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Deon van Heerden - South African Artist

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south african artist Deon van Heerden

south african artist Deon van Heerden

south african artist Deon van Heerden

Media - Oil Paintings
Phone - 27 82 854 4983
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I was born in 1963 in the beautiful Somerset-West in the Western Cape. In the early seventies we relocated to the Transvaal ( Now called Gauteng). In 1973 we moved back to Cape town for a period of 2 years due to my dad's work situation. Unfortunately we had to return to the Transvaal and this is where I still find myself today - although I long for the Cape often and maybe one day I will find myself back there in my Fisherman's Cottage by the sea.

I matriculated in 1981 through Grace and then studied at the Rands Afrikaanse University with main subject being Psychology, Philosophy and Theology. In 1986 my Army life started till 1988 and then I went into full time ministry which lasted till 1994.

In 1995 I did a simple oil painting class under Deon van Rensburg and painted my first Oil Painting - a Picture of a Flower Vendor in the streets of an Imaginary City somewhere.

After this, I stopped painting for 15 years, and through circumstances, a loving Wife and Kids who, with various subtleties, motivated me back to Painting in 2011. And within a couple of months I have met the most beautiful people, who became the words of my life's' song and the drive behind painting.

I have found Focus, Hope, Healing, Perspective and Balance through painting. I now know that in God's Painting of my Life, there are many a shaded area, many colours of laughter, greys of tears, light blending strokes of disappointments , and many palette plastered colours of love and care. The final touches is still daily applied by my Loving Father, His Son Jesus and His tender Voice of Truth-the Holy Spirit - spoken into me and daily renewing me.

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