The Golfing Dodo

The Golfing Dodo

Someone once said that Golf is an easy game but hard to play. So true, I can vouch for that. I learned how to play golf when I was young and studied books on the perfect drive and short game. But I was never that good at golf. My handicap remained in the high twenties...
Dodo in his Ariel Atom

Dodo in his Ariel Atom

Wow, can you believe that Dodo actually owns an Ariel Atom. Yes, it is for real. One of the only true racing cars approved for road use. Dodo loves to turn heads as he drives around in his Ariel Atom. Dodo likes his car so much that he asked Gerdus Bronn to draw a...
Dodo and family plays cards

Dodo and family plays cards

Who of you has played Canasta? It must be our favorite card game. We can play for hours and hours. So it is with Dodo and family. They love their card games. The story of Dodo is unfolding in the studio of Gerdus Bronn in Mauritius What a journey! I started on this...
New Dodo Merchandise

New Dodo Merchandise

We have partnered with Printful to bring you an amazing range of Dodo merchandise. The Dodo is now world-famous and will be available in all countries. How does this work? You order your favorite Dodo image either on a poster, T-shirt or mug and it will be printed and...
Dodo Empire NFT community launched

Dodo Empire NFT community launched

My journey started when I visited Mauritius in 2018, as a keen birder I did some of the walking trails and tried to spot a few rare species like the Mascareen Paradise flycatcher, the Echo Parakeet, the Olive white eye, and the Mauritius Kestrel. So as an artist it...
Dodo gallery open

Dodo gallery open

I have been in Mauritius for almost two months now and it has been amazing. My main aim is to establish the L’Atelier du Dodo( Dodo gallery) and get a stream of visitors coming through my studio. In the two weeks that I have been open, I have had only one group...
Back in Mauritius

Back in Mauritius

The past year has been a real rollercoaster ride. We went to South Africa on a repatriation flight to just visit the kids and family and then return to Mauritius. It is now a year later and I finally made it back here. Why did we stay so long? It was all about the...
Cielo Quintessence, love at first sight

Cielo Quintessence, love at first sight

I met Cielo Quitessence through Kim at Stokkiesdraai Equestrian Centre. It was love at first sight. I took a series of photos and got permission to paint this beautiful horse. Cielo Quintessence is a champion jumper at 1.2 meters height. What does it take to get a...

New direction with my ‘horse art’

Many of you who follow me must be asking why Gerdus Bronn is just painting horses now. Let me tell you what happened and you will have an idea of the direction we are now pursuing. On the 5th of June I fell off the roof and broke my ankle in two places. It was a bad...
Did we get scammed through the artworld?

Did we get scammed through the artworld?

I have been in South Africa for the past 7 months and have worked very hard to explore different mediums and different themes. As an artist, we all would like to be discovered and represented. We all have heard of people who made it big after a gallery has discovered...
More texture and color!

More texture and color!

I have been in South Africa for a few months and the first thing I did was to go to Jimnettes in Lynwoodroad to buy more art material. Mauritius has limited art material and some things are just not available over there. For example, quality canvas. I looked at the...
We all want peace

We all want peace

All of us want that sweet place in our lives where we experience peace. Many people practice different forms of meditation to reach this state of contentment. The theory looks like this. If you can quiet all your thoughts and only focus on one thing you will reach...

The artist studio

The artist studio is often determined by the space they occupy. For many people, it may be the single studio room they occupy. Or a corner table where you do your watercolors or small oil paintings. I worked in my garage for some time and the car had to sleep outside....

I am discovering my Moyo

It is early 2021 and the world as we know it has changed. I remember when it was possible to decide to fly to Hong Kong tomorrow and buy the tickets today. Travel was easy and the world was there to see and experience. Now we are grounded. But as an artist we have to...

Mauritius our new home!

  Who doesn’t dream of staying on an exotic tropical island and just paint all day! “I said to myself. ‘When you make a change, make sure that it is a lifestyle change this time’. You can always change locations but not all of us are...

Mining aquamarine in Malawi

This must be one of the craziest times of my life. It looked like such a good business when I started with it and I thought it would be my big break in life. I left Annalie to run the business back in Hartbeespoort and set off on a fact-finding mission to Malawi. I...

I became a rockhound

After the fire where our shop burnt to the ground, we sifted through the ashes of the devastating fire and found only burnt pieces of jewelry and discolored rocks. I remember a large sphere of rose quartz that turned brown and was completely crazed by the heat of the...