The Studio, renamed The Studio Art Gallery, first situated in Kalk Bay at the Majestic Village, has recently relocated to Kommetjie, Cape Town’s new art hub.
This exciting new gallery venture is a partnership between Cape Town artists Marc Alexander and Donna McKellar, who chose Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie on the busy Cape Point route to be its new venue. The gallery occupies shop 6 and 7 that used to be the old blacksmith’s workshop built in 1743 and features the original forge, which is still in use, albeit only to warm visitors on rainy days. This new gallery space with its half-meter thick walls and quaint surrounds perfectly complements both artists work. Donna’s enigmatic Karoo landscapes juxtaposing Marc’s partially gilded wildlife series is a breath-taking experience.
At present, the gallery showcases a wide selection of Marc and Donna’s original oil paintings as well as the highest museum quality artist’s prints, but plans to also represent other local artists at a later stage.
Lindy Alexander, Marc’s wife, who also manages his art career, has been appointed as the galleries new director. Besides a friendly welcome, Lindy plans to enthral visitors and patrons with a dynamic exhibition, education
Most days, Marc can be seen painting at the gallery, always willing to share his techniques and business experience, or talk about his latest project.