Connected to Earth
Connected to Earth
Artist Anthony Gadd's "Connected to Earth," is a captivating original mixed media creation that transports viewers to an abstract African landscape. In this exquisite piece, the red earth of Africa stretches out beneath the majestic acacia trees, forming a vivid and evocative tableau.
Known as a perfectionist, Gadd approaches his subjects with meticulous care, imbuing each composition with profound thought and intention. His distinctive style, characterized as loose, bold, and expressive, is a testament to his appreciation for the spontaneity and vitality that "happy accidents" bring to his work.
Gadd's artistic prowess shines as he skillfully captures fleeting moments in time. His creations breathe with creativity, attention to detail, and boundless artistic freedom that permeates every brushstroke.
The acacia trees in his artwork are emblematic of Africa's vast and diverse landscapes. These iconic trees, with their distinctive silhouettes and resilience in the face of arid conditions, evoke the spirit of the African continent. Gadd's portrayal of the red earth beneath these acacia trees pays homage to the unique beauty of Africa's natural world. The result is a mesmerizing fusion of nature's raw grandeur and the artist's boundless imagination, captured in "Connected to Earth."
Anthony Gadd has had a passion for art since his early school days in the Eastern Cape. A childhood spent roaming farms and interacting with wildlife gave him a deep respect for his environment, which he now translates into his South African landscape paintings.
A perfectionist at heart, Anthony Gadd chooses each subject's pose and composition carefully. But whether capturing intimate portraits of South African wildlife, an unspoiled landscape, or the sea's wildness, his work leaves room for surprise and playfulness. "My style has been described as loose, bold, and expressive. I treasure the 'happy accident' which brings gesture and freshness to each piece I create."
"I think I've matured from my original, more realistic style to become looser and more abstract." His approach includes doing most of his painting with four-inch brushes (the type used to paint a house) "so the brushwork has gesture and freshness."
Gadd has won the SA Society of Artists award for best-mixed media, holds permanent exhibitions in numerous galleries, has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, and is frequently commissioned. Gallery owners and art lovers can't get enough of his unique and dynamic approach to art.
Anthony works from his studio in Cape Town, is married to artist and author Ann, and has two children.
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