Andrew donates a painting to Parkscape

Andrew donates a painting to Parkscape

Andrew donated a stunning painting of Tokai Forrest to Parkscape that was auctioned on their golf day held at Westlake Golf Club on the 8th June this year. Parkscape was created to focus on Tokai forest where people walk their dogs, walk, run, cycle, horse-ride and bring their kids.  Parkscape wish to make this space safe and multi-useable, proposals of how the space can be utilized have been put to council.

Art with a Conscience

Art with a conscience

In this months edition of the popular SA Artist magazine, Andrew Cooper is there featured artist.  Andrew is an artist with a social conscience. He supports various charities by donating paintings for fundraisers such as Shark Spotters, Cape Leopard Trust, Baboon Matters and recently Parkscape for Tokai Park - the below article discusses Andrew's involvement in these initiatives.

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Art Portfolio Exhibition - Kirstenbosch

Art Portfolio Exhibition - Kirstenbosch

Andrew will have a variety of Western Cape landscape and seascape paintings on exhibition at Kirstenbosch between the 28th March & 5th April, 2017.  This years Art Portfolio Exhibition is open daily between 10h00 and 17h00 in the John Winter Hall and features paintings from well known South African artists.

Exhibition at Kirstenbosch

Exhibition at Kirstenbosch

Andrew will have a number of landscape and seascape paintings on exhibition at Kirstenbosch between the 18th & 26th March.  The Original Cape Art Exhibition is open daily between 10h00 and 17h00 in the John Winter Hall and features paintings from the Cape's most prominent artists.

Andrew has been busy these past few months

Andrew has been busy these past few months

It has been a busy few months for Andrew.  In addition to the hand full of excellent paintings of various subject matter completed, Andrew has exhibited at two exhibitions at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, one in December and the second in early February.  Both exhibitions were well attended and Andrew's painting drew the admiration of the knowledgable visitors.

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Car Guard to Artist

Car Guard to Artist

Once a refugee‚ then a shopping centre car guard‚ now a landscape painter under the tutelage of his idol. Eric Karangwa has had an unlikely journey.  The 33-year-old Rwandan artist‚ who has spent a decade fleeing political violence in central Africa‚ will hold his third solo exhibition at the Constantia Village shopping centre at the end of the month.

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Using Art to Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking

Using Art to Take a Stand Against Human Trafficing

Tokai-based painter, Andrew Cooper donated one of his famed Tree of Life paintings to raise awareness for anti-human trafficking non-profit organisation, Stop Trafficking of People (STOP).  The organisation promotes awareness about human trafficking, identifies and supports victims and tries to influence decision-makers in South Africa and Africa to make decisions that could result in the reduction of human trafficking, prostitution, pornography and sexual abuse.

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Andrew is a Natural

Looking at the intricate detail and the mastery of light and mood in Andrew Cooper’s paintings, it is surprising to learn that he has never taken an art lesson. As a child of eight years he moved to England with his family where he spent time in Scotland, Cornwall and Surrey. He enjoyed drawing caricatures and cartoons and went through a phase of painting birds. Around the same time his uncle introduced him to the sport of fly-fishing.

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