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PROFILE

                                                          Full time Impressionist artist since 1995

                                                              A Painter of Romantic Destinations

 

Roelof was born in 1957, and grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg. A painter of figures, city and landscapes, street scenes, boats and harbours, architecture, interiors, portraits, restaurant scenes and gardens. He works mainly in oils, but also in acrylic, mixed media and collage. Roelof has travelled widely (Painting in Italy, France, Ukraine and USA)

 

   PROFILE

  1979-1981    Studied at the Johannesburg School of Art gaining a 

                       National Diploma in Art and Design                 

  1982-1990    Employed by the Medical University of Southern Africa      

                       as graphic artist and medical illustrator

  1992             Started painting seriously on a daily basis

  1995             Successful full-time artist

     

  EXHIBITIONS

  1988-2023    A total of 49 solo exhibitions at top galleries in Johannesburg, 

                        Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Cheltenham and Montreal 

  1999             Three-man exhibition at the Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

  1991-2014    Numerous group exhibitions in South Africa, London,

                        Cheltenham, Glasgow, Jersey, Galway, Armagh (N. Ireland), 

                        Miami and at the Broadway Gallery, New York

 

  ARTWORK IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

  In 2009 three of Rossouw’s oil paintings of South African landscapes featured as props in Clint Eastwood’s     movie ‘’Invictus’’. The Gallery representing his art, confirmed that two of the paintings returned to USA         with Mr. Eastwood.

  AWARDS

  Roelof is a multiple annual winner at the American Art Awards since 2014 ‘’One of the World’s Best Living   Artists in the category: Human Impressionism’’ According to the American Art Awards and judged by 25 of    the top galleries in the USA. 

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