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CHARMAINE EASTMENT & ERROL BOYLEY (article first published : 2008-01-25)

The first exhibition of 2008 at the Crouse Art Gallery KZN features a rare exhibition of work by Charmaine Eastment and her late mentor, renowned South African impressionist-inspired painter Errol Boyley who passed away last year.

This tranquil beautifully-lit gallery space in Morningside – a stone’s throw away from Windermere Centre - showcases excellent works of art by inspirational South African artists.

Errol Stephen Boyley was born in Pietermaritzburg on July 28, 1918. Working in oils, he was a painter of rustic landscapes, moody seascapes, still life, figures and South African wild-life. He was mainly self-taught although he studied at the then-Natal Technical College in the early 1940's and his work is known for his astonishing use of light. His varied and colourful career spanned almost 60 years – initially as a military man, then musician (an accomplished and professional guitarist - he won guitar lessons in a poker game!) before taking to painting and becoming one of the country’s most respected and accomplished painters.

Errol Boyley's work can be found in collections worldwide, the Reserve Bank in Pretoria housing one of the largest with 15 pieces in all. Collectors are unanimous that Boyley's images capture light in a way that outshines other artists.

Charmaine Eastment was born in South Africa and has lived in South Africa, Zimbabwe and England. It was not until later in life that she took up painting after raising a family of three children. In South Africa she met and studied with Robin Townsend, Tony Strickland and most recently, Errol Boyley. Eastment was particularly fortunate to have had the opportunity of working with Errol Boyley and, as her teacher, mentor and friend, he had the most profound and lasting influence on her development as an impressionist artist

Charmaine strives to bring a sense of peace and tranquillity into her work as an antidote to the stressful and energetic world of today. She now lives and works in Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, where she has her own studio. She has had numerous exhibitions in KZN and her paintings are in selected galleries throughout South Africa.

Crouse Artdealers specialises in original South African art, offering the work of major artists like gallery muse Anton Benzon, Diane Erasmus, Errol Boyley, Charmaine Eastment, Marie Vermeulen Breedt, Bea, Este Mostert, Annette Poulton, Luther Marais, Father Frans Claerhout, Cornelius Bosch, Andre De Beer, Robert Domijan, Christian Nice, Gabriel De Jongh, Lienkie Lombard, Johan Smit, Chris Tugwell, Portchie, Ina van Schalkwyk and many more. Crouse is owned by Michelle Dodds (who also runs the gallery) and Chris and Suzette Crouse who have been dealing in South African Art for the past 14 years.

The Charmaine Eastment & Errol Boyley Exhibition opens at the Crouse Art Gallery KZN at 56 Adrain Road, Morningside on February 1. More information on 031 312 2315 or visit www.artdealers.co.za




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