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"Chapel on a Hill, Hemel en Aarde"
Feature Artist Bio
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO (see above)
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by South African
landscape painter Roelof Rossouw (born 1957, in Johannesburg, South Africa).
An Impressionist oil painter of romantic destinations around the world, Roelof has traveled widely, visiting France, Brussels, Spain, Istanbul, Ukraine, Greece, Italy, Austria, Holland, Egypt, Dubai, Israel, England, Scotland, Ireland, USA, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Zanzibar, and The Caribbean.
He grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg, where he started drawing aircraft at the age of four and painted his first oil at the age of fourteen.
He started painting in oil at the age of 14. Roelof studied Graphic Design in Johannesburg, earning a National Diploma.
From 1982-1990 he worked as a graphic artist and medical illustrator. He started painting on a daily basis in 1992. In
1994 his work was accepted by a popular gallery in Johannesburg and has shown his paintings in solo exhibitions every year since, selling to top-brass clients. Since 1995 Roelof has worked from home full-time and independently.
Roelof works mainly in oils, but also in collage, acrylic, pastel and mixed medium. He loves painting landscapes, vineyards, harbours, street scenes, parks, gardens, private homes and farms, interiors, figures, portraits and children.
- 1988-2017 40 solo exhibitions to date, locally and internationally.
- 1999 Three-man at the Gate House Gallery, Glasgow
- 1991-2007 Group exhibitions in South Africa, London, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Jersey, Galway, Amargh, San Francisco, Miami and New York.
The Woodburn Mann Art Collection
The Pretoria Art Museum
The Sage Group;
Clint Eastwood and many private collections in South Africa and internationally.
First Prize - Front Cover Competition of Eric Bolsmans' book on Pretoria Illustrated.
First, Second and Third place in the 2014 American Art Awards in the category Human Impressionism.
October 31, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Roelof Rossouw (Born 1957)
"Painting for me is all about capturing the effect of sunlight and the juxtaposition of colour and tone. I simply want to delight the visual senses and therefore subject matter is merely a tool I use.”