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Rural Village

Rural Village

Willie Strydom

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The painting evokes a profound sense of resilience intertwined with the toil of rural life. The dusty road and the determined countenances of the depicted figures hint at a journey marked by challenges inherent to agricultural labor. Yet amidst these trials, there emanates a quiet dignity and steadfastness in the posture and demeanor of the individuals.

Strydom's meticulous attention to detail is evident in every stroke of his brush, from the intricately rendered leaves to the palpable sensation of a gentle breeze stirring through the vines, carrying the heady fragrance of ripening grapes. Through his masterful craftsmanship, he not only captures a scene but also encapsulates a feeling—a profound sense of tranquility and harmony with the natural world.

About Artist

Born in Johannesburg in 1951, Willie Strydom loved art and painting from an early age. He would draw, sketch, and paint scenes from his life at primary school. He was convinced his art teacher didn't like him much. "I think it was because I was better than him. I always showed his mistakes to him, and he didn't appreciate that."

He studied Fine Art at the Pretoria Technikon but only started thinking of himself as an artist in his mid-40s after moving to the sub-tropical South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. "After tech, I went to the army, worked at a bank, for the municipality, for a friend doing technical drawings, and for years doing kitchen cupboard installations."

Since selling seven paintings at his first exhibition at Johannesburg's Zoo Lake in 2000, Strydom's colourful interpretations of South African life have found their way into art galleries and private art collections nationwide and abroad.

Although mainly known for his colourful, expressive landscape art portraying the Highveld and Boland regions, Strydom also loves to portray the haphazard architecture of older suburbs like Cape Town's brightly coloured Bo-Kaap. He is also renowned for his beautiful and colourful vineyard paintings. Strydom's work has travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Cyprus, the UK and many more.

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This safe and cost-effective packaging is our preferred packaging option. We'll remove the canvas from the stretcher frame and roll it up into this sturdy and protective cardboard tube for shipping. Upon delivery, simply have the canvas re-stretched at your local framer.FLAT-PACKED / BOXED
We package the artwork on its stretcher frame or in a frame. The artwork is securely bubble-wrapped and packed into a sealed cardboard box. This option offers good protection of your artwork while in-transit, without the additional cost associated with custom-crating.


We build a custom-crate specifically to provide the best protection for your artwork. However, it's also the most costly option. We recommend custom-crates for the transportation of fragile artworks such as sculptures, ceramics and very large painting

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In the unlikely event that you are not entirely satisfied with your art purchase, we offer you additional peace of mind with our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. Our full money back 10 day Return Policy applies for online purchases only. If you feel you need to return your artwork, for whatever reason, you can notify us within 10 (ten) days of your purchase, return the item to us and receive a full refund.

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  • Established in 1987

    Established in 1987

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