The impressions of the Eastern Cape gallery depict the homes and life styles of the coastal and in land cities of the Eastern Cape in the current series of paintings we have focused on the cities of Port Elizabeth and the town of Port Alfred.
The paintings show the life, homes and work places of these old Eastern Cape towns and cities the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic cross section gives a good overview of what life is in the Eastern Cape.

The East Beach Port Alfred –in the impressionistic style of Vincent Van Gogh (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 24,00000

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The east bank of the Kowie river for many years an almost deserted beach of pristine beauty with large graceful dunes covered with indigenous south African bush. Rumour has it that many years ago a slave pit was located on the east bank but the where abouts of this have long since been lost and forgotten about or it never existed But educational setup's were put in so that it will always be known about and today is a popular sight for people to visit and where surfing is commonly known.

The new Kowie BRIDGE (New) it was built in the late 1970’s–in the impressionistic style of Vincent Van Gogh (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 21,00000

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The new Kowie BRIDGE (New) it was built in the late 1970’s previously there was a ridge constructed in the mid 1800’s and a more resent one built  round about 1910. These two old bridges once stood next to each other but now the bridge built in 1910 stands alone as it is used as a walking bridge and no longer carries traffic which brings beauty for taking walks and having a beautiful view over the town and water. Today the bridge is considered a sight to be seen.

WOOD’S ware house (Wharf Street Port Alfred)–in the impressionistic style of Vincent Van Gogh (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 25,000.00

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WOOD’S ware house (Wharf Street Port Alfred) served as the warehouse for goods shipped from PORT Kowie to other places and as an auction house from goods brought from London in the 1800’s.

The owner, one Henry Wood an 1820 settler owned the building for many years ,later the building served as Dessie Amos’s vegetable market in the 1980's and up until today this building still stands strong as an example of just how long hard working people and a strong will bring something all the way up until today.

Lower valley road old south end–in the impressionistic style (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 24,00000

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Lower valley road old south end these houses are almost 100 years old and are the homes of artisans and trades people whose families have lived in these houses for almost as long as the sight itself has stood.

The (Barkens Road Area) once saw lots of trade as it was part of the inter racial old South End a suburb that was broken up during the early years of the apartheid period in South Africa But today in itself is used for businesses and old factory's do still stand but only show how South Africa has grown since the apartheid era.

More homes in The Lower valley road–in the impressionistic style (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 25,00000

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More homes in The Lower valley road adjoining the house shown in the previous painting tell the story of many years of habitation by the good folk of Port Elizabeth and more homes carried on being built during the apartheid era up until now and bringing all people together no matter what race since the apartheid time was brought to an end.

Lower Valley road on the flood plain of the Barkens River in (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 25,00000

The Barkens roadside facing the banks of the Barkens river which periodically breaks its bank as the rain which falls up country  flows downstream to cover the flood plain.

This area is just off ST Mary's grave yard the first Anglican graveyard in Port Elizabeth. Today Anglican church's and graveyards are set all over Port Elizabeth.

Mount Croix looking towards North End –in the impressionistic style (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

PRICE: R 29000.00

OVER LOOKING The bay of Prosperity one of the unofficial names for Port Elizabeth looking towards North End one of the more scenic views of Port Elizabeth. Its main road used for retail and manufacturing is also one of its best features of North End and contributes to its great nature and beauty and still to this day stands with thousands gazing upon the Bay each day.

PERRIGEVALE –in the impressionistic style (please click on the image to purchase)

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Width 1000 mm

Height 750 mm

Price: R 24,00000

Mount croix homes one of the more affluent old areas in Port Elizabeth where doctors and the wealthier merchants of the last century lived in a style akin to that of their more wealthy family members in London.

Some homes have been well looked after and well preserved by there affluent owners,some families have lived in the same well built and cared for homes for over 100 years. Some families have been going to the same schools for as long as they have been in the city and to all the better schools that the people who cannot afford to pay for there children to go to. Today the wealthy remain in this area and has been opened to many wealthy and great businesses.

