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Comfort & Joy Artist Spotlight: Sjon De Groot

November 28, 2019

Our next artist spotlight today is Sjon de Groot, who has donated a stunning original watercolour titled ‘The Vine’. From his bio: 

Sjon de Groot principally works in oils, using a combination of traditional European and North American techniques. The work is bold and multi-dimensional, an expression in colour of a South African coming to terms with his adopted land; and combining his African and North American experience with the influence of his Dutch artist ancestors.  

Defying genre, Sjon creates to his own agenda, using his art to express, question, and start conversations. 

Originally trained by Geoffrey & Michael Armstrong at the JHB School of Art in South Africa, he completed many commissions for businesses and private collectors there, before immigrating to Canada in 1997.  Now widely exhibited in Canada, his pieces have been purchased by many private and corporate buyers.

Visit his website at sjondegroot.com 

Join us on December 6th, 6:00pm-10:00pm at the Art Gallery of Hamilton for Comfort & Joy, a charity silent art auction in support of The AIDS Network. This fabulous fundraiser featuring amazing drag and musical talent and an incredible silent auction featuring a variety of one of a kind gifts from talented local artists and makers will help us to continue to provide some of our most valued programs and services. 

Advance tickets are available through Bruha.com , tickets will also be sold at the door.