Fynbos art exhibition

“Protea and Cone Bush Ecoprint 4”, a mixed media piece over an ecoprint.

Mowbray artist Elizabeth Wood will exhibit fynbos-inspired work in Observatory this month.

Wood, 57, has used gouache, pencil crayon, chalk and oil pastels, and ink, as well as fynbos, for “Featuring Fynbos”, her first solo exhibition.

“I do this in a most unique way by creating an ecoprint, a method of imprinting the image of live plant material onto paper and then use the image on the paper to inspire the artwork,” she says.

Wood worked as a landscape gardener for 20 years but downed tools in 2010 to turn her hand to art full time.

“It was something I always dreamt of doing.”

She is largely self-taught, but was mentored by Karin Morphew, a Stellenbosch University fine arts graduate.

“Featuring Fynbos” is at the Pop-up Place, 42 Trill Road.

Opening night is Wednesday November 18, at 6.30pm. The exhibition runs until Wednesday November 25.

It is open from 11am to 6pm on weekdays and from 11am to 3pm on Saturday. It will be closed on Monday November 23.

Covid-19 safety rules apply. Wood can be contacted at elizawood@gmail.com.