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Artist Profiles » Angela Maritz

Angela MaritzAngela Maritz is full time Artist originally from South Africa. After leaving school she began her painting career on a part time basis towards the end of 2003. Her work has since been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout South Africa, selling to local and international clients. Her portfolio includes commissions which she has undertaken for private and corporate collections.

To date she has had 3 exhibitions: Decor and Decaf gallery, SA - 2004- The exhibition was a collaboration of two artists Angela Maritz and Natasha Barnes re-store Gallery- 2005, SA- An exhibition of work by ceramic artist- Astrid Dahl and paintings by Angela Maritz re-store Gallery- 2006, SA - A solo exhibition- looking beyond by Angela Maritz

Below is an extract from an article in the Tonight-Independent News- My work is another facet of the person I am. I paint what I feel while still drawing reference from that which surrounds me, she says. It has it own meaning, it evokes an emotion. I experienced this utter sense of achievement by pushing myself past the boundaries of what society dictates as the norm, looking at things from a different perspective. I become totally absorbed in the process of applying my paint to the canvas, the scraping sound of the palette knife engraving and creating texture, the movement of clean colour simplified by strong shapes. My work becomes my inspiration and my inspiration becomes my work.

My work is untainted by the intervention of formal art training. Its a need to get my thoughts out onto canvas, to create, in the process hoping not to fail the viewer by not delivering a specific or intentional message but rather for the viewer to recapture their own. I embrace my talent and am thankful to be able to continue feeding my passion.

I am in the process of embracing a beautiful new country, New Zealand, which has now become my home. Ive picked my paintbrush up again to re-start the process and continue with the journey that I started in SA. This is not the beginning of my art story its the middle, about 14 years.

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