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Ernest Rood (10/9/1931)


Professional artist and potter since 1974. Resides paints and exhibits in his own studio in Rayton.


Mediums: Oil, watercolour pen and pencil

Style: Impressionistic-realistic

Themes: Nature, Eucalyptus trees, Boababs, Highveld, Bushveld, Harbor scenes, old Struisbaai, old Clanwilliam, old Waenhuiskrans, Nguni cattle, Fisherman's cottages, aircraft, scenes of Greek islands


Philosophy: Learn to draw properly with pen and pencil first. Be knowledgeable about the many elements of good drawing and colour e.g.. Balance, form (positive and negative) perspective, tone, rhythm, etc. Strive to improve on your ability and technique with each new painting.


Commissions: Portrait of Commissioner de Mist for South African Navy, Impala jet for the Air fForce Senior Command and Staff course to be presented to the Air Force College Museum, Buccaneer jet for the Buccaneer Squadron when they were phased out; Boeing 707 refueller for the Commanding Officr on his retirement.


Portrait of the Director of Armscor, painting for the library of the Municipality of Rayton

Exhibitions: Approximately forty exhibitions and art tours to Europe and Greek Islands


Paintings and pottery are taken up in private collections in South African, England, Germany, Holland, France and in various Municipalities.


Currently Ernest is producing pottery clay (white earthenware, white stoneware, terra cotta) for schools, colleges and private potteries.