Donna McKellarDonna McKellar - The Studio Art Gallery's Co-owner and Artists

Donna is a South African fine artist living and painting in Cape Town. She is well known for her large scale Karoo landscapes.

She produces enigmatic and peaceful paintings of South African landscapes and architecture, both highly technical and emotive in nature. Her works are centered on the idea of urban decay; loss of beauty and strength and relate to themes of the common man’s everyday existence. She is inspired by various aspects of her everyday life and perceptions as a painter, such as light and shadow; architecture and geography, memory and emotion.

Donna studied at the Johannesburg School of Art, Music and Ballet and has an extensive background in the field of advertising and design. Her love for painting though has preceded since 1995 and she has been painting professionally since then.

 

 


Marc Alexander - The Studio Art Gallery's Co-owner and artisitsMarc Alexander

Marc was born in Pretoria, South Africa, but now lives and works in Cape Town. He is best known for his focus on South African heritage and iconic portraits of late President Nelson Mandela.

Marc’s portraits are so lifelike that they are often viewed with amazement, especially by those who had known Mr Mandela personally. Marc’s limited edition prints of these portraits are being snatched up by admirers and collectors from all over the world.

Marc qualified and worked as a Museum Technologist and Curator for the Pretoria Art Museum. He paints mostly in oils in the style of the traditional realist, but he also enjoys combining the art of gilding and texturing in his paintings. He aims always to capture and express subjects and themes about our world and the human condition, especially those themes that challenge the way we live.

Both Marc and Donna are forerunners amongst the countries contemporary artists, and have a substantial international following of collectors.