Mandi Potgieter

Mandi Potgieter

Melbourne, Victoria | 11 artworks for sale

After immigrating to Melbourne in 2001 I went through an artist block and felt uninspired as if I left my soul and creativity behind in my country of... Read more
  • venerable woodland painting mandi potgieter
    VENERABLE WOODLAND
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    $1,600
  • land with the golden spoon painting mandi potgieter
    Land with the Golden Spoon
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    $1,900
  • feather treasure mixed media mandi potgieter
    Feather treasure
    Mixed Media / 60 x 60 cm
    $960
  • smoke on the horizon  painting mandi potgieter
    Smoke on the horizon
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
    $900
  • clear blue sky painting mandi potgieter
    Clear blue sky
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    $1,500
  • in the prairie 1 painting mandi potgieter
    In The Prairie 1
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
    $900
  • let your light shine painting mandi potgieter
    Let your light shine
    Painting / 120 x 60 cm
    $1,600
  • galah painting mandi potgieter
    Galah
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    $1,300
  • makes me wonder why ????  painting mandi potgieter
    Makes me wonder Why ????
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    $2,500
  • in the beginning  painting mandi potgieter
    In the beginning
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    $2,500
  • morning meadows  painting mandi potgieter
    Morning Meadows
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
    $1,100
  • going back home  painting mandi potgieter
    Going back home
    Painting / 90 x 75 cm
  • lavender painting mandi potgieter
    Lavender
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
After immigrating to Melbourne in 2001 I went through an artist block and felt uninspired as if I left my soul and creativity behind in my country of birth. For at least 5 years I wasn’t interested in making art but did enjoy running art classes from home especially to VCE students to help them build up an art portfolio. By encouraging and inspiring people to do art I started painting again. At first I just wanted to experiment and discover new ideas. All I knew was that I could not paint the same theme that I painted in South Africa. So I needed to reinvent myself again. I wanted to paint freely with no restrictions and started exploring with sea-sand, waxes and even mosaics. I enjoy doing crafts for fun but am at heart a serious painter. Eventually I developed a new style of atmospheric abstract landscapes that doesn’t belong to any one particular place. That was important to me I think because I didn’t identify to any one place anymore. I had my first open house exhibition through the Winter Arts Festival and remembered clearly explaining to someone that the landscapes are universal and doesn’t belong to any place. The person disagreed with me and said he can clearly see Berwick in them. That was a breakthrough for me!!!! I now identify with my new environment and very deliberately seek to find my inspiration from Berwick and surroundings.