Since 2008 a group of artists, who have pioneered a creative lifestyle in this unpretentious little hamlet, have opened up their houses and studios to share their creativity with art lovers. The Baardskeerdersbos Art Route is becoming renowned, and now runs over two successive weekends with various art-related courses and activities taking place in the week between.

Good news! Our next Art Route is planned for a whole 10 days, from 23rd April to the 3rd May.

Watch this space, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get updates   …

Eva Gilliam

Eva was born in California and raised in Texas and New York City in a family of musicians and visual artists. Her undergraduate studies in Anthropology inspired her to take the first opportunity to work overseas, and in 2005 moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo to work for the United Nations peacekeeping mission as a journalist and radio producer.
Her work for her Master’s degree earned her the chancellor’s award as best masters student 2006 and was selected to be exhibited at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town.

Since leaving Cape Town, Coleen has joined forces with Annalie Theunissen of Art-i-Kapa, and been involved with the training of leadership programs in craft production and project managing skills programs for the Overberg region.…

Ivan Trollip - Knersvlakte

Ivan Trollip

Ivan (No. 5 on the map) has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity since he began painting full time in 1991. Years of practical experience as a landscape artist, has given him the wonderful sense of perspective and composition found in all his oil and acrylic works. His subjects range from wildlife to abstract and florals, for which he is best known. His love of the wild and his intimate knowledge of our local fauna and flora is combined with his own creative personality, resulting in a joyous celebration of colour, diversity and harmony in all his works.…