© 2021 Shaune Rogatschnig: My Brush with Life
I have lived most of my life in Cape Town under Table Mountain's glorious shadow and Mediterranean climate. Surrounded by this World Heritage Site and its biodiverse fynbos, I have had my senses nurtured with exquisite colour and African light.
I have always been interested in the natural world and its conservation, which had evolved by the time I graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Environmental Science and Archaeology. Soon after, I began working as an environmental consultant and then migrated into the NGO space.
Although I have painted since I was a little girl, it was only from 2013 that I decided
to ‘love what I do and do what I love’. The prospect of going full-
Since my career began, I have been fortunate to learn from talented artists, and receive guidance from inspiring female mentors. I have discovered that staying true to my authentic expression can lead to fantastic opportunities.
My work has been dominated by my love for South Africa’s indigenous flora, which
continues to inspire me in the way each bloom captures light. I find endless inspiration
in exploring new colour-
LISA BURGER, DARLING, WESTERN CAPE
After salivating over Shaune's beautiful artworks for a few years, I finally took the plunge only to find the one that really resonated with me was sold. Shaune offered to paint something in similar colours for me. That was rather daunting as I was concerned I wouldn't like it but I absolutely love my painting and it makes my home! Now I keep looking for blank walls.
Thanks Shaune for your warm and personal approach!
KIM, NOORDHOEK, RSA
3 x LARGE PRINTS (2018)
ORIGINAL ACRYLIC AND MIXED WATER-
We have 3 of Shaune's beautiful protea prints in our bedroom but our dream was always to have a Shaune Rogatschnig original on our walls. That dream was realized when the opportunity arose to commission a landscape of our beloved Noordhoek beach. It makes such a statement as you walk into our home. It was such a pleasure working with you, thank you for bringing the beach into our home Shaune, we love it!
1 MEDIUM PRINTS (2018), 1 ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING (2019), 1 ORIGINAL ABSTRACT (2021)
Over the past few years I have had the great privilege of collecting a few of Shaune’s artworks. Her pieces bring me immense pleasure by daily bringing life and colour to the rooms they hang in.
Shaune is passionate about her gift which reflects in her works and she passes that passion on to you, the customer. She will painstakingly work on each piece until it is just right, never compromising on the quality of her artwork. Her enthusiasm for life and her art is infectious and her professionalism outstanding. The deep love she has for her subject is evident from the minute you meet her. Shaune is continually experimenting with different mediums, colours and subjects, constantly heading out into nature to be inspired by her surroundings. She respects and adores her environment and the country she so fondly paints of.
A few minutes in Shaune’s workspace is like food for the soul and you leave knowing the world is a better place having Shaune in it.