Langenhoven Street, Stilbaai, South Africa
+27 (0)28 754 2602

Arts & Crafts

For quite a number of years now Anita Barnard has been privileged to be a resident of Stilbaai, an inspiring seaside village in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Anita draws her inspiration mostly from her immediate environment. As a Stillbaai resident it is almost impossible to miss the sea and all the related themes such as seabirds, shells, plants as well as human activities on the beach. Whatever theme is tackled, it is a sensitive use of color that is crucial to me.

To her mind acrylic paint is a very versatile medium and ideal for experimenting. An almost playful medium, while oil paint lends itself to a slow building of layers of rich colours. She feels that the coastal environment offers her lots of opportunities to use both mediums in her work.

Visit her by appointment.

Contact: Anita Barnard
Mobile: 071 917 5137

I started painting at the age of four. Since qualifying as an art teacher in 1963 I have been involved in teaching and training.

Currently I prefer acrylic as medium. I'm a nature lover and use the Cape's beauty, such as indigenous plants, birds and nostalgic thatched roof cottages as my inspiration. I like working with natural products, hence the stones and shells. Painting on shells and stones.

Contact: Antoinette Coetzee
Tel: 028 754 2216
Mobile: 084 588 2766

11 Erica Drive
South Africa

Mainly water colour and acrylic. Landscapes, seascapes and horses. By appointment.

Contact: Belinda Gordon
Tel: 028 754 3193
Mobile: 082 550 2806

28 Myrtle Street

Jean is a talented artist living in the inspiring environment of the small coastal town, Stilbaai in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Jean Roelofse is of course no exception – she loves the outdoors and frequently hikes around the various hiking trails. It was never about art for her, but was rather therapeutic while the world as she knew it was ripped apart and the truth revealed. She came to realise that in the lives of most of us, what we see and witness, cannot be farther from the truth.

This gentle painter likes to work in oil on a canvas prepared with acrylic paint. Her first training in working with oil paint was for three days under tutelage of Bob McKenzie by who’s methods she still paints. She also paints on request. Jean paints people’s special photos and does not work on prints. She will sometimes deviate from the photograph, either on request or when sensing something different. She makes only one painting of a photo and is willing, if asked, to acknowledge the photographer by adding his/her name on the painting below her own. Although Jean is very modest about this, she has won the Kwikstert Award twice. This award is for the best painting on the annual art exhibition of the Stilbaai Kunsvereniging where the work of various artists is exhibited. Not only does she paint, but she is also a sculptor.

Visit her by appointment

Contact: Jean Grooff
Tel: 082 446 6199

Contact: Eleanor van Niekerk
Tel: 028 754 1075
Mobile: 081 345 6723

Indraf Centre
Main Road

Screen printing on bags, cushions etc. Business hours.

Contact Details:
Tel: 028 754 2344
Mobile: 079 529 7088

Shop 26 Fynbos Centre Main Road West

Lettie used to work in a corporate environment, but since 2001, her life changed. She became a full time Health & Beauty Consultant and in 2004 Lettie also decided to pursue her interests in Art & Photography. Lettie explained that it was very exciting to discover that she has a talent for painting as well as photography. She always loved oil paintings and loves to visit art galleries. She was brought up in the Stilbaai area on a farm and is inspired by the beauty of nature, as well as old buildings and weathered
objects for abstract paintings and photography.

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Visit her by appointment between 11:00 - 16:00

Contact: Lettie Steyn
Tel: 028 755 8788 / 082 801 2511

Louise Leather Designs started as a hobby in 1976. After finishing her degree in psychology and industrial psychology at the University of the Free State, Louise Gerryts started by attending craft markets and stayed with the Country Craft Market (Somerset West) and the Rust n Vrede Market (Durbanville) for 18 years, where she also served on the management committee. She enjoyed working from home and her designs were popular with many boutiques all over South Africa. “My design skills lead to making ranges for shops, game lodges and many corporate clients. Many of my products still find its way to countries all over the world.”

Louise is passionate about leather and her range of leathers and products are very wide and sourced from all over the world. She works with all types of leather, but vegetable tanned leather and ostrich leather are her favourites. “My belts and fashion accessories were the core of my business for many years. Today I make bags, corporative gifts, curios, pet accessories and also some interior design pieces. I love to use the smallest piece of leather and my clicker press and laser engraver are huge assets to help me make the most exquisite products with leather that other people might throw away.” Louise’s eagerness to take on new challenges led to learning many new skills like software to cnc router, laser engrave, 3D printing and design programs. It also led her to initiating job creation projects like Leather for Life, which is still operational today. “My workshop is never tidy, because of all my ‘ideas’ lying around. This is my happy place and here I welcome visitors from near and far.

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Visit her by appointment Monday - Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00

Contact: Louise Gerryts
Mobile: 082 369 6285

Art has always been part of my life. With the beauty of South Africa and it’s people, I am urged to catch a warm atmosphere in creating a memorabilia on canvas … a mixture of contempory together with traditional methods. “L’emotion en couleur”(emotions in colour)…is the true description of my work which radiate hope and life. My work is mostly in acrylics and oils…but I have an experimental side to me which explores interesting mediums to create abstract work. Several artwork is represented in Diaries,Magazines,Galleries and private Collections.

I hope my paintings touch peoples lives with a sense of hope and peace entwined with special joyous associations. My skills are passed on through presenting a 3- day Artist Retreat..”Runaway to Stilbaai” You are welcome to visit my Gallery and Studio by appointment.

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Contact: Sonja Margerison
Mobile: 072 222 4168

Keramiek beeldhouwerk en gebruiksartikels en olieverfskilder werk.

Contact Details:

Tel: 028 755 8021
Mobile: 082 893 9911