Art by johan van der Spuywww.ArtPal.com/johan_vanderspuy
Johan was born on the 23rd of June 1958. After matriculating at the John Orr Technical High school in Johannesburg, he later immigrated to country Victoria in Australia. At university he studies Analytical instruments and work in the analytical instrumentation field for 37 years as an engineer and later as a marketing manager.
He was always drawn to painting as a young boy, but another influences forced him to put that on hold till 2014 when he took up painting at “My art space” in Singapore. Attend London Art College to receive his Landscape diploma. What started as a hobby at first soon became a second career. He has no formal education in arts.
I love to paint landscapes, flowers and lively street scenes. I let my acrylic paint lead me to the next idea, when I start with an idea that I got from photo or plein air I visualize how I see the painting through my eyes and convey my feeling on to the canvas. Many times what started as a specific idea changes to complete different finished painting, I love to study the different color in nature, the greens, browns, and blues and how water changes it color over distance and the shadows play on my mind to show different contrasts.
I try to use every available minute to get behind his canvas and paint.I draws my inspiration from some of the greatest masters the world has known – Van Gogh, Hugo Naude, Adriaan Boshoff , Bob Ross, Stanislav Brusilov and various other artist.