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1957, born in Gauteng, South Africa

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Roelof was born in 1957, and grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg. A painter of figures, city and landscapes, street scenes, boats and harbours, architecture, parks and gardens. Works mainly in oils, but also collage, acrylic and mixed medium

Rossouw has travelled widely and has visited Europe, The British Isles, Middle East, USA, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Zanzibar and The Caribbean (Painting vacations in Italy, France, Ukraine and USA)

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

Employed by the Medical University of Southern Africa as graphic artist and medical illustrator

Started painting seriously on a daily basis

Moved to Robertson, Western Cape Province


Summer Salon exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Sights of Cape Town, a solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Review, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Four Seasons, a solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Constantia Grace, a solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery

People at places of the Cape, a solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Rustic Beauty of the Cape, a solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Social Synergy, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

A total of 34 solo exhibitions at top galleries in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Cheltenham UK and Montreal, Canada

Three-man exhibition at the Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

Numerous group exhibitions in South Africa, London, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Jersey, Galway, Armagh (N. Ireland) San Francisco and Miami

The Sage Group; Anglo-Vaal; Mount Grace Hotel, Magaliesburg;
The Woodburn Mann Art Collection; Rupert International; The Pretoria
Art Museum; Clint Eastwood and many private collections in South Africa
and throughout the world

First prize - Front Cover Competition for Eric Bolsmann's book on Pretoria.

Second Place - American Art Awards 2020 for two of his figurative Impressionist paintings

Roelof Rossouw
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Title: Cat and Moose back packers
Size: 44 x 60 cm
Media: Oil
Price: R 19 800 Framed

Montagu, Bruges and Burgundy

In 1996 I visited Montague for the first time.  This beautiful town, hidden among the Mountains has a romance that has fascinated me since my childhood days in Benoni. Today as I live only 25 minutes away from this historic town I decided it was time I painted the attractive street scenes and surrounding landscape.  I especially focus on the play of sunlight and shade on the Cape Architecture.

Bruges in Belgium was another town I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. In August 2010, my wife, her parents and I explored Bruges for two days. Bruges reminds me a lot of Venice, but far more challenging to paint as there are only one or two canals compared to the hundreds in Venice. Then we headed south to Paris and Burgundy. There I found Chablis the most attractive and paint-able town, largely because of the canal that runs through it. Water, as always, gives that extra life to a painting.

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