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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Beautiful art by other artists


This is a selection of beautiful art by less known South African artists, which we feel will enhance the homes, offices or other open spaces, when it is displayed there. Browse through these and you will probably find something here that you have not seen in an art gallery yet.

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red poppy field - 900 x 600 mm - acrylic on canvasSep 13, 2023
blue by you - Hannetjie de Clercq1200 x 900 (excluding frame) - oil on canvas - not framedSep 06, 2023
stillewe met vis - Hennie niemann snr400 x 510 mm (excluding frame) - oil on board - framedSep 06, 2023
swartland plaas - Pieter van der westhuizen520 x 370 mm (excluding frame) - pastel on paper - framedSep 06, 2023

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plaaspad - Pieter van der Westhuizen280 x 240 mm - pastel on paper - signed 1994 SOLD
my baby - Frans Claerhout410 x 590 mm - mixed media - SOLD
swartland plaas - Pieter van der westhuizen520 x 370 mm (excluding frame) - pastel on paper - framed
many faces - Pieter van der Westhuizen240 x 220 mm (excluding frame) - etching- framed