Bold and bright, filled with rich colouration, Willie Strydom’s paintings celebrate his expressive talent for the portrayal of majestic Boland wineland and Klein Karoo mountain scenes, vineyards and coastal scenes, and even his love of the haphazard architecture of the Cape Malay Bo Kaap and old District Six.
His colourful interpretations of life have found their way into galleries and in private collections across South Africa and abroad.
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The first evidence of any artistic inclination came in Willie's primary school, when he drew anything that tickled his fancy. Art was one of Willie’s subjects in High School, and his first oil painting – a dog resting on a sofa - still hangs in his mother’s room.
After matriculating, he attended art school at Pretoria Technikon, where he studied graphic design and Fine Arts. He was then did his national service before beginning a career as a drawing officer at an engineering firm. During this period, Willie still painted the odd landscape. Willie later moved to the South Coast where he started a kitchen and built-in cupboard factory with his brother. Fifteen years later, Willie finally decided to concentrate on his talent and started painting full time. After this decision, he has become more at peace within himself.
Willie Strydom has displayed the determination of a man that knows his goal in life, and how he will get there. This South African artist’s most recent works have been acrylic on canvas, and Willie loves the vibrant colour this versatile medium gives him. His colourful interpretations of life have found their way into art galleries and in private art collections across South Africa and abroad.
Although mainly known for his colourful expressive landscape art portraying of the Highveld and Boland regions, Willie also loves to portray the haphazard architecture of the Cape Malay quarters and older suburbs.
Please contact us should you be interested in commissioning this artist.