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Hot Summer Sun Over the Valley

Hot Summer Sun Over the Valley

Thea Darlow

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The artistic journey of Thea Darlow commenced in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, where her childhood on a farm was imbued with creativity. Guided by her mother, the renowned watercolor artist Joan, Thea developed a profound passion for painting. Her evolving expressionist style seamlessly blends various mediums, exploring the vast spectrum of color.

Under the mentorship of the esteemed South African artist Laura Wenman, Thea refined her artistic foundations, emphasizing drawing, observation, and perspective. She mastered the art of oil painting and broadened her skills in workshops led by Ryno Swart and Jenny Merritt, delving into expansive expressionist and abstract works enriched with acrylic paint.

Drawing inspiration from landscapes, trees, and rural African scenes, Thea weaves together photographs, memories, and sketches. The ancient Matobo Hills hold a special place in her heart, evoking a sense of the divine and the feminine.

Currently residing in Cape Town, Thea captures the graceful forms of Lions Head and the resilient Stony Pine trees braving the South Easter wind. Her artwork graces galleries and commissioned projects, with boundless inspiration drawn from the enchanting Table Mountain view, the surrounding landscapes, and the picturesque Winelands beneath the South African blue skies.

About Artist

Thea Darlow’s journey began in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, growing up on a farm. Guided by her mother, Joan, a revered watercolour artist, she developed a love for painting. Thea’s evolving expressionist style blends mediums and explores colour.

Under respected South African artist Laura Wenman, Thea’s artistic foundation emphasized fundamentals like the importance of drawing, observation and perspective.

Mastery of oil painting followed, then workshops with Ryno Swart and Jenny Merritt expanded her skills to include large expressionist and abstract work embracing generous amounts of acrylic paint.

Inspired by landscapes, trees, and rural African scenes, Thea’s works draw from photos, memories, and sketches. The ancient Matobo Hills deeply influence her, evoking a sense of the divine and feminine.

Regular visits to Zimbabwe connect her to this powerful landscape.Currently, her focus is on Lions Head and the resilient Stony Pine trees in Cape Town, capturing their bending forms against the South Easter wind.

Relocating to South Africa, her artistry expanded to various mediums, finding homes in galleries and commissioned projects. She now paints full-time in Bloubergrand, Cape Town, drawing endless inspiration from the captivating Table Mountain view and the surrounding landscapes.

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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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  • Certified Authentic Art

    Certified Authentic Art

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  • Established in 1987

    Established in 1987

  • World Wide Delivery

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