastal town on the Cape Point route. I took art lessons with local artist, Veronica Vincent, and later on — in my senior years of education — took extra classes at the Frank Joubert Art Center in Newlands where I pottered with ceramics and sculpture for 2 years. After leaving school I became a qualified Interior Decorator through the Sheffield School of Interior Design and worked in a few local framing consultants/galleries and art shops. In 1999 I left the art world in pursuit of music and joined a band called The Bends. We brought out 2 CD’s — ‘7 Days’ and ‘Uncomplicated’ before we decided to move to the UK. I'm currently the bass guitarist for the South African indie/alternative/rock band, Templeton Universe. We successfully over-funded our album (146% funded), 'Between Lies' (2017 release) via Indiegogo Crowdfunding (www.templetonuniverse.com) and are currently in studio working on our next release.

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