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"Painting is for me simply a tool that enables me to channel and communicate my enthusiasm. My passion for succulent plants is a dominating presence in my life and therefore it is only natural that I would document my observations of these ‘living sculptures’. My interest in the plants also extends beyond artistic appreciation and I am finding much pleasure in doing some field research and publishing my observations in popular scientific articles. These regular field excursions offer the opportunity to become intimately familiar with the plants as they live and survive in the wild and generate a valuable data bank of conscious and subconscious impressions that also influence my interpretations of the plants when painting them."


* Quotation from ’ Gerhard Marx : A Novel approach to Botanical Art’.


The Bushman’s Candles by Charles Craib and John Lavranos. Penrock Publications. 2010.

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3 comments:

  1. Being a succulent plant enthusiast, I particularly admire Gerhard’s excellent botanical watercolour paintings. They are always botanically accurate in every detail, so perfectly composed, and represent plants much better than photos do.

    I am pretty proud to have a few of his watercolours in my home in Germany. They remind me of the wonderful times my wife and I had visiting Africa’s most beautiful country and succulent paradise.

    Detlef

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  2. Dit bly vir my asemrowend om na jou werk te kyk Gerhard. Jy het n manier om iets van niks te skep! absoluut wonderlik!

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  3. Greetings, Gerhard! How i can contact You? I would like to buy Your picture "Bear with bottle" my mail: d2727@yandex.ru

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