About Paradise Pictures

Paradise Pictures was started by Gavin Welsh and captures the most sought after vistas of South Africa. Transform your surroundings with our colourful collection of breathtaking views, significant cultural heritage sites and wildlife splendor. From turbulent swells at Cape Point to Blouberg’s stunning views of Table Mountain, from flowers in Namaqualand to lazy sunbathers on Clifton’s 4th beach, with Paradise Pictures you’ll be able to take the memories with you – in style!

Paradise Pictures auctions work

Paradise Pictures donated the 150cm X 90cm block mounted scene below, entitled “Timeless”, to the Art with Heart initiative. It was bought for R5000.00 – The money raised going to Heart of Healing.

Our Social Responsibility

You can also join Paradise Pictures as we pledge to make a conscious decision to contribute a share of our sales to this worthy cause – make a difference today!

The Starfish Parable

An old man had a habit of early morning walks on the beach. One day, as he looked along the shore, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. As he came closer he saw that it was a young woman and she was not dancing but was reaching down to the sand, picking up starfish and very gently throwing them into the ocean.
“Young lady,” he asked, “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
“The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I do not throw them in they will die.”
“But young lady, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it? You cannot possibly make a difference.”
The young woman listened politely, paused and then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves, saying:

“It made a big difference to that one.”

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation is the response of a global community of people on a passionate quest to change perspectives, beliefs and ultimately outcomes for the growing number of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa.

The foundation seeks to inspire individuals around the world to take positive action against the tragedy of children orphaned or made vulnerable by this crisis. In the last five years, thousands of people across the globe have embraced the Starfish vision, contributing to the community-based care that we’re now providing for over 34,000 children in South Africa.


Thanks to Mitch Mitchell for his after hours dedication to this venture and to the guys at Africam for their valued support and for believing in our product.