Sculptor, gemmologist and artist Donald Greig opened the South African Society of Artists’ 111th exhibition on Thursday September 21.
Held in the Richard Cowie Hall at Kirstenbosch, Greig said his day job was in the jewellery industry but his hobby and passion was bronze sculpture, which he has been doing for 25 years.
He specialises in African wildlife ranging from paperweights to larger than life.
“As an artist starting off is tough whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, musician or poet. It’s really difficult getting to be known and recognised and appreciated, identifying a style that identifies you and your work,” he said.
His said artists should enjoy what they did as it would reflect in their work. It was fine to be inspired and influenced by others, but they should always be themselves and never try to copy others. He presented certificates and cups to prize-winners.
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