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Heather Gourlay-Conyngham

South African 1956- 


Heather Gourlay-Conyngham was born in Durban, South Africa, and now lives and works in Hilton. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts degree from the University of Natal and taught art at various schools in KwaZulu-Natal before becoming a full-time artist in 2012. She has had four solo exhibitions, participated in 25 group shows, and was the winner of the first Sanlam Portrait Award in 2013.

Humanity is the unifying thread in Gourlay-Conyngham’s art, principally in portraits but also in work that reflects the consequences of human actions. Her paintings show the empathy and respect she has for her subjects, whether they are family, friends or people she has come to know while carrying out commissions. Using a realistic idiom, the manner in which she contextualises her figures often evokes allegorical interpretation. Her subject-matter is acutely observed, painstakingly rendered and instilled with an innate energy. In recent years, ideas evident in her paintings have been developed into installations in which conventional representational drawings have been combined with imagery created from unconventional mediums.

Source: the artist’s website.


7 lots offered      42.86% sold      ZAR 134 838
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; Woman in Wedding Dress
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; Self in Jan's Turban
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 128 975
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; Relic 8
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; Relic A
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; André
15 Jul 2019
Unsold
 
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; Nicole and Karyn
16 Feb 2019
Unsold
 
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; David
12 Nov 2018
Unsold
 
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