Adriaan Boshoff JnrAdriaan Boshoff Jnr – Impressionist South Africa – 1967 – It is a indeed bold endeavour when one chooses to echo the footsteps of a parent and when one’s father is an icon of his time who is critically acclaimed as one of the worlds best it can...Artist Profile
Adriaan Boshoff Jnr
Adriaan Boshoff Snr
Anton LiebenbergMy name is Anton Liebenberg, I was born in Pretoria in 1973. I always had a passion for the creative side in me. Even in primary school I started drawing drawings of cartoon characters.
I went to Afrikaans Boys High and had art as a...Artist Profile
I went to Afrikaans Boys High and had art as a subject from grade 8 till grade 12. I had my first encounter with painting in grade 10, as we had a landscape subject in school, right there and then I noticed my favourite subject is landscapes.
After school attended a few designing courses and ended up in the corporate world as a structural and interior designer for a very famous retail brand. Even through my career I still painted as a hobby and sold pieces to the public.
Today I am a full-time fine art artist 45 years later, and just love to play with colours so that each painting just comes alive in-front of me. My material I used are from photos I took myself or I compile 2 to 3 photos together to make one picture. I also have permission from various professional photographers which send me photos of they work from the Karoo and Western Cape landscape.
I will show you my world through each brushstroke. I currently paint for John West Art galleries who is also my agent to whom I supply directly my art.
Please see some of my work which has been sold through the years.
Bernice LemmerProfessional Visual Artist: Bernice Lemmer
Bernice is a successful and talented visual artist, with extensive experience in creating any kind of Art or crafts. Having the advantage of growing up in a very creative and...Artist Profile
Bernice is a successful and talented visual artist, with extensive experience in creating any kind of Art or crafts. Having the advantage of growing up in a very creative and artistic family, she developed her passion for art at an early age and started sketching and painting at the age of 11. She was also blessed to have had the privilege to explore her creative talents through training in ballet for many years. Her family has always supported her talents and this has motivated her to start a professional career in the arts.
Art Educations: Visual & Fine Arts at Open Windows Art Academy, 1998-1999
Bernice now specializes in the following themes:
Commission & Commercial Artworks:
- Fantasy Art
- Decorative Art
- Modern/ Abstract
- Contemporary Art
- Portraits of all kinds
- Flowers & still lifes
- Large Scale Canvas Art
- Tromp l'oeil / 3D murals
- Children room walls & murals
- “The 3 Graces” Exhibition of 3 Generations – Daughter-Mother-Grandmother 2005 at Private gallery in Moreletapark
- Irene Village Market 2004-2005 and 2016-2017
- Decorex 2010
- Pretoria Skou 2010 & Life painting with well-known artists At Botha, Lute Vink and Andre Vorster for Pretorius Art Dealers
- Aardklop 2010 & Life painting with well-known artists At Botha, Lute Vink and Andre Vorster for Pretorius Art Dealers
- Let's Live Coaching
- Unlimited Events
- Organ and Donor people** at Hospital
- Swimquest Swimming School
- Groentjie Swimming School
- Dr Tooth Little
- And many private homes
- John West Art Galleries
Travels: Bernice's Art has traveled across quite a few borders and is now beautifying homes around the world in Australia, New-Zealand, Switzerland and France Galleries currently stock: Bernice mainly does Commission and Tailormade art & murals and therefore does not have stock out in galleries
Medium preference: Bernice uses various types of mediums including pencil, charcoal, mixed media... she mainly works in acrylics, yet the most favourite medium of all is still oil paints!
Style and preference: Bernice mainly works in detail, due to most of her clients' requests, yet preference and most favourite styles are loose, expressionistic with a contemporary feel to it
Inspiration draw from: Most of her inspiration she draws from being peaceful and centered and appreciating the beauty of Nature. The biggest inspiration of all... the glorious and magnificent omniprence of the Holy Spirit
Other artists admired:
The Old Masters has laid the foundation for us all and Bernice honours them in each brush stroke she paints. Of her favourite Old Masters are Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Manet, Van Gogh, Monet,Cezanne, Klimt, Gauguin, Dali to name but a few
And then of course the current talented Contemporary Artists alive and successful: Lionel Smit, Anton Smit, Johan van Graan, Dimitri Milan, Solly Smook, Akiane Kramarik and many beautiful art seen on Pinterest.
