Wednesday 28 November 2012

The End Is In Sight

I am almost at the end of the uber commission of ten LARGE paintings I have been working on. This is a bad picture of painting number 7 & number 8. For these works my inspiration came from the photographs of my dear friend Alastair Mclachlan

He is a master of his art and has lived such a fascinating life literally on top of Johannesburg. He says: "Given the chance to live in Johannesburg, I decided to investigate the heart of the matter, so to speak, and made the 19th floor of the Lister Medical Building my home. From this vantage point and over more than 10 years I have witnessed and tried to understand and make sense of Johannesburg."
Using this incredible vantage point together with his technical skill and beautiful eye he has produced work like none other. Al has always been incredibly generous with his talents and has often either taken photographs for me to work from or allowed me access to his own work to use as sources for my paintings. We have a collaboration-in-waiting (a bit like ladies-in-waiting, but less poised). Hopefully one day it will be realised. Here are some of the amazing photographs he has taken.


  1. Hey Bronwyn
    I got the link to your blog from Carolyn after asking her where she got the gorgeous blue sparrows from. Do you sell them?
    Sorry for the comment on this post, i couldnt find your email :)

  2. Seriously amazing photography and collaborative partnership, I can see how the missing is already starting...