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Kalk Bay Lighthouse

By David Bucklow

Acrylic on Canvas / 102 x 76cm / Rolled and Tubed
  • This beautiful artwork by South African artist David Bucklow featuring the entrance to Kalk Bay Lighthouse. It is a large original acrylic painting on canvas. The artwork is entitled Kalk Bay Lighthouse.

    The village of Kalk Bay was probably established in the 17th century as a small community of lime-burners who used kilns to extract lime from the seashell deposits for use in the construction of buildings. mined the nearby deposits of limestone.  Its name was derived from the Dutch term for lime.  In 1795 the Dutch located a small military outpost here, and after 1806 it began to flourish as a fishing village and whaling station.

    Kalk Bay has one of the last remaining working harbours in South Africa with a fishing community proud of its heritage.  It is a community that has remained intact throughout South Africa’s turbulent history, the only place in the country where all residents successfully opposed the Group Areas Act of the 1960s.  Fishing still operates today although it is more low-key.

    In an artistic style that is most definitely photo-realistic and showing tremendous talent and technique in the detailed treatment of his artworks, artist David Bucklow’s content repertoire includes many of South Africa’s iconic landscape and seascape scenes, as well as African portraits.

     

  • Acclaimed South African artist David Bucklow grew up in rural Kwazulu-Natal in the 1970s and has always loved drawing and painting the wildlife that was the backdrop to his youth.

    David Bucklow is now 
    one of South Africa's most renowned and collected wildlife artists. David first ventured into the art of portraiture but quickly became drawn to devoting his time and talents to photo-realistic wildlife paintings. David Bucklow's paintings are mostly photo-realistic and show tremendous talent and technique in the detailed treatment of his captivating wildlife art studies. Artist David Bucklow works in his chosen medium of acrylic on canvas. 

    In 2004 David Bucklow was approached to take part in the Unity Series of limited editions launched for the Nelson Mandela Trust in Switzerland as one of 87 artists selected from around the world.
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