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Since childhood, drawing and colour have brought the best out of the artist's life and have been a constant source of calm, escape and joy. Anita loves the freedom to create a mood and tell a story. It brings her immense pleasure when others can share in this experience through her paintings and sketches.

The experience of a two month stay in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts gave her the courage to venture and look beyond fear or positive reactions to her art to give people an idea of what enriches her experiences.

Painting in oils and sketching in charcoal and pastels encouraged her self-expression. Anita feels this aspect of her art truly came into bloom when she (long since childhood) began using these media as a student of Marié Stander and then Jeanne Hendriks.

Her themes have included the motion of flight and freedom, which she expresses with the birds she depicts in her work. There is a longing for freedom, beauty and honesty which comes from nature. Another twist of this almost "obsession" is her eagerness to show the relation between nature and be seen in daily life and her experience of it.


"To be in the World", group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
"Cities in Motion"   , group exhibition at
The Cape Gallery
"Polkadraai", exhibition at The Tank Gallery, Stellenbosch
"Nature", exhibition at Oude Libertas Gallery
"Celebrating 2015", exhibition at Oude Libertas Gallery
Group exhibition at "The tank gallery", Stellenbosch
"Friends in Art", exhibition at P.J.Olivier Art Centre

Ongoing group exhibition, Blaauwklippen Gallery
Stellenbosch Arts Association Members' Exhibition, Stellenbosch
"Friends in Art", annual group exhibition, Stellenbosch
"Friends in Art", exhibition at Breytenbach Gallery, Wellington

"Save the Rhino" exhibition, Oude Libertas Art Gallery
"Friends in Art" annual group exhibition

"Friends in Art" exhibition, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Arts Association annual group exhibition
"Friends in Art", annual group exhibition
"Paris to Pop", joint exhibition with Vernon Fourie, Lanzerac, Stellenbosch

"Friends in Art", annual Exhibition, Stellenbosch
"Friends in Art" exhibition, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch
Cité Internationale des Arts residency in Paris, France

"Friends in Art" group exhibition, Bilton Wines, Stellenbosch
 Stellenbosch Arts Association exhibition
"Friends in Art" is formed, group exhibition

2006 - 2010
Art Auctions and Art Exhibitions at Marie Stander Art School

Anita van Zyl
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Title: Revisited
Size: 30 x 50 cm
Media: Oil
Price: R 3 200 Framed
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