South African Artists Online

SA Artists Online represents a number of top South African artists and markets their art to selected galleries in South Africa as well as abroad.
Galleries who wish to purchase work from these artists are invited to contact us

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South African Masters


A selection of works by South Arican Masters are offered for sale to private buyers and galleries. Rare, exclusive and increasingly valuable, these pieces will appeal not only to discerning collectors, but to all who cherish the great tradition and heritage of South African art. Please contact us for prices.

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Hannetjie de Clercq


Hannetjie de Clerq’s career started at the age of eighteen when she exhibited for the first time. Her work is unique in the South African art sphere and shows a juxtaposition of emotions, of things ancient and modern, strongly sensual, sometimes light-hearted and often tinged with a sense of sadness. Her fascination for the purity of medieval iconography, interconnected with 20th century technology, social realities and the ambiguity of surrealism is obvious.

The preferred media that she works in is tempera and oil on canvas and her inspiration for the special technique she uses in painting comes from frescoes and icons from the middle ages, especially Giotto’s work. She feels that an over- explanation of her work would render it impotent and therefore does not title her paintings. For her, the beauty of art is in the interaction between the viewers with their subjective personal view and a specific painting, allowing specific meaning to be found in the imagery.

Hannetjie de Clercq has been acknowledged as one of South Africa’s top artists by SASOL, resulting in her work forming part of the impressive SASOL art collection. She shares this honour with iconic South African artists like Walter Battis, Maggie Laubser, J H Pierneef, Alexander Rose-Innes and Irma Stern, amongst others.

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Derric van Rensburg


Derric van Rensburg, internationally renowned for his superb impressionist paintings, is widely rated as one of South Africa’s top artists. He is well known for his colourful landscapes, the vineyards of the Western Cape, abstract wildlife and the use of bright acrylic colours in these paintings.

Following humble beginnings, Derric has emerged as one of the true heavyweights of the local and international art scenes. Having always felt a profound connection to the natural environment since early childhood, this versatile and prolific artist draws his inspiration from the abundant beauty found in the African landscape, as well as the rich variety of people, fauna and flora inhabiting it. To the delight of audiences at home and abroad, his broad brush strokes and sometimes abstract visual intensity, coupled with ingenious inpressionist flair, continues to capure the true aesthetic essence of this rugged continent. It all started at the age of ten when he completed his first pencil drawing, and his career later followed the commercial and manufacturing world of the creative arts. He progressed to teaching art before becoming a professional artist in 1986.He has contributed richly to the development of emerging artists in South Africa, not only through teaching art as a profession, but also through numerous workshops and private tutorials across the country.

Derric has exhibited many times in South Africa, Portugal, England, Germany, Italy and Australia, and most of his commissions are placed by multinational corporate clients and a number of South Africa’s finest hotels.

Click here for more info on the new coffee table book celebrating Derric van Rensburg’s art.

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Jan Vermeiren


Jan Vermeiren is an artist whose work bridges two rich and vastly different continents. On the one hand there is his European heritage; on the other is the profound influence of Africa, which has become his home when he moved to South Africa in 1976.

Jan was born in Bornem, Belgium in 1949 and studied art full-time at the Academy St Niklaas, the Academy of Mechelen and the National Hoger Institute in Antwerp. After being invited to teach lithography in 1973 in South Africa, he decided to stay on indefinitely.
Jan was profoundly influenced by the extensive range of colours he found in the local land- and cityscapes, compared to the relative blandness of the European spectrum, Belgium in particular.

His work is an expression not of outer reality, but of the subconscious, and it is this instinctive approach that gives his paintings their dreamlike, spiritual quality. He asks the viewer to react on the same subconscious and spontaneous level, both to the form and content of his work. With his paintings he aims to bring the viewer into the spirit of Africa, thereby encouraging a deeper understanding of the African identity.

Jan Vermeiren’s work can be found in the acclaimed South African Sanlam and SASOL collections, as well as the South African museums in Pretoria, Durban and Bloemfontein. Abroad his work can be found on display in Belgian and Yugoslavian museums.

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Paddy Starling


In 1972 Paddy Starling gave up farming in the robust Eastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe and devoted himself full-time to painting. Today, he is arguably one of South Africa’s most popular and sought after land- and waterscape artists.

As a recent edition of a respected South African art magazine had stated, “ water is the endlessly intriguing focus for his landscapes, particularly the tranquil stretches of river beloved of fly fishermen. Looking at Paddy’s waterscapes you can almost smell the sweet, decaying scent of the river and glimpse the shadow of a trout in the clear brown water." Paddy says he finds the accurate rendition of water fascinating and challenging, not just painting it, but seeing through it, putting the riverbed, the reflections and the flowing movement onto the canvas, all resulting in super-realistic depictions. He personally visits and photographs every scene he intends to paint in order to capture the light, the atmosphere, the surroundings, and the “feel" of the location. This contributes to a Paddy Starling masterpiece every time he puts paint onto canvas.

His works are highly popular with fly fishermen all over the world and his paintings are represented in many galleries in South Africa and abroad. His more than thirty solo exhibitions sold out every time and his commissions range from past State Presidents of South Africa to national and international corporate clients, various prestige hotel groups and local as well as international private collectors.

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Jac Kritzinger


Jac Kritzinger was born in 1976 in South Africa. This talented self-taught photographer is not afraid to experiment; although his lens is primarily drawn to the grandeur and diversity of nature, his images covers a wide range of subject matter, forcing us to look closer at what we percieve as everyday reality. He believes that, as spiritual and essentially visual beings, our world is constantly defined by the ethereal language of light. Every so often this language speaks to us in such a way that it transforms and enhances the reality which we percieve, revealing the brilliance and mystical beauty that resides just beneath the surface. His aim is to embrace and explore these moments.

In striving to capture this purer, almost heightened sense of reality when- and wherever it aims to express itself within daily life, Jac’s mastery of the medium is utilized to full poetic effect. His works are becoming well-known for their stark, dramatic sense of composition, resulting in a kind of clinical, almost mathematical beauty. Taut with symbolism and ever compelling, his images exudes a great sense of serenity; however, the promise of passionate kinetics and dynamic energy is often present within the frame.

He currently resides near Cape Point on the southernmost part of the Cape peninsula. The natural splendour and diversity of this region, dotted with quaint, bohemian villages, serves as a great source of inspiration.

To view more of his work, please visit

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me and my cat350 x 450 mm - tempera on canvasDec 14, 2017
woman with straw hat - A Rose-Innes610 x 460 mm - oil on canvasDec 14, 2017
drie skapies - pieter van der westhuizen500 x 360 mm - pastel on paper - dated 1997Dec 14, 2017
still life with bottle, bowl and flowers pieter van der westhuizen410 x 250 mm mixed media on canvas dated 1979Dec 14, 2017

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