Taking in everything from ceramics to oil paintings along the Paternoster Art Route, the natural attractions are as alluring as the manmade ones.
With its laid-back fishing village vibe and dreamy backdrops, Paternoster now offers visitors even more in the visual department. Having evolved into a vibrant creative hub, tourists can spend a morning or a day on the Art Route – marvelling at the scenery too every so often.
Said convener Dianne Heesom-Green, “We created the route to give people the experience of visiting artists’ studios: smelling the paint and touching the clay.”
At the Stone Fish Studio & Gallery in St Augustine Street, Di Heesom-Green and Linda Tsanja elevate the status of ceramic art with rigorous and conceptual hand-built clay sculptures, in addition to offering courses and workshops. Phone 082 8248917.
Impressionist painter Magda van Lille of Magda Art in Korhaan Street has a special love for flowers and texture, choosing themes with exciting colours for her mediums of oils and beeswax. Phone 072 4080955.
Wayne and Sandy Attrill’s studio and gallery in Tulbagh Street offer a double art delight. While Wayne does abstracts in oils and acrylics, Sandy is a deft hand at sculpting figures in clay and from recycled goods. Phone 083 2677051.
Then it’s off to Crayfish Wharf where several artists can be seen plying their trade masterfully. Managing the Art Shed is internationally renowned contemporary artist Uro Erichsen, who explores frontiers of the human psyche in relation to its environment in acrylics and oils. Phone 072 8403527.
Pam Breytenbach of pb Ceramics handcrafts exquisite functional and decorative ceramic ware that’s affordable to boot. She also presents platter stamping workshops. Phone 082 8706122.
Using a combo of ancient glass shards collected from the beach and Italian glass, Delyse Hopkins of Fleur Delyse has carved out a niche as a glass bead artist using the age-old Venetian techniques and specialising in one-of-a-kind jewellery. Phone 082 5708334.
Motivated by his immediate surroundings, the people and especially the Paternoster children, Wilko Roon works in acrylics using flaming colours. Phone 072 9968211.
There may be no better cleanse for the human spirit than art, so don your walking shoes to enjoy creativity and leave behind the dust of everyday life.