Other interests and creative activities: She loves working with women and people in search to awaken the artist within and facilitates Creative Development Workshops and Retreats, using life coaching, art as therapy and yoga to inspire and motivate those attending
Gordon MunroBorn 1992 East London STUDIED : 2011 – 2013 understudy to artist Paul Munro Formal training in painting SUMMARY BIOGRAPHY: Gordon attended Beaconhurst Primary school, and after moving to Port Elizabeth, Sunridge Primary and matriculated at...Artist Profile
Hannelé ViljoenAs a child, some of my earliest memories somehow related to creating something. From sewing to painting, I have been making things most of my life. I studied law, and throughout my career, art was my escape from the concrete world, where I could...Artist Profile
Jana Du ToitBorn in 1945 in Moreesburg, Western Cape. Jana is one of South Africa's favourate self taught artists. Her pervasive designs and Autumn colours changes any room into a work of art. At age 72, she is on the verge of acclaiming old master status with...Artist Profile
Jana Du Toit
Jean AbrieJean Abrie, South African Artist. Profile of the artist: The Southern African wilderness has been the subject of Jean’s work since his career started more than 30 years ago. His love for the African continent, its people and wildlife, developed...Artist Profile
Jennefer AnnI was born in Salisbury, the Capital town in Rhodesia now known as Zimbabwe. My parents are Dutch and they moved to Rhodesia in their early 20s. Already as a little child in school I loved and practiced art. When I was in primary school I entered my...Artist Profile
Art has always run in my family my mother (Dieuwie Holthuysen) did a lot of pencil drawings and my father (Pieter Holthuysen) painted amazing cartoon characters in watercolor in their youth. My father took early retirement to pursue his art fulltime and teach my mom more about art. My parents eventually got their own little studio and gallery at home and became very successful artist in Zimbabwe. During this time I watchedmy parents practice their art to pick up tips and advice wherever I could. My parents exhibited their art all over the country and when I was 18 we decided to do our first family art exhibition, which was held at the Standard Bank Arena in Harare, Zimbabwe which was a great success.
After school I got married and moved to South Africa and worked as a secretary for a few years and had 3 childrenand thus never really pursued my art seriously for many years. My husband was a pilot so we moved to different places over the years including Mauritius and Dubai.
I moved back to South Africa after my marriage didn’t work out and relied on my art which was my main means of income to support and provide for my children on my own.
I started painting birds and wildlife, both in oils and watercolor/acrylic along with fabric art in the form of hand-painted placemats, table runners and wall hangings which I started to sell at a Friday night market in a little place called wilderness, Western Cape on the Garden Route. I was very inspired by another artist Peter Swart who helped me to build up confidence in my work. I then started selling my artworks at other markets in including the Scarab in Sedgefield, Western Cape and the Grahamstown National Arts Festival where I met my husband. After exhibiting at the Grahamstown National Art Festival for 8 years I now just work from our lovely home in Chintsa East, Eastern Cape in my little studio where I am kept very busy painting for both local and overseas markets.
My husband and I love to travel around our country and we are both photographers and I use our photographs for my art material.
I am very passionate about animals and I love to donate my paintings to charity projects to help children and animals in need. End of August 2016, I won the Best of the Show on behalf of the National Anti-Vivisection Society in the USA for their Art for Animals competition with my painting called “Special Moments”.
Lynette BarnardStudied art with ceramic design as my main focus. Lynette started to paint more seriously in 1988. “I use to be inspired” by the freedom feeling of Father Claerhouts work. “I called mine “Beginhoute” and have been working since then in all medias...Artist Profile
Nasser ZadehThe painting in N. Zadeh's most recent body of work are distinctly impressionistic in nature, capturing a sense of the emotive experience of being in the location portrayed and emphasizing the play of light at a specific time of day. While N. Zadeh...Artist Profile
Paul MunroBorn in Cape Town, South Africa 12 March 1959. Matriculated at Thorton High Studied Commercial Art Diploma 1978 – 1981 I.C.S. Under the guidance and teachings of his father, Gordon Munro – an amateur artist, Paul started painting and drawing from...Artist Profile
Petro NealIn her life-time love for art eventually resulted in her enrolling at Pieter Millard Art School. Her love for art led her further afield when she participated in a sculpturing course with Charles Gothard. The two mediums complimented one another...Artist Profile
Pieter van HeerdenI was born and raised in Gauteng, South Africa. After completing my military service, I entered the business world, and a few years later I studied theology. At the age of approximately 40, I painted on canvas for the first time. Immediately this...Artist Profile
Pieter van Heerden
In the early stages as an artist my family had to adjust our new lifestyle. If I was going to be a professional artist, we had to plan our budget and cut expenses to the maximum to be able to survive. We had to move to a farming area where we were able to get cheaper accommodation. It was not easy in the beginning but also a big relief to have so little expenses.
On the farm I could give all my attention to my art. Well known artists became my friends, from whom I’ve received a lot of encouragement, advise and ideas to help improve my work. Every day was spent painting and trying different painting techniques.
