Seeing Through The Eyes of the Artist – Lydia da Silva

Photo: Swan towers 2.2m high and epitomizes the inspiration and fascination with the Mexican Cliff Divers for its creator, Lydia da Silva - Photo taken at Webersburg Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Presenting art of distinction is Palette Art Gallery’s forte. Lydia da Silva, proprietor of Palette Art Gallery visualizes the selecting of art to be displayed in her gallery through the eye of the artist.

Nestled among the grand old oak trees in Church Street, Stellenbosch is Palette Fine Art Gallery. The gallery was started filling a niche in the tourist market and has evolved after 3½ years, drawing more serious Art Collectors and South African Art Lovers.

The gallery now boasts many beautiful bronze sculptures varying from the human form to many species of animals and birds.

Palette Fine Art Gallery has consignment work from local artists from the Western Cape. From the creative minds of the artists commissions are undertaken satisfying new Home Owners and Art Lovers alike.

Palette Art Gallery has recently opened another venue at 68 Waterkant Street, Cape Quarter Piazza, De Waterkant.  Palette Art Gallery showcases the works of various artists including Vincent da Silva.

There is a Monumental Wind Girl sculpted by Vincent Da Silva in bronze on display in the Cape Quarter Piazza and his Life Sized Bronze Ceremental Sculpture perches elegantly on the gallery’s steps.

“I was always fascinated by the Cliff Divers in Acapulco. Perched high above the cliffs, they hurtle their bodies in a gracious curve with outstretched arms,                  reminiscent of a swan’s wings.

Seconds before hitting the water at breakneck speed, they bring their arms together and clench their fists to brace for the impact of hitting the water.

This takes tremendous courage and one can imagine how many near misses they have.”  – Lydia da Silva

For more information visit:

Cape Town – 68 Waterkant St, De Waterkant 

Stellenbosch – 41 Church St

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