Bernon, cattle and drama

A work by Sue Bernon on show in Pietermaritzburg until the end of February.


FOURTEEN works are featured in a new exhibition by artist Sue Bernon which runs until the end of February at The Blue Caterpillar Gallery at the Butterflies for Africa Centre, 37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg, just off the N3 highway.

Bernon, who mostly works in oils and also creates sculptural work in clay, is showing nine pieces depicting cattle with different backgrounds, and where variety of size and backgrounds gives each painting its own feel.

These works include dramatic, stormy skies, and surroundings which sometimes include a kind of tapestry of blending colours and light, which show off her talent as an experienced artist.

Another work depicting cattle, by Sue Bernon.

“Sue’s paintings of Proteas also form part of her exhibition, showing off their natural beauty against different backdrops which drastically change the outcome of the how the paintings look,: says a gallery spokesman.

Says Sue: “I am a South African fine artist. Graduated with a fine art degree, I have been making art my career ever since. I work in various art forms, and attend many art workshops. I also train students in my area.

“I regularly exhibit my work, and it can be found in many South African homes as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Britain and the US. “

Her work is inspired by form and colour, and the sources and variations of colour as light falls on it.

“I aim at depicting the drawn and colour form into an unusual tapestry style, without losing sensitivity and character. I strive to draw the viewer into my paintings by leaving little bits of unfinished places.

“My love for drawing, and passion for colour, inspire me to continually create nostalgic paintings.”

For more information contact Jeni Cramer at (033) 387 1356 or visit

A protea by Sue Bernon.
Another striking painting by Sue Bernon.

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