 

THEESCOME –in the impressionistic style (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 27,00000

Scenic country road in the Mount Pleasant area where the horse folk live to show off their fine horsemanship and horse flesh. The country roads around Port Elizabeth are well known for the various small holdings and small horse farms and stables Port Elizabeth boasts two race tracks where some of the finest horse flesh in the country periodically race, although Port Elizabeth does not have big international fashion show's or races to go to with it the cities horse breeders have more time on their hands to pay attention to the beauty of their horses and this is what makes them some of the finest in the country

CORNER ALBANY & MAIN STREET–in the impressionistic style - (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 26,00000

The corner of Albany road & Main Street for many years a busy road of business and industry. Today the area has fallen into decay

Once a vibrant business hub the main street of Port Elizabeth  has over the last 20 years fallen in to decay, the vibrants of the trade of the late Victorian and early Edward periods  has long gone now stark reality has set in and the streets belong to the street traders, the immigrants from  various places in Africa and Asia including Nigeria and more country's move in by the day everyday. This is not a good thing as for the company's that need the space and all sectors to expand for job creation which is a very big problem here in the Bay one which is being fought to change.

KLIENSKOOL –in the impressionistic style (please click on the image to purchase)

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 27,00000

Klienskool where the home's of the very poor who use cardboard in winter to line their corrugated iron shacks to keep out of the cold and in summer to keep out the heat.
These people in many cases are the labourers who work in supermarkets and also in the informal trade sector selling items for a few cents or Rands and each taking out an existence on the edges of the pavements of gold in these streets of the bay of prosperity.
People who live here are house proud and even though they might take a bath in a cold bucket of water at 3am in the morning they keep the city moving. This poverty stricken areas are also the breeding grounds for crime, informal drinking taverns and the growing drug trade which is a massive and growing problem in the bay which generate from these and more areas alike.

PERRIGEVALE HOMES OF THE RICH–in the impressionistic style (please click on the image to purchase)

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Width 1000 mm

Height 750 mm

Price: R 32,00000

Affluent Homes of the old rich men and woman with the young millionaires, a far cry from the homes of the people of Missionvale and areas such as Missionvale which is a sad thought to how the rich stand high while the poor are at the bottom fighting day to day just to get a slice of bread to provide for their families in their shacks that are built with their own hands. While these rich stand on top of it all and look down on the rest, houses such as these shown in the pictures are set to be the attractions and beauty of certain areas in the bay but yet the rich fail to contribute to the right causes in the bay that truly want to put our great city's name back to where it belongs and not looked down upon.

PERRIGEVALE-(please click on the image to purchase)

PERRIGEVALE –in the impressionistic style /These houses that were once occupied by residents many years ago have been changed and unfolded into small business owners such as lawyer firms, dental offices and doctors’ practices. With a rich history on this side of the bay these places are set near a main hospital and a busy side of streets set with businesses and is popular for its well-known sectors as such. This did not mean that residents do not reside here anymore as many buildings were put up and blocks of flats for it to still be seen and known as a residential area as well which benefits these people as they are around all types of nearby businesses.

 

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Height 750 mm

Price: R 31,000.00

The yacht basin–in the impressionistic - (please click on the image to Purchase)

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Price: R33,000.00

 

The Port Elizabeth yacht basin the mecca of the eastern cape here the rich and famous play and enjoy a day’s sailing on their new yachts.

The rich and famous of the bay come down here to set their eyes on the beautiful boats that fall under their wealthy bridges, gaze upon the big beautiful blue sea and the amazing fresh air to breath in whilst their hair blows in the wind. These yachts are docked down at the port of the bay which in itself is a sight to see as it is where all the import and export is done, where the container ships are docked whilst being loaded and offloaded. Taking these yachts out for a day down the bay's beaches is a very big theme which the rich have setup for tourists and big events as well making them more money but at the same time drawing in attention to the bay itself.

New Brighton (please click on the image to purchase)

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Price: R 27,000.00

Shacks that are seen above in this picture have been around for a very long time since the days before Apartheid which is a sad sight to look upon as the people living in them build these from scraps of metal found in dumps and pieces of whatever they can find to hold it together. The people living in these have since expanded the amount of land used to build them which means more shacks are built on a weekly basis do to the unemployment rate for them to be living like this. In areas like this little shops, taverns and also illegal doings such as drugs are operated out of them to try and make a living for themselves. The ones who do have jobs at factory's and such places like workshops work for a minimum wage and are able to fend for themselves but barely that is why they stay in these shacks in such areas where crime is a major factor to deal with do too no money and no plan in place by the government

NORTH END MAIN STREET- TRADERS EARNING A HARD LIVING.

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Street traders earning a hard living.
Street trading in South Africa provides a means for people from low income groups to manage to sustain themselves, while providing at the same time for the education and in some cases children and grandchildren from the street traders to eventually graduate from university.

