Art meets science. As an artist, I am familiar with the chaotic, delightful world of creativity, however, as a scientist, I needed to find real solutions to what would work effectively. Gumboots are an unlikely canvas and with no obvious “off the shelf” paints available and with no prior technical experience, I experimented with the aim of producing a high quality, original product with unique visual appeal.
Now with the knowledge I have gained, I can offer you a technically sound piece of wearable art. The boots that I paint are supplied by Neptun, one of the leading South African gumboot manufacturers and designs are created using a 100% waterproof, UV resistant paint. Visit my studio in Pinetown where you can select from these various, ever-changing designs, held in my stock (of over 80 pairs) or get a custom-made pair to capture your imagination or as a gift for that special person.
Please call to make an appointment a day or so before your visit. We regret there are no toilet facilities.
On the first Saturday of every month, you will find me at the Shongweni Market.
Thanks, Barbara Duigan