Paintings by Isabelle du Toit
Paintings that addresses human encroachment into animal habitats in a subtle way.
My meticulous depictions of mostly solitary animals and birds ask the viewer to consider the plight of nature in the face of man's encroachment. With my detailed paint handling, combined with an astute attention to the nuances of chiaroscuro, I hope to create a look and feel that is unique. I use a minimalist approach as a reaction to the bombardment of useless and meaningless images and noise generated by the media. I hope to bring some kind of order and calm to reflect on what is really important and meaningful in life. For me, realism and simplicity have a direct link to truth and honesty.