Isabelle du Toit
Deeply involved in wildlife conservation, Isabelle du Toit explores a narrative based on our manmade world of today and how it has affected the stability of an ecosystem that existed long before it. Her finely detailed oil paintings of birds, insects and mammals found on a stark, deep background enhances the isolation and the loneliness of these creatures. The ever-present spotlight on her subjects both illuminates the beauty of every feather and hair’s detail, yet simultaneously alludes to an impending sense of encroachment.
Isabelle du Toit was born in Strasbourg, France and moved to South Africa with her family as a teenager. There, she received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking from Nelson Mandela University. She moved to Texas in the mid 1990’s where she lived and worked for over 10 years and now resides with her husband on the coast in South Florida. Du Toit’s work has exhibited nationally in Texas, California, Chicago, New York, Colorado, Seattle, and Florida, among others. Internationally, her work has been shown in London and Panama City, Panama.
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