The walls are filling…

I had the good fortune to be commissioned to paint seven huge canvasses for a hotel restaurant in Cape Town. I started working on the first drafts at the end of September 2013 and currently […]

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'el shaddai'

El Shaddai

Oil on Canvas | SOLD Size: 90 x 120cm This was the second collaboration of this magnitude and successfully completed in 2013. It all started with the clients description of a vision. We discussed the […]

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'the eye'

The Eye

This was the first collaboration, with the client as a partner in the conceptualization and creative process.

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A close up showing detail of the painting Butcher Birds

The Butcher Birds

It was once again, as was the case in similar collaborations in the past, a very rewarding and fulfilling experience for parties involved. The client had the opportunity to both plant the initial seed of […]

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The Seventh Veil

This is the seventh and last canvas in the series. I had already been working on the other six for months while this one remained ominously blank. I left this one for last for two […]

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Color revolution.

I entirely failed to update this blog as frequently as I intended, when I launched it a few months ago. The reasons can be explained here but that will make an extremely boring post and […]

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Crisp foreground

The human eye has a great time absorbing our beautiful world, day after day, from first light to dark. Almost without tire, the eye patiently follows lines, and shapes; it jumps from color to patch […]

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