Art and Clarens go hand-in-hand

Written by Lizanne Esplin


July 15, 2020

Our village is lucky to have several fantastic resident artists.

Meet local artists Lyn Hoyle & Simon Addy who first moved to Clarens in 1986.
Simon & Lyn fell in love with the village at first sight (as has happened to so many residents) closed their advertising agency in JHB and moved here ASAP to fulfil their dream of becoming full-time artists. It worked! Much to the amazement of their family & friends.
They were helped by Hannetjie de Clerq, Martin Wessels and Wouda Rosenzweig who were then the only other artists in this charming little village.
My, how we’ve grown!
Their art is firmly rooted in the Clarens surrounds.
The beautiful autumnal shades of the cliffs and landscape are reflected in both their work.
So with a little help from friends and a lot of red wine, the Addy Hoyle Gallery came into existence.
It can be found on the corner of Main & Market Street.

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