Art Scene

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton.

3 proudly South African artists have spoilt Cape Town with their paintbrush mastery.


Abe Opperman, born in Free State, and well known across South Africa and beyond, is one of Cape Town’s newest editions to its art scene. The current exhibition is named ‘Traces of time’ with every piece highlighting his intricate thought processes from paint to canvas. The exhibition was inspired by time – the past, the present and the future, also reminding us of how beautiful yet fickle time can be. ‘Traces of time’ can be viewed at the Abe Opperman Gallery, recently opened in De Waterkant in February2016, until the end of July. Visit for more information.


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Milan Cronje, an internationally renowned fashion photographer for the last 30 years, has opened his art portfolio to include hand painted masterpieces, some of yesteryear, some contemporary-styled portraits, but now mostly focused on his unconditional love for animals. Oils, acrylics and pencil make up most of his mixed-media artworks. Painting, now his full time hobby in Somerset West, he commissions pieces to the public on demand, and is also available for private consultations. Contact Milan on for more information.



With a solid artistic background, Kelly John Gough, based at The Woodstock Exchange, creates unusual but beautifully captivating nudes and portraits all using oils, and wood panels as a canvas. His focus and inspiration is drawn from the human form, and often translates with an elegant yet provocative edge. His statement pieces have been exhibited across South Africa, and on an international spectrum. If you haven’t yet had the privilege to view his work make your way to his studio in Woodstock or visit for more information.