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Feature Artist Bio
Erika Van Zyl - Old Cottage
Erika Van Zyl - Early Sunrise
Erika Van Zyl - Vibrant Morning
Erika Van Zyl - Country Life
Erika Van Zyl - The Barn
Erika Van Zyl - Chickens
Erika Van Zyl - Plaaswerf
Erika Van Zyl - Wash Day at Tamala's Cottages
Erika Van Zyl - Outside Oudtshoorn
Erika Van Zyl - The Road Through Gamkaskloof
Erika Van Zyl - Eensaamheid
Erika Van Zyl - The View
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by South African
landscape painter Erika Van Zyl (born 1969 in South Africa).
Erika van Zyl is an impressionist who works in oils. Her work reflects the fascinating South African landscape. Colour, composition and contrast between lights and darks play an integral role in her paintings.
Erika received a degree in Nursing at Northwest University SA. While she is largely self-taught, she started painting part-time under Olga Hoffman in 1997. She also took workshops with Willie Jacobs. Jennifer McChristian and Dennis Perrin. She has also been conducting art classes and workshops since 2002.
It is Erika’s desire to develop with every painting and embrace every opportunity to learn from other artists. The artist has a great interest in Modern Impressionism and Plein Air Painting. Her early influences include South African Landscape artists Kobus Kotze, Anton Benson, Errol Boyle, and Christiaan Nice. Later influences include Jennifer Mc Christian, John Crump, Dennis Perrin and Colley Whisson.
Erika’s work finds its way into houses locally and abroad. Her work is on display at various Art Galleries, including Crouse Art,
Winelands Art Online Gallery, and Canvas and Cuisine online Art exhibitions. She is a Member of Plein Air South Africa.
She is married to Dewald and they have two children, Divan and Tanya. They stay in Lephalale where they are the owners of Picasso’s Guesthouse. They also own TaMala’s Cottage in Prince Albert.
Selected Exhibitions and Festivals
- ART333 Blaauwklippen - Runner up - 2015
- Crouse Art - KKNK 2015
- Crouse Art - Bushveld Festival 2015
- Crouse Art - Innibos art festival 2014
- Crouse Art - KKNK 2013
- Crouse Art - Bushveld Festival 2012
- Solo exhibition - Bushveld Festival 2011
- Solo exhibition - Limpopo 2005
Erika will be doing life demonstrations at the gallery and her work will be exhibited in 2017 at Innibos art festival, and the Durban festival - Crouse Art.
She will also have a Solo exhibition August 2017 at World Heritage Centre, Pretoria.
June 21, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Erika Van Zyl (Born 1969)
“I strive to capture the unique South African landscape with all its diversity.
I love art, I love the South African landscape with all its vibrance. My biggest challenge is to do a painting where the viewer can ‘feel’ the scene. I will not sign my name until the ‘ lights are on’, until you can feel the houses have been lived in, the roads have been travelled."