DI JOHNSON-ACKERMAN

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‘I love simplicity, clean lines, detail, and definition. Mood is an integral part of my message achieved through strong tonal contrasts in light and shade.’

 

Ackerman completed her BA (Fine Arts) & Honours by 1973 at Rhodes University with her major being painting. She is proud to state that she studied under Prof Brian Bradshaw, Prof Rob Brooks, Tom Mathews, Joss Nel and Neil Rodgers. Sh is a painter and printmaker.

Over the years Ackerman has travelled and lived in various places in South Africa including Mpumalanga, Southern KwaZulu-Natal and currently Somerset West. It is places in these provinces and areas that is seldom the subject of her work.

Being famous for her paintings and etchings, Ackerman recently explored more printmaking techniques and her work now includes reduction woodcut prints as well.

 

Ackerman did the book illustrations for A Gift for Madiba by Evelyn Benatar (the proceeds of this book goes to the Desmond Tutu's Children with Aids association). During April and May 2008 she was a resident at the Cite International des Arts in Paris.

 

Click here for full CV

 

 

AVAILABLE WORKS

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Mopane Baobab. Size: 20 x 15 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint Edition 63/150. R1625

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A Little Noiseless Noise. Size: 15 x 19.5 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint Edition 17/75. R2130

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The Windmill. Size: 6 x 14.5 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. edition 51/75.
R1540

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The Dogs I Met Out Walking 3. Size: 14.5 x 10 cm
Media: Etching. Edition 12/150
Price: R 1050

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Karoo. Size: 15 x 13.5 cm
Media: Etching. edition 16/75
R2130

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Robin's Respite. Size: 9.5 x 14.5 cm
Media: Etching. edition 38/75
R1735

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Vincent. Size: 18 x 15 cm. Media: Etching. ed 79/100
Price: R 1990

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Rosalina. Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Ed 21/75. 26m x 35.5cm. R1625

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Sunday Afternoon. Reduction Woodcut. Ed 16/20 35cm x 50cm.. R2440

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Vondeling Station. Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Ed 32/75. 35.5cm x 26cm. R1520

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Mount Stewart Church. Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Ed 36/75. 39.5m x 26cm. R1625

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Arboretum Arderne Gardens. Size: 20 x 14 cm
Media: Etching. edition 12/75.
R1935

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Rietbron Home. Size: 15cm x 10cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Edition 30/75. R1735

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Baobab Woodcut – collaboration with Simon. Ed 5/50 70cm x 50cm. R3970

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Nguni II 27/150 Size: 15 x 20 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint R1770

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Josh 24/75 Size: 10 x 7 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint R1050

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Avenue Size: 15 x 19.5 cm
Media: Etching. edition 15/75
R2130