According to the Ico Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district, “Dr. Michael Durst is an American artist, who lives and paints in Cape Town, South Africa. As a psychologist, Dr. Dust’s paintings create not only beauty for the beholder, but also a state of relaxation and healing. His work combines realism with impressionism, evoking an emotional link to the heart-thus the name: Heartscapes.
His exhibitions in New York, Cape Town, the Netherlands and India have received rave reviews and gained Dr. Durst international renown. Dr. Durst loves to paint the beauty of Cape Town--especially the Waterfront, Table Mountain, ocean views, spring flowers, and the vineyards. His Portraits, Fractal Visions and Abstracts have won First Place awards from Fine Art America as well.
ART FOR THE HEART by Hilary Benjamin, The Atlantic Sun, September, 2007
WHEN ART AND MATHS ADD UP by Wendyl Martin, The Argus, November 2011
2004-2006 Sun International Gallery, Cape Town
2008- The Blue Dolphin Gallery in the Netherlands
2009-Perspectives of Reality- Ico Gallery, New York
2010- 'The Rhythmic Figure' Ico Gallery, New York
2011-Seven Wonders of the World' Machu Picchu Gallery, India
2011-Classic Art Gallery, Waterfront Cape Town
2012-Cape Professional Artists-Kirstenbosch Garden, Cape Town
2012-Picturesque Gallery-Cape Town
2012-Gallery Africa-Waterfront- Cape Town
2012-The Bay Gallery at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town
2012-Le Franschhoek Gallery, Franschhoek, near Cape Town
2013-Gallery Africa, Cape Town
2014-Picturesque Gallery, Cape Town
2014-Gallery Africa, Cape Town
2007-Heartscapes of the Cape- Eclectic Gallery, Cape Town
2008-Postcards from the Heart of Cape Town-Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
2009-Magical Moments in Sea Point-Eclectic Gallery, Cape Town
2011-The Wonders of Fractal Art-Eclectic Gallery, Cape Town
2012-Best of Show-Winchester Mansions, Cape Town
2010-Cape Town Heartscapes- the works of Dr. Michael Durst
2011-The Wonders of Fractal Art
In South Africa, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Chile, Turkey and the United States.
Anyone who has been to Cape Town, visits its historic Waterfront, now hub of activity with five star hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, sailing ships, and a vibe that can't be beat. It's an artist's dream!