The artwork portrays a dog, skillfully created by South African artist Ann Gadd. Her artistic evolution is evident, transitioning from a complex expressionistic style in the past to a recent approach that combines naivety with a touch of surrealism.
Gadd's transformation is characterized by a shift from wild, vibrant brushstrokes to a more textured, mature technique. While her works have taken on a simplified quality, her unique sense of colour remains, now seasoned by experience.
Occasionally, Gadd's quirky sense of humour emerges, as seen in the "Ambitious Sheep" series. As a respected contemporary artist, she has showcased her creations both locally and internationally, a testament to her ability to merge diverse themes and styles. Ann Gadd's artistry continues to captivate audiences, establishing her as a significant figure in the contemporary art scene.
Ann Gadd’s artistic career started in childhood when she scrawled her first artwork in crayon across her bedroom wall. Today, she is one of South Africa’s most beloved and prolific artists – with her paintings celebrating Africa’s wildlife and landscapes lighting up spaces around the world.
“I think people connect with the unique style of my work,” she says. “In a world where wildlife paintings are generally super-realistic and conventional, both in colour and approach, I take a fresh, bold, colourful approach .”
Born in Gauteng, South Africa, in 1958, Gadd moved to Cape Town when she was four. After studying graphic design and working with two art teachers, she worked as an art director at advertising agencies for over 20 years.
In 1997, the South African Society of Artists named her the Best Acrylic Artist, encouraging her to pursue her professional artistic and writing careers (she’s since authored or illustrated more than 20 books). Since her first solo exhibition in 2002, she has exhibited in London, at the Johannesburg Art Fair, the Florence Biennale, Art at Five (Brighton, UK), the Glasgow and Edinburgh Art Fairs, and many other SA and international exhibitions. Gadd works from her studio in Cape Town, where she lives with her artist husband, a wildly enthusiastic retriever and two over-indulged, rather grumpy cats.
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