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About Artist

Paula van Coller: My art has always been infused with plant life, whether it has been the central focus of the work or used as symbolic commentary on the primary human figure.

Art became the medium through which I processed my observations of happiness and grief. All these issues found reflection in my work- with plants, flowers and bulbs symbolizing the necessity to adapt, change, conform and flourish.

Paula van Coller Louw completed her BA Fine Art Degree at the University of the Free State in 2000 and commenced a career in teaching visual and design in Cape Town. She currently resides in Stellenbosch and her work has been successfully exhibited across South Africa.

Regional finalist – 2000 ABSA L’ Atelier Award
Finalist – 1999 ABSA L’ Atelier Award

“Bloom” – upcoming solo exhibition, Grande Provence.

“The Food Basket”, South Hill Art Gallery, Elgin.

“Siklus”, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.

“Verplanting”, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.

“Kingdom” Equus Gallery Cavalli Estate, Somerset West.
“Fear and Lost” Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
“Tiny Treasures” Art.b Gallery, Bellville.
“The Grand” Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.
“Terrior” Liebrecht Gallery,Somerset West.

“Yours Sincerely Africa”, Art Event, Franschoek.
“Panorama: Landscape as mapping of the soul” D- Street Gallery, Stellenbosch.
“A New Beginning” South Hill Art Gallery, Elgin.
“Hoodoo Heartland” The Studio, Kalk Bay.
“Un-bound”, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek.
Members Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.
“New Beginnings”, Art b Gallery, Bellville.

“I am an African Angels 7”, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek.
“Facing the Future – Portraits for Africa” Liebrecht Gallery, Somerset West.
“Genre to Manifesto” The Art Business Gallery, Piketberg.
“Woordvrou” Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch.

Members Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.
Stellenbosch Art Association, PJ Olivier Art Center, Stellenbosch.
Ingrid Jonker, Chris Chameleon, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.

De Zalze, Marze Botha Art Gallery, Stellenbosch.

Helderberg Wine Festival, Eikendal, Stellenbosch.

Decorex, Rozendal Gallery, Cape Town.

Christmas Exhibition, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
ABSA L’Atelier Art Exhibition, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg.

1998 – 2000
Student Art Exhibition, Johannes Stegman, Art Gallery, Bloemfontein.

Paula Van Coller Louw’s works are featured in numerous national and international collections.

Paula van Coller has worked as a teacher and also assists in interior and landscape design.

Paula van Coller is a member of the Stellenbosch Art Society and attends workshops regularly.

Paula van Coller Louw