Proteas by Danie Marais

Here you will see some examples of paintings of Proteas by Danie Marais. As you will see, Danie is a master in capturing detail, structure and above all light. The way the light captures the beauty if the Protea has been done in an amazing way by Danie

In our Gallery we have more work from Danie and there too you will see his skills.

These Proteas have already been sold and therefore are no longer available. Still we want to keep sharing them with you as you can order a new commissioned painting of Proteas through us. 

Danie never repeats a painting, every piece is unique. But you can tell us what you like and we will work with Danie to get you an amazing piece for your home, office or any other place where you would like to enjoy this beauty. Contact us today on to get your very own Proteas made 

About the Protea

Etymological Meaning of the Protea Flower

Protea is a genus of flowers from the proteaceae family. There are between 1,400 and 1,600 varieties of this flower that include a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. In fact, it is the wide variety of flowers that earned it its name. The flower was named after the Greek God Poseidon’s son, Proteus, who had a propensity for assuming new shapes or altering his appearance to avoid detection.


Symbolism of the Protea Flower

The protea flower symbolizes change and transformation across cultures.

  • South Africa: The King Protea (Protea cynaroides) flower (one of the largest and most striking of the protea flowers) is the national flower of South Africa. It earns its name from it’s striking petals that resemble a colorful crown. The King Protea flower is so revered that South Africa’s national cricket team also adopted its name.
  • Greek Legend: Proteus, son of the Greek God Poseidon, was known for his wisdom, but he was not always eager to share his thoughts and knowledge. It seems Proteus preferred to while away the day sleeping in the summer sun. To avoid detection, he changed his appearance and shape frequently. The protea flower was named after Proteus due its many shapes and colors.

Protea Flower Color Meanings

There are no specific meanings assigned to the colors of protea flowers, but you can tailor a message by using the traditional color meaning of flowers.

  • White – Purity, Honesty, Integrity
  • Red – Love and Passion
  • Yellow – Friendship, Compassion and Trust
  • Pink – Femininity, Motherly Love, Compassion
  • Orange – Cheerfulness, Happiness, Joy and Unlimited Possibilities
  • Green – Harmony and Good Fortune
  • Purple – Royalty,Mystery, Charm and Grace
  • Blue – Peace and Serenity

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Paintings by Danie
in our Gallery

Currently we have "Clashing of horns, "Hunting for hope", "Bushbaby Bella", "Motherhood" and "Ballet in brim light" by Danie available in our Gallery.

If you would like something else, contact us to have your own Danie Marais original painting made.

Clashing of Horns by Danie Marais showing Gemsbokke (Oryx) fighting for dominance
C lashing of horns
Hunting for hope by Danie Marais
Hunting for hope
Ballet in Brim light painting of Ostriches dancing in dusk surrounded by dust with sunlight shining through
Ballet in brim light
Bushbaby Bella by Danie Marais
Bushbaby Bella
Motherhood by Danie Marais