© 2021 Shaune Rogatschnig: My Brush with Life
KERRY COLLINS, UK
“NOSTALGIA’ 100 x 120 cm
I encountered Shaune’s work a few years ago and fell in love with her exquisite paintings
of proteas. This year I was delighted to be able to purchase an original painting
of a protea which has been named “Nostalgia” (I’m South African born and it seemed
appropriate) which was shipped to me in the UK -
The way Shaune depicts light and reflects it in her work is extraordinary. It feels like the essence and beauty of a protea has been captured and looking at it brings me great pleasure every day.
It all started with a card … one of Shaune's greeting cards with a beautiful protea
on it, was given to me when I started Chemotherapy. The card is pasted on the inside
page of my journal… inspires me daily by its beauty. However, I wanted something
visible to us daily. I was delighted to see info about the special purchase option
for canvas prints of some of the protea giftcards. Both the info on the card (website
info etc) and the interaction with Shaune via her email, was accurate and efficient.
She even adjusted the 'offer' to include 'mint' as a canvas print-
ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS
I have a collection of Shaune’s original oil paintings (bought and commissioned). Her talent brings me joy on a daily basis. Her colours and expression are simply stunning.
Painted primarily in oils, my focus since 2016, has been fynbos and indigenous plants
of South Africa. In 2020 I began exploring a more abstract way of expression and
have shifted some of my work to abstract landscapes in water-