Photo: Ron Olivier, South Africa

Photo: Ron Olivier, South Africa

Artist profile
South African by birth but now resident in Canada. I am an autodidact artist and pursued my art alongside a career in journalism and television program production. I hold a BA (cum laude), BA Honours in Classical Studies and a MA (cum laude) in Art History, all from the University of South Africa. I have a special interest in studio pottery (www.artatworktoday.com) and flower/texture photography (www.thephotographyofronniewatt.com).  

Photography exhibition – 2016
Silvertone International Gallery – Solo exhibition (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Art exhibitions 1978 – 2016
SA Arts Association – Group exhibition "New Signatures" (Pretoria, South Africa)
SA Arts Association – Group exhibition (Pretoria, South Africa)
Beuster-Skolimowski Gallery – Solo exhibitions (Pretoria, South Africa)
Eastern Province Arts Society – Solo exhibition (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Chelsea International Art Expo – Group exhibition (London, U.K.)
Russell Gallery – Group exhibition (London, U.K.)
The Loop Gallery – Solo exhibition (White River, South Africa)
Dimitrov Gallery – Group exhibition (Dullstroom, South Africa)

Art exhibitions 2017
Tartooful Gallery - Solo exhibition "Imagine" (North Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Summer Gallery 2017" (Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group online exhibition "Limitless 2017" (Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Small, Smaller, Smallest 2017" (Vancouver, Canada)
ArtKaroo - Group exhibition "Krans en Kloof" (Oudtshoorn, South Africa)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Scenes from Western Canada 2017" (Vancouver, Canada)
     Honorable Mention
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Acrylics in Action 2017" (Vancouver, Canada)
Cornerstone - Solo exhibition "Horizon Series" (North Vancouver, Canada) 
Federation of Canadian Artists - Victoria Chapter - Group exhibition "Fall 2017" (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
     First Prize
KunsUniek - Group exhibition 2017 (Pretoria, South Africa)
Port Moody Arts Centre - Group exhibition "Winter Treasures 2017" (Port Moody, Canada)

Art exhibitions 2018
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Active Members 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Works on Paper 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Artist's Choice 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
     Second Prize
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Canvas Unbound 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Abstracted 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Success! 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
     Awarded Signature Status (Associate Member of the FCA)
Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery - "Tones and textures" with Christo Giles and David Walters (Durbanville, South Africa)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "AIME 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Landscapes 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
     Honorable Mention
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "O Canada 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Summer Showcase 2018" (Vancouver, Canada
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Small, Smaller, Smallest 2018" (Vancouver, Canada
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Scenes from Western Canada 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
     Honorable Mention
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Shape and Form 2018" (Vancouver, Canada)
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition “AFCA Signature Medal 2018” (Vancouver, Canada)

Art exhibitions 2019
Federation of Canadian Artists - Group exhibition "Works on Paper 2019" (Vancouver, Canada)
Deer Lake Art Gallery - Group exhibition “Horizons” (Burnaby, Canada)

Gallery representation
Dorpstraat Gallery (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Verlorenkloof Estate Gallery (Lydenburg, South Africa)

Affiliation
Associate Member (Signature Status) of the Canadian Federation of Artists