A WRITING ....

 In your works I have often seen, particularly in the eyes, a quiet, even never-spoken of longing, a search, a quest, to accurately perceive, discern and meekly receive, within, as one left with no remaining alternative, an external visitation, an impartation, a help, an enveloping beauty of some total, sacrificial spiritual kind of saving, from someone able, another, not one of us, not entirely, yet still us, completely, far more perfect than you could conceive, an outreach, an outstretch, a reply, that includes an irrepressibly sustained, gradual, ever steady, never retreating, redeeming fabrication of that part which firstly matters, which truly matters - the invisible spiritual vessel adrift, but reveals as well an additional concern, and, so that his patient, pure, loving, humble, servant posture towards her is truly encompassing, and so as to gather up everything strewn and scattered, a restoring, a re-beautifying of her mortal physical vessel too, which though, for now, must return to the original dust, once first drawn up to sculpt, marrying powder with liquid, giving a spirit form, yet she will in the end escape that impending corruption, that engulfing chokehold, that inescapable woe of death, and be restored utterly, forever, in an eternal, ever-new life, with darkness discarded, and in unrelenting, realized, immortal hope only, to a glorified, incorruptible, unimaginably magnificent form far outshining even the most  gorgeous icon in the original earthly pattern could ever venture to generate from mere soil.

Now you paint the physical vessel but discernable and attempting to radiate through your sweep of brush and color, is the occupying spiritual vessel, especially and frequently evident in and focused through ineffable eyes.

Ashton James Gardner



FROM MY STUDIO

artwork available from my studio

solsmook@gmail.com



"colore" - oil and charcoal on canvas - 120cm x 100cm -R80 000 - 2022


"meditar"_2023_oil, charcoal on canvas_100cm x 50cm_ZAR 65 000


"sig"_2023_oil on canvas_60cm x 60cm_ZAR 50 000





NAMIBIAN TREES

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"witgat-weltevrede"_2023_oil and acrylic on canvas_100cm x 100cm_ZAR 80 000


"kanniedood-weltevrede"_2023_oil and acrylic on canvas_100cm x 100cm_ZAR 80 000


WORKS ON PAPER
ZAR 7 500 each

SIZE - A2   MIXED MEDIA

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CURRENT AVAILABLE ARTWORKS from galleries in south africa


available from www.moiart.co.za
No 5 Kasteelberg Place, Fontein Street, Riebeek Kasteel, 7330
+27 64 853 8121 

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"Klaradyn" 60cmx50cm - oil,acrylic,charcoal - 2023 - ZAR 40 000


Available works from FOMO Pringle Bay - FOMO

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"girl"_2023_oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas_60cm x 60cm_ ZAR50 000


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"La Mirada"_2023_oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas_60cm x 60cm_ZAR 50 000


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"Oscure"_2023_oil, acrylic, charcoal  on canvas_60cm x 60cm_ZAR 50 000




Available from The Showroom Art Gallery - www.showroomart.co.za

Ilze@showroomart.co.za  -  admin@showroomart.co.za

012 991 2374  -  +27 83 449 2132

"elpar" -  60cm x 50cm - oil and charcoal on canvas - 2022 - ZAR40 000


"Medely"_2023_oil, acrylic on canvas_100cm x 100cm_ZAR 80 000



                                       available from  - www.smudgecontemporaryart.co.za

                                             anton@artandwine.co.za -  +27 82 341 8161

elsje@smudgecontemporaryart.co.za -  +27 72 510 9653


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"anel"_2023_oil, charcoal  on canvas_60cm x 50cm_ZAR 40 000


"anderkant die blou"_2023_oil, acrylic, charcoal  on canvas_100cm x 100cm
ZAR 80 000

"etosha,acacia"_2023_oil on canvas_60cm x 60cm_ZAR 50 000

 "ciara 2"_2020_ oil, acrylic and pastels on canvas_ 120x100cm_    ZAR 80 000