1954 - ?

Brian Coetzee

Brian Coetzee was born at Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 10 June 1954, son of Dr Casparus Coetzee (born 18 December 1927), M.D. and his wife Dulcie (born 28 November 1926). After studying classical dance at the University of Cape Town, Brian enjoyed a successful career as a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. He moved to the United Kingdom in 2008 and inspired to paint by the beauty of the surrounding landscape here around his home at Snape, Suffolk. Over time he has developed a unique combination of painting and hand pressing techniques which uses watercolour and mostly natural fibres to capture the many moods of the ever changing quality of light and its effect on the beautiful and unspoilt countryside. His technique results in each painting being evocative, completely unrepeatable and individual, many of which express a feeling for movement which originates in my passion for dance. More recently he has created a series of images from my original artwork which have been magnified and enriched with a broad palette of often intense colours to create a series of different designs which have been digitally printed on 100% silk. Each design has been created with versatility in mind and is equally striking whether used as an impressive wall hanging or worn as an eye-catching fashion accessory or scarf.

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