Roelof Rossouw

Keukenhof Glory. Oil on Belgian canvas. 46x46cm. R9800
PJ’s Superette no 2 Elim. 30x40cm. Framed. Oil on Wood panel. R7900
Red Mountain. 56x76cm. oil on Belgian canvas. Framed. R19000
Old Railway track, Caledon. 45x61cm. Oil on Belgian Canvas. Frame free due to damage. R12500
Wild Lily Pond Overberg. 45x61cm. Oil on Belgian canvas. R12500
Landscape near Greyton. 30x40cm. Oil on wood panel. R7900
Penguin Sanctuary Betty’s Bay. 30x40cm. Oil on canvas. R7900
Lady in a White Dress. 91x91cm. Oil and Acrylic on blocked canvas. R33000
Abandoned Factory. Acrylic and oil on Polyester canvas 50x70cm R19000


Girl on bed with a good book. 91x76cm. Blocked canvas. Acrylic and Oil. R29000

Golden sun set, Overberg.  66 x 91 cotton duck canvas/Acrylic 24500

ROELOF ROSSOUW

“Early in 2009 a film agency walked into the Cape Gallery in Cape Town and hired three of my oil paintings. These landscapes of Robertson, Swellendam and Paarl would feature as props in Clint Eastwood’s latest movie ‘’Invictus’’ . When director Clint Eastwood arrived on the set and saw the paintings he was so impressed that he gave instruction to his agents to buy two of the paintings for his personal collection.”

In a world where many are jostling for recognition, the leisure to look at the neighbourhood is refreshing. Rossouw’s paintings are a friendly gesture; the artist invites the viewer to join him in the stroll up a country lane, through a garden park or street and enjoy the fine views.  It is possible to admire the fine architecture of an historic monument, an old wine farm.  Or participate as voyeur on a trip in another land.  Mood changes as the light fluctuates. There is an opportunity to savoir the scene in the bright high key colours of the artist’s palette. (Gail Dorje)

Roelof Rossouw was born in 1957 in the town Benoni.  As a child he had a passion for comic heroes like Tarzan, Cisco Kid, Flash Gordon and Tintin which, with the artists of the sixties, inspired him to draw his own comics. Already at the age of fourteen Roelof started making oil paintings of landscapes and portraits. When he was seventeen, a European art tour opened the doors for his vision to pursue art and travel. He gained a National Diploma in Arts and Design at Wits Technicon that taught him the value of training and not only relying on his raw talent. In April 1882, whilst working for MEDUNSA as a graphic artist and medical illustrator, he discovered modern impressionistic artists such as Ken Howard, Bernard Dunstan, Max Agostini and admired their loose style in painting. Twenty years later, with the inspiration of other artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Sorrolla, Pierneef and Hugo Naudé to name a few, Rossouw succeeded to move away from the tight style of a graphic artist to the painterly, loose style of impressionism, adding his masterly use of light and shade. Rossouw has since established himself as one of South Africa’s foremost impressionist painters and has many solo exhibitions and awards both locally and abroad credited to his name. In 2014 he received the first, second and third prize in the American Art Awards for Human Impressionism.

EXHIBITIONS

1988-2017    A total of 40 solo exhibitions at top galleries in Johannesburg,Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Cheltenham UK.

1999            Three-man exhibition at the Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

1991-2015   Numerous group exhibitions in South Africa, London, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Jersey, Galway, Armagh (N. Ireland)

Montreal, San Francisco and Miami. 

  PROFILE

1979-1981    Studied at the Johannesburg School of Art gaining a National Diploma in Art and Design

1982-1990    Employed by the Medical University of Southern Africa s graphic artist and medical illustrator

1992             Started painting seriously on a daily basis

REPRESENTED

Mount Grace Hotel, The Woodburn Mann Art Collection; Rupert International; The Clough Collection; The Pretoria Art Museum, Clint  Eastwood and many private collections in South Africa and Abroad.

AWARDS

First prize for Eric Bolsman Book cover competition. First, second and third place in the 2014 American Art Awards for ‘’Human Impressionism’’South Africa’s Roelof Rossouw Takes Top American Art Awards Honors In Human Impressionism.

Golden Vineyard, Boland  SOLD 30 x 40cm w F                         R 9 000     

  Sunset, Jonkershoek 61 x 81cm cd  SOLD     R 24 500

Filling Station under Full Moon SOLD 45 x 61 cd   R 17 500

Jonkershoek Pieke SOLD                   R 9 000

Golden Vineyards, Swartland SOLD       40 x 50cm w  F       R 12 000

A Cape Lily Pond  SOLD           25 x 35cm w F          R 7 800     

 The Onion Field  SOLD                 46 x 66cm cd F                     R 19 500

Cocktail Hour, Camp’s Bay66x91cm Acrylic and oil on cotton duck canvas. R29000 Sold
Flowers in the Sun no 5. Oil on Belgian canvas. 46x46cm. R9800 SOLD.
PJ’s Superette no 1 Elim. 45x61cm. Framed. Oil on Belgian canvas. R12000 SOLD
The Exit. 56x76cm Oil on cotton duck canvas R24500 SOLD
Abandoned Factory Office No.2 50x70cm Oil on canvas R19000 SOLD

Ballerina sitting on steps.  101 x 76cm Blocked canvas.Acrylic and Oil R37000 SOLD

Dawn breaks, Hout bay.  66 x 91cm  cotton duck canvas  R 27500 SOLD

Abandoned Factory Office. 61x91cm. Oil on canvas. R29000 . SOLD
Roelof Rossouw ‘Lockdown in Paris’ 80x80cm Blocked canvas/ Arylic and Oil R24000 SOLD