In many of these cases the traders are old woman who are widowers whose children have become too ill or died from AIDS & HIV to support numerous grandchildren these old African grandmothers known affectionately as gougous pronounced guuguu are kind and loving and their only desire is to see their offspring live a better life then what they have had.

Many of these old woman have seen much sorrow and pain having lived through the years of apartheid and witnessed many of the evils of their fellow countrymen during those sad days.

R23,000.00

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Height 750 mm

 

 

VIBRANT COLOURFUL PARLIAMENT STREET - (please click on the image to purchase)
many of these houses have been standing for over one hundred and fifty years and have seen many lives pass through their doors. From the families of the 1820 British settlers who laid the foundation stones to African migrants from north, east, west and south Africa. These houses which were at times rundown and sometimes in a dilapidated state are now been revamped and refurbished and are serving as homes and offices for people from all over Africa Parliament street is a vibrant microcosm for night clubs and other related industries which go hand in hand with club life,
R27,000.00

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Height 750 mm

Grahamstown road North end under a bridge a place some poor people call home -(please click on the image to purchase)

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Price: R 29,000.00

A place that some poor people call home.
Sometimes a cardboard box and a small fire udder a bridge with a few precious positions is all a person has. Though these possessions might have not much financial value they could and do mean the difference between life and death or whether you eat tonight or not
“rich person despise not the poor for you don’t know, when or where the finger of God will touch you and teach you a little humility”

Belmont Terrace - (please click on the image to purchase)
Many of these houses were built by the 1820 Settler Thomas Broadbent as an experiment at cheap housing to provide him with an income in the 1840’s.

These houses were for many years owned by a notoriously bad Irish landlord in the 1990’s.

These houses have now been restored and serve as offices for Attorneys, doctors and other such industries, these houses face the Donkin Reserve and they stand on the north end of the central city hill.

R 29,000.00

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Height 750 mm

Lower Parliament street - (please click on the image to purchase)

Lower Parliament, street facing the north End these old buildings a scenic view and shows a desolate part of the street with a small business which operates for African migrants who buy food from the small home run shop. Ironically whites road which is two blocks away to the south as been renamed after an apartheid struggle hero and is the playground of street traders and Nigerian drug lords and ladies of the night. A sad reflection on the new freedom that South Africa offers as the shining light of its constitution attracts the poor, the down trodden and others from countries to the north, west and east where they cannot earn a living due to various reasons.

18,500.00

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ST Mary's Anglican Grave yard -(please click on the image to purchase)

Here rest the dead the final resting place of early Port Elizabeth Anglicans. No grave has been opened here for many years and these dead are content in their rest.
An other worldly atmosphere exists in these old grave yards there are four other such old grave yards in Port Elizabeth with stones covered in natures fern and slowly the wording is fading and in some of these grave yards’ vagrants will also sleep tonight sometimes on a winters night they might make a fire on an old gravestone to keep warm. There have been incidents of vandalism, but subject to the political change the government does nothing in the hope of speeding on the decay of these few stones to hide the lives of those who brought technology, education commerce’s and trade to this very under developed and ignorant country in the early 1820’s

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Width 1000 mm
Height 750 mm
R 25,750.00

THE FAMILY BENCH -  (please click on the image to purchase)

Many a Saturday afternoon is spent on the family bench as the good people of Forest Hill watch life go by

Price R26,345.00

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Width 1000 mm
Height 750 mm

 

THE GREAT WIND GALE OF JUNE 2017 - (please click on the image to purchase)
Much damage was caused by the storms of the winter of 2017
This painting depicts the wind storm at its height at 9am on Friday, 9th June 2017.
The gale had begun its havoc in Cape Town and had moved up the coast with some other towns been bad damaged on route to Port Elizabeth.
The Gale continued on Saturday 10th June 2017 and finally blew itself out on the afternoon of Sunday 11th June 2017.

Price R24,795.00

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Width 1000 mm
Height 750 mm

Playing House -- (please click on the image to purchase)


Humewood beach front bush indigenous and foreign invaders grow side by side in quite contentment.
A native Australia growing tall and next to it African fynbos grows in its neighbours great shadow.

Price R22,005.00

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Width 1000 mm
Height 750 mm

Humewood beachfront at Night - (please click on the image to purchase)
An awesome view of the Humewood sky just after sunset, on a winters evening in 2016

Price R30,000.00

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Width 1000 mm
Height 750 mm

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