Artist dad- 52 years behind the easel!

Kobus – The dad:

Not only is my dad an amazing artist, but he is also a number 1 dad! 

My dad – enjoying us as kids, my sister on the left is not with us anymore and when this photo was taken, my “baby” brother was still not in the “picture”. 

Kobus- The Artist: 

Kobus is a well-established artist and well known in art circles.

Kobus Kotzés passionate love for capturing landscapes is very much the essence of his inspiration. Kobus studied agriculture and on his farm in the Eastern-Cape, he recorded a barrage of ideas during the day and spent the evenings in his studio expressing it on canvas.

Kobus has been painting since 1967 and with all the years of experience, he developed a unique sense for mixing and using colors.

Kobus Kotze, many moons ago, still a young artist.

Kobus held his first solo exhibition in 1971, and many other exhibitions followed. In 1990 Kobus became a full-time artist.

 

Kobus Kotze behind his easel

 

50x72cm R31500

50x72cm R31500

One of the exceptional qualities in his work is his ability to make the sky look exciting, real and radiant.

“I thank you, God, for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.”  E. Cummings

“He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist”  St Fransis 

Still life painting 15x30cm

Still life painting 15x30cm

 

Kobus - the artist, my dad

Kobus – the artist, my dad

At the age of almost 82, he is still going strong and enjoys painting as much as ever.

Visit Kotze Art Gallery to buy a painting that will surely be a great investment for you or indulge in my parents’ art on their FB page:  Kobus and Joe Kotze Art

Black and white landscape

Black and white landscape

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Mariaan, hierdie is diep diep spesiaal. Ek lees dit en ek wonder hoe hy moes leef sodat sy kinders vir hom so lief is. Ek hoop ek kan dit ook regkry eendag. JS

    • Hey Jacobus.
      Dankie vir hierdie mooi comment, glo my, net die feit dat jy wonder oor sulke dinge wys dat jy “aware” genoeg in “in touch” is en dat jy ‘n amazing pa alreeds is, ook die bietjie wat ek al beleef het so op ‘n afstand bevestig dit. Liefde

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