Small Blue House by Hein v. d. Merwe, South African Artist.
29.5 x 29.5 cm.
Oil on board.
Hein van der Merwe (62) is a professional South African artist based in Somerset West (near Cape Town), South Africa and has been painting for 40 years. His art is currently being marketed world-wide and forms part of several overseas collections in various countries including UK, Belgium, France, Australia, and Canada.
He has also studied pottery and wood carving where his main stimulus was derived from African art and Folk art. In 1998, he completed a graphic novel, "The Amazing Adventures of Tom Strak in: The Humming Key", which was intended for the Asterix and Tin Tin market. His posters are available for pdf download online under the name Lorek Smith. He hopes to one day complete a painting from start to finish without interruption.
Further aspirations and leanings include to do more abstract paintings, abstract expressionism, Art Brut, colour-field painting, fauvism, hard-edge painting, illusionism, mixed media, Op Art, pointillism, pop art, post-impressionism, more primitivist work, surrealism, stylisation, symbolism, tachisme as well as abstract woodcarving and scupltures and is always on the lookout for strange objects with the intention of creating some found object masterpiece.