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Dawn Near Napier

Dawn Near Napier

John Botham

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"Dawn Near Napier, South Africa" beckons with a tranquil allure that captivates the soul. This exquisite landscape painting is a testament to the artist's mastery in evoking a profound sense of serenity and communion with nature.

As dawn delicately graces the South African countryside, soft hues and subtle shadings come together in harmonious splendor, casting a spell of tranquility upon the viewer. The absence of human presence or structures lends an air of untouched purity to the scene, inviting contemplation of the raw beauty of the natural world.

Through a masterful interplay of colors and textures, the artist crafts a luminous tableau that transcends mere representation, weaving a poetic narrative that speaks directly to the heart. Drawing inspiration from a rich tapestry of artistic influences—from the evocative graphic style of Cecil Skotness to the vibrant palettes of the Fauve painters and the timeless enchantment of Peter Bruegel's landscapes—this artwork exudes a universal resonance that resonates deeply with viewers.

More than a mere painting, "Dawn Near Napier" is a journey into a realm where beauty and tranquility reign supreme. It serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of creativity to awaken the senses and illuminate the world around us. In a time marked by chaos and uncertainty, this masterpiece stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration, offering solace to weary souls and reaffirming our innate connection to the natural world. Allow yourself to be transported by its beauty, and discover the timeless magic of "Dawn Near Napier, South Africa."

About Artist

John Botham was born in 1963 in Grahamstown, where he grew up and matriculated. He studied art at Rhodes University, following his passion for art.

After completing a Fine Art Honors degree, John taught art for sixteen years in South Africa and England before embarking on a career as a full-time artist.

Inspired by the South African countryside's dramatic colours and abstract landscape shapes, he dedicates his days to transforming these images into oils on canvas. "I strive to express in my work a joyous sense of being at ease with my own life, living in peace and harmony with nature. I try to create a new poetic reality through tapestry-like landscapes of light."

"I am fascinated by the power of colour, and I endeavour in my paintings to search for the mystical longing of light that dwells in all life. I hope to express an inner tranquillity, in contrast to the fast-moving, busy pace of life as it is today."

He paints the beauty of the landscape, creation, and magical moments, such as the break of day. His art does not represent the reality we live in South Africa. Instead, it represents a vision of a world of happiness and peace.

His most important inspirations and influences are the linear graphic works of South African painter and printmaker Cecil Skotness, the pure colour of the Fauve painters, the magical world of Peter Bruegel and the harsh light of the German Expressionists.

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This safe and cost-effective packaging is our preferred packaging option. We'll remove the canvas from the stretcher frame and roll it up into this sturdy and protective cardboard tube for shipping. Upon delivery, simply have the canvas re-stretched at your local framer.FLAT-PACKED / BOXED
We package the artwork on its stretcher frame or in a frame. The artwork is securely bubble-wrapped and packed into a sealed cardboard box. This option offers good protection of your artwork while in-transit, without the additional cost associated with custom-crating.


We build a custom-crate specifically to provide the best protection for your artwork. However, it's also the most costly option. We recommend custom-crates for the transportation of fragile artworks such as sculptures, ceramics and very large painting

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  • Established in 1987

    Established in 1987

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