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The Journey to McGregor

The Journey to McGregor

John Botham

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Renowned artist John Botham skillfully encapsulates the vivid palette of the landscape, expertly rendering the deep emerald greens of the valley against the golden hues of the mountains. The sun's warm embrace is heightened by the buttery yellows and oranges of the sky, casting a tranquil and serene ambiance.

Born in 1963 in Grahamstown, South Africa, John Botham's artistic journey began at Rhodes University, following his matriculation from the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Art Honors degree, he taught art for sixteen years in South Africa and England before dedicating himself full-time to his artistic career.

Drawing inspiration from the South African countryside, Botham uses oils on canvas to showcase the region's vibrant colors and abstract landscape shapes. His artistic vision aims to convey inner tranquility amidst the hustle of modern society, creating a poetic reality through a tapestry-like landscape of light. Botham seeks the mystical longing of light within all of life, evident in his captivating paintings.

In contrast to the realities of South Africa, Botham's art radiates happiness and peace, portraying the beauty of landscapes, creation, and magical moments like daybreak. Influenced by Cecil Skotness, Fauve painters, Peter Bruegel, and German Expressionists, Botham's work is a testament to his talent, capturing the essence of the South African countryside with vibrancy and poetics. His paintings express a joyful sense of being at ease with life, living in harmony with nature.


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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