Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A Few months spent moving around the globe has unavoidably competed with the norm of prolific studio activity, but now as I settle into a routine and find new flow of inspiration, the brush lies dormant no longer! A few large projects are on the go and keeping me on my toes, murals and illustrating as well as maintaining my studio over flow! More info and photos to follow but in the meantime here are a few recent small works now selling in New Zealand.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Although the water seems to be getting colder, the weather is definately warming up in the Western Cape.. Summer is certainly on its way! And what better way to embrace it then to get out and immerse yourself. That said; my Plein Air WorkShops begin November 1st! For those looking for something to get them outdoors this is a great opportunity for those in Cape Town to get out and enjoy nature whilst learning and honing artistic skills and creative understanding.
welcomes you to join in her upcoming Plein Air Workshops.
Held in the open air at stunning locations throughout the Southern Peninsula, Carrie takes you on an outing which both allows you to delve into your natural environment and learn to capture it with an Artists eye.
Venturing out into nature is the most direct route when learning to create convincing and alive paintings of the landscape. The Plein Air Work Shops are designed to give you the confidence to take that journey outside no matter your skill level. Whether a complete novice to painting or an intrepid artist the Plein Air Workshop will cater to your ability.
With comprehensive instruction to apply beginner to advanced artistic skills, Carrie leads you with thorough and attentive guidance in composition and perspective to an understanding of seeing and interpreting the elements that make up the incredible beauty of the Cape.
Work Shops begin
Monday, August 29, 2011
"I first became aware of Carrie Ade's Artworks when they appeared in the West Coast Gallery and was immediately struck by the convincing rendition of the local landforms and flora with which I am intimately familiar. The presence of an individual Visual Language was obvious.
Over time the depictive quality could be seen improving, with larger format, more emphasis on shadows, enhancement of detail and general perspective. The overall effect is the sense of being in the landscape rather than viewing it from a distance. Growing confidence and a general fidelity are pervasive. This, to my mind is of greater significance in that the Paintings are worked in the studio from memory.
Assisting everything going on here is the omnipresence of Weather conditions -stacked-up Cumulonimbus clouds drive the waves and the promise of a downpour -all combining in an edginess which soups up the metabolism of the works."
- Zeke Wolf
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
South Africa continues to bring inspiration and new opportunities to my art. A few more works completed and readily accepted by galleries here in Cape Town. Also my new Website is now offically up and running and am proud to announce www.carrieade.com!
Canterbury Gallery in Claremont hosting three new paintings.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Dias.. putting inspiration into view
Over 9,000 different species of Fynbos florish in the Western Cape..
Along with my South Africa emergance, I am being kept very busy with commissions and creating new work for galleries in New Zealand and upcoming exhibitions and competitions. The "New Zealand Art Show" and the "Emerging Artist Awards" approaching quickly with July.
Friday, April 8, 2011