Size: 14.57"W x 9.84"H x 0.79"D
Year Created: 2017
Oil on stretched canvas and can be hung as is.Good quality paints were used as well as a palette knife.
The warmth and cheerfulness of his landscapes , coastal and street scenes are true to Louis vibrant personality and nature is evident in his liberal use of colors. He loves painting at home in his studio where Louis prefers to use images more as reference points. Louis has the ability to give his impression of an area or scene without even referencing a picture. Very few artists can approach a blank canvas with such creative style. This impressionistic technique allows him to paint from the eyes of his soul and maybe this is why there is such emotion in his work. Louis mostly works with professional oils on stretched canvas but when his art needs to be sent all over the world, it is rolled and shipped in a postal tube.
My name is Louis Pretorius. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. Louis Pretorius was born in Middelburg in the Karoo and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He became a teacher in 1966 and started his art in 1971. For more than 30 years he has had many exhibitions in South Africa.Louis Pretorius is married to Emmie and since 1990 resides in Melkbosstrand. Louis has always found soul food in being creative - especially painting, which inspiration was strengthened when he spent some time to tour Europe and the Greek islands. Spending time in the museums and art galleries contributed to this ambition. He loves painting landscapes and is concerned with Man's abuse of Our World, so endeavour to capture the beauty of nature through his paintings. "Art is the best way to escape without leaving home....