Our South African Artists
Morine was born in the town of White River, which is situated adjacent to the world renowned game reserve, The Kruger National Park in South Africa. At the age of 18 she married a farmer from Zimbabwe. In 1978 they moved to Nelspruit, SA. After the death of her late husband in 1994, Morine gave up her career at the Institute of Scientific Research and chose to set up her own business as a consultant to the South African government. It was while working on a “Working Water Project” in the Kruger National Park, that her interest with wildlife portrayal flared and she spent many happy hours doing pastel drawings of them.
Kalle was born 1936 in Cologne, Germany. He earned a Masters Degree of Art, Werkkunstschule, Munster, Germany in 1959. Kalle presented 36 one-man Art Exhibitions in numerous nations. The Reimers have resided in South Africa since 1961. He works in all mediums, but he is currently concentrating on wildlife in water colors. His past works include many landscapes of Africa. Kalle won numerous international awards for his work. He was art director for Twentieth Century Fox, South Africa and was involved in many International films.
Alan’s career as a wildlife artist commenced in 1984 when he was commissioned to produce wildlife paintings for a calendar. The artist has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous international wildlife exhibitions where his paintings were exhibited with the works of world-renowned artists such as Raymond Harris-Ching (New Zealand), Keith Joubert (South Africa), Kim Donaldson (South Africa) and Paul Bosman (USA). His first solo exhibition in 1987 was opened by well-known South African conservationist Clive Walker. Alan has completed numerous major commissions, including a life-size bronze sculpture of two gemsbok (Oryx) for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Peace Parks) between South Africa and Botswana. Visit this artist at www.alanainslie.com
Tony is a self taught artist of the highest degree. He is now working and residing in Pringle Bay, South Africa. His acrylic works on canvas are world recognized, many pieces having been sold in “Christies of London”. His accurate portrayal of elephants is unsurpassed in South Africa. Visit this artist at www.TonyRibton.co.za
Dirk van Wyk
Under the African sun in Kitwe, Zambia, Dirk was born in 1953 from South African stock. He returned to his roots - South Africa - in 1963 with his parents as naturalized citizens.
In 1978, Dirk became a professional painter – a dream come true. Soon thereafter he passed through the beautiful town of George, South Africa in the heart of the “Garden Route” and fell in love with its luscious scenery, and moved there in 1981.
This versatile artist expresses his art in various mediums, including pencil, pastels, watercolor, charcoal, oil paint, resin and bronze. The global demand for his oil paintings and bronzes form the major part of his work.
We inform you with sadness that Dirk has died on March 4th 2010. Please address any inquiries to his widow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marjolein Erasmus (duToit):- Marjolein is a passionate wildlife artist, born in South Africa in 1974. Marjolein specializes in realistic, clear and precise pastel portraits of South Africa’s rich animal heritage. As a dedicated horse owner and rider, she uses her free time and talents to draw fellow competitor’s horses with a beauty that can only come from truly understanding and loving the horse.
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