Sunday, 21 May 2017

HUNTEX 2017 - LOCAL ARTIST EDWARD VAN DEN BERG EXCELS


Paul Roux Village resident artist had a very successful wildlife art exhibition at the Huntex 2017 Expo held at Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg.

Edward really caught the eye of the public with his display of mainly large 1.16m by 1.27m paintings and he sold 6 of them, and secured commissions for another 5 which he is now currently working on. Of real excitement are the international opportunities that have arisen from the event.
Below are some of the works:

www.edwardvandenberg.co.za












ENVIROPAEDIA ECO-LOGIC AWARDS ECO WARRIOR FINALIST 2017 - RICHARD LEWIS - WESSA AMBASSADOR



Paul Roux Resident's Forum Committee member Richard Lewis has been nominated and selected as a finalist in the 2017 Eco Warrior Award:




The nomination reads as follows:

Richard Gordon Lewis - Former Chairperson of the Board of WESSA

Richard served for six years as vice chair and then seven years as Chairperson of the Board of the Wildlife and Environment Society of SA (WESSA). Upon joining the WESSA Board in 2002, he focused on driving the development of a new strategy for sustainable growth that positively transformed the organization into a significant implementer of environmental and conservation . He has given a vast amount of his time to caring for the earth, all on a volunteer basis, has received several awards for his work and is patron of the National Association of Conservancies / Stewardship SA. Richard is currently on the committee of the Gauteng - Regional Centre of Expertise  officially acknowledged by the United Nations University in Education for Sustainable Development.

The result will be announced on 14 June 2017


Richard, who recently received a Life Time Conservation Achiever Award from WESSA was also appointed as WESSA's first Ambassador. 












WESSA presented Richard with a beautiful bronze of the WESSA Sable Antelope by Sarah Richards.