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Derric van Rensburg, internationally known for his superb impressionist
paintings, is widely rated as one of South Africa’s top artists. He is well
known for his colourful landscapes, the vineyards of the Western Cape,
female figures, abstract wildlife and the use of bright acrylic colours in these

Following humble beginnings, Derric has emerged as one of the true
heavyweights of the local and international art scenes. Having always felt a
profound connection to the natural environment since early childhood, this
versatile and prolific artist draws his inspiration from the abundant beauty
found in the African landscape, as well as the rich variety of people, fauna
and flora inhabiting it. To the delight of audiences at home and abroad, his
broad brush strokes and sometimes abstract visual intensity, coupled with
ingenious impressionist flair, continues to capture the true aesthetic essence
of this rugged continent. It all started at the age of ten when he completed
his first pencil drawing, and his career later followed the commercial and
manufacturing world of the creative arts. He progressed to teaching art
before becoming a professional artist in 1986.He has contributed richly to
the development of emerging artists in South Africa, not only through
teaching art as a profession, but also through numerous workshops and
private tutorials across the country.

Derric’s first exhibition was held in 1978 in Cape Town and was sold out
within a few days. Since then he has exhibited many times in South Africa
and also in Portugal, England, Italy, Australia and Germany. Most of his
commissions are placed by multinational corporate clients, which include
First National Bank, South African Airways, Transnet, Liberty Life, Price
Waterhouse Coopers, Reebok, Ernst & Young, Alexander Forbes, BP and
Mobil, as well as a number of South Africa’s best known hotels.

His work is represented by selected top galleries throughout South Africa
and abroad, and many of his paintings hang in homes and major corporate
companies in Australia, England, Singapore, Switzerland, Portugal,
Germany and Italy.
To celebrate his 55th birthday in 2007, a beautiful, full colour coffee table
book of 200 pages containing more than 170 images of Derric’s superb art,
were published.

 Derric van Rensburg said the following about this book: “To have fifty-five
years of one’s life represented in a beautiful book is probably something that
most people would consider an incredible achievement, and so do I. Yet, I
find myself wondering and thinking back on how it all came about. Like
every other person, I have not lived my life in isolation. The various
experiences that are written about and portrayed in this book have shaped
me, the way I see life and fundamentally how I paint”.

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