Wallace Hulley

Wallace Hulley

About the Artist

Born: 1928 - Western Cape, South Africa

Wallace Hulley is largely a self-taught South African artist, who moved into watercolour and oils from a career as a lithographic printer.

A keen sense of observation coupled with a sense of dedication carried him through a haphazard learning curve of trial and error with both his oils (very textural and impasto) and the delicate wet technique used with his watercolours.

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Style & Format

Wallace Hulley is magnificent in his watercolours – he actually draws with his brush! A question often asked is “How long does Mr. Hulley take to do his watercolours?” Answer – 10 minutes and forty-five years!

What is truly captivating about Wallace Hulley’s South African watercolours is the attitude of the subjects chosen – whether it be the donkey carts or his favourite Xhosa ladies, you can actually feel that you know them and have seen them before in natural surroundings.

As you look at the total composition created by this South African artist, you find your eye making up the detail which is actually not there but ought to be there, thereby putting yourself into the picture and completing the composition.

Wallace Hulley is a private individualist who is happy to teach and share his knowledge with serious pupils.


He has had many solo and group exhibitions but now sells his South African artwork to selected galleries both within South Africa and the U.S.A.

South African watercolours created by Hulley have been collected by individuals and corporations throughout the world.

Browse through Wallace Hulley’s South African watercolours now, then contact Fine Art Portfolio on +27 (0)21 433 0908 or info@fineartportfolio.co.za to buy or commission work by this South African artist.