The art and oil paintings of Cape Town artist
Simonette van Oudtshoorn


I see life in vibrant colour. We have been blessed to live on this earth and leave a bit of ourselves behind, I wish to always do this in colour. My aim is to portray this in my paintings. I want my paintings to make people happy and make them realise that no matter what, seasons change and flowers always bloom again, colour always outshines!!!

I love to paint, my style is naïve impressionistic and sometimes playful. We should all be children at heart. I was always far too serious about life and myself, I would like my inner child to come out. I have had no formal training but have been attending weekly art classes for a few years, it's always nice to share your experiences with liked minded people. Marietje du Toit has taught me much and helped me to be more bold and daring with my work. We work very well together and thus the birth of Painted Canvas.

I do not not conform to any art standard and enjoy working impasto, with bold brush strokes, palette knife and even using my fingers. I believe that life has so many rules that need to be adhered to that my art should be all about fun and the beauty of God's bright colourful creation.

Cape Town Artist Simonette

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Steve Jobs

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