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Goldfish in a Pond

Goldfish in a Pond

Richard Bothma

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"Goldfish in a Pond" by artist Richard Bothma is a captivating painting that captures these graceful creatures' enchanting beauty and serenity. This artwork will infuse any living space with a touch of nature's allure.

Richard Bothma employs a palette of soft pastels to convey a profound calm and tranquillity. The goldfish gracefully navigate the pond, their scales shimmering like precious gems in the sunlight. 

About Artist

“My art is impressionistic and interpretive of real-life moments and images of South Africa that inspire me - with each brushstroke representative of the life, growth and sometimes death that we see in the natural world around us.” 

Born on the eve of the new millennium in the small coastal town of Margate in KwaZulu-Natal. Richard Bothma is part of a new generation of young South African artists who feel passionate about capturing and sharing the energy of a dynamic country in rapid transition.

“Art is my way of getting creative, escaping the realities of the world, and creating scenes of our country that will last forever,” Bothma says.

He showed talent from a young age. “I was always drawn to the outdoors, doing pencil sketches from about ten years of flowers, wildlife and still life.” 

Bothma, who now lives in Cape Town, worked as a landscaper at a local garden centre before putting oil to canvas in 2015. “My passion continued to grow, and I started painting almost every day in 2018 before starting to paint full-time in 2021.”

Stepping into his studio is a way of bringing his love of the outdoors. “My inspiration hasn’t changed. The biggest difference is that before, I was only really creating for myself, but now I feel I am creating to share my love of nature with people worldwide.”

Bothma’s fresh, exciting and captivating takes on his beautiful home country’s landscapes are already grabbing attention among art-lovers around the world.

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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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In the unlikely event that you are not entirely satisfied with your art purchase, we offer you additional peace of mind with our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. Our full money back 10 day Return Policy applies for online purchases only. If you feel you need to return your artwork, for whatever reason, you can notify us within 10 (ten) days of your purchase, return the item to us and receive a full refund.

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  • Certified Authentic Art

    Certified Authentic Art

  • 10 Day Return Policy

    10 Day Return Policy

  • Insured Shipments

    Insured Shipments

  • Established in 1987

    Established in 1987

  • World Wide Delivery

    World Wide Delivery

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