A few years later my name was known in the industry and sales increased. I’ve approached the local as well as the international market via the internet, and that helped me to expand my clientele. Now I have paintings in private collections in Europe, America, and Australia, as well as South Africa of course.
Pieter van Heerden.
Renier OosthuizenI was born in the early 60’s with the love for art in all it’s forms.
My favourite pastime as a child used to be sketching and painting. My arty and inquisitive mind led me to create works from anything I could lay my hands on. After...Artist Profile
My favourite pastime as a child used to be sketching and painting. My arty and inquisitive mind led me to create works from anything I could lay my hands on. After Art School I joined the S.A. Air Force as a chef. During this time I discovered my ability for composing music and playing the piano. The next 20 years of my life were spent on fashion designing and interior decorating. Thus began my next journey which was steered towards creating beautiful artwork with form, line and texture.
After deciding to settle in the tranquil village of Haenertsburg on the escarpment in Limpopo, where the beauty of nature also enhanced my passion for art, I decided to seriously consider my paint brushes.
Inspiration in abundance is drawn from the beautiful surroundings in which I am privileged to live.
My ability to capture the essence of Africa by painting ethnic pots with a modern edge helped me to establish my position in the Art world.
I have moved into a new dimension where I use colour and form more expressively and freely – also moving from acrylic to oils. Expressionism is my current forte.
My aim is to create artwork that brings joy to whom so ever owns it.
Roelof RossouwI was born in Benoni, South Africa in 1957. My parents took me to every airshow and at the age of four I knew all the aircraft and made drawings of them. Aircraft and flight was my first passion then came comic heros like Tarzan, Cisco Kid, Flash...Artist Profile
At the age of sixteen our family of six moved to Kathu in Northern Cape Provence. I completed my last three school years at Kimberley Boy's High. When I was seventeen my art teacher took us on an European Art Tour and I fell in love with Europe and travel. Between 1995 and 2008 I have visited a foreign country every year mainly England and Europe. Some years my overseas trips become well planned painting vacations. I have painted in Italy, Kiev, France and USA.
After school I spent two years doing my military service in Potchefstroom. During one parade we were asked who wanted to go to ''Art School'' and I raised my hand. So after basic training I found myself at The Artillery School, not art school. Ironically I became the regiment's artist after I failed the officer's course. My talent afforded me many privileges and comforts and I became the second in command's right hand man. I did general art projects and also oil paintings for the mess (dinning hall).
Three years at Wits Tecnikon followed where I gained a National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design). During these years I realized just how little I knew about art and that raw talent was just not enough. Today I'm grateful for the discipline I gained there. I was introduced to examples of the world's best illustrators and their techniques inspired me very much. After college I painted in acrylic but soon returned to my favourite medium of oil.
In April 1982, I started my first and last salary job working for MEDUNSA (Medical University of Southern Africa) as a graphic artist and medical illustrator. During this time I discovered modern impressionistic painters such as Ken Howard and Bernard Dunstan of England and Max Agostini of France. I began studying their wonderful work which appeared in art magazines. I dreamed of the day that I could paint as loosely as they. That dream was fulfilled about twenty years later.
Other artists that continue to inspire me are: Van Gogh, Monet, John Singer Sargent and Sorrolla. Pierneef and Hugo Naude, Gregoire, Terence McCaw and Adrian Boshof of South Africa to name a few old masters. Wolf Kahn, Richard Schmid and Everett Raymond Kinstler of USA. Norman Long, Aldo Balding and Edward Seago of England. Vietnamese artist Quang Ho is my current favourite.
Stan PolsonStan Polson was born in 1971...(a good cultivar), growing up with parents that love life...and everything it has to offer.Stan discovered his love of art and creating at the young age of 4 ,rather drawing than playing outside.....although a fair...Artist Profile
Walter Fumani MalulekeWalter fumani maluleke, born 1991 in Limpopo province at a village called Thomo under Giyani Municipality in Mopani district to a broader. Maluleke started arts at a very young age when he was in grade 3 in 2003 at Thomo primary School. He had been...Artist Profile
Walter Fumani Maluleke
As a passionate visual artist, He participated at murals painting at his community crèche called Ma E’no early learning centre in 2012/06/10. He then enrolled with (TNC) Tshwane TVET North College for a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design in 2015/01/02- 2016/23/06 after his matric.
He was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Department of Art and Culture, for assisting with realization of youth goals at Ekurhuleni performing Art competitions in 2016/19/03.
Since then Maluleke has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and the body of his works were able to expose his work to other parts of the country and South Africa at large by interpreting and communicating Africans struggle through visual arts