I guess I can say I enjoy to create, whether it is an oil painting or an etching, it does not really matter what I am creating, as long as I enjoy what I am doing. I think it is the whole process of being immersed in my work while creating it, my eyes see something, my heart gets a feeling for the subject and then, the final stage, my hands make the artwork. Life inspires me - people around me, the beauty of God's creations - I try to capture this all in my art.
I mainly print limited edition polymer etchings in my printmaking studio at the back of my art gallery in the Art Shed at Paternoster Waterfront. I also love to paint atmospheric seascapes and landscapes in front of my little gallery in the lively and lovely Oaks on Main at 28 Oaks on Main Road, Knysna. I also love to create encaustic photographs at my home-based studio on a farm between Sedgefield and Knysna.
My atmospheric seascapes were selected by a jury to be published in Internationale Kunst Heute 2015.Only 127 carefully chosen contemporary artists from 48 countries were selected for this prestige publication, launched at ARTMUC in München in May 2015.
My name is listed in Art in America Annual Guide 2015, the release date of this prestige publication was August 2015.
My painting, "Immeasurable" which was exhibited at the XIIth Florence Biennale, was published in the ARS ET INGENIUM (Art & Design) Catalogue of this Contemporary Art Exhibition.
My art gallery in the "The Art Shed" at Paternoster Waterfront, is open to the public from Monday - Sunday 09:00-16:00.
My little "Art Gallery Gretha Helberg" at Oaks on Main, Knysna, is open daily from 08:30 until 16:00.
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