About The South African Artist Rudi Carstens
Phillipians 4:13 - " I can do everything through him who gives me strength "
By setting up this website
I am now able to offer you my high quality original oil paintings at extremely
reduced rates. When you buy paintings from this website you buy
directly from me and there is no art galleries or art agents involved.
Traditionally paintings are sold through galleries or art agents
and they take a high percentage of the sale as commission. To
cover this expense an artist has to work this into the asking
price for a painting. Through this website I bypass any middle
man and therefore cut this unnecessary expense, enabling you to
buy my paintings at greatly reduced rates. You can buy my original
oil paintings from almost anywhere as we ship oil paintings to
most places in the world.
I am currently situated in Johannesburg, South
Africa. After completing a Commercial Art Diploma I enrolled at
The University of South Africa and completed my Bachelor of Arts
in Fine Arts degree in 2002. I have always loved painting and
naturally specialized in painting during my studies. My preferred
medium is oil paint as I love the texture and expressiveness which
painting in oil allows.
My favoured subject matter is all of God's creation.
I do not have much interest in painting man-made objects but prefer
rather to try and capture some of the glory of God's creation
through my oil paintings. My preferred subject matter include
portraits of people, wildlife paintings, floral paintings and
landscapes. God is the inspiration for my art work. See oil paintings of Nelson Mandela and oil paintings of flowers.
My African wildlife paintings deal with wildlife animals
in a more intimate and emotional way than conventional wildlife
art. Generally the landscape is not given much attention but what
is important to me as a wildlife artist is the actual animal that
I am painting. I paint wildlife similar to the way I would do
a portrait painting by trying to capture some of the personality
of the animal within the painting. In fact I am more inclined
to refer to my paintings of wildlife as wildlife portraits than
wildlife paintings. Through my wildlife paintings I am also trying
to convey a positive image of Africa and thereby encourage people
from all over the world to visit this beautiful continent. Click
here to see the available African wildlife paintings.
Please have a look at my Paintings
Gallery and contact me if you are
interested in buying a painting.