Lize van der Walt South African Artist –
Contemporary Art – Richly Textured, Expressionistic Works
Lize van der Walt was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and matriculated in Johannesburg at Helpmekaar Girls High School and received 96% for her art practical exam.
In 1986 she obtained a National Diploma in Graphic Design at Witwaterstrand Technicon, and worked in Graphic Design for 3 years, and then started her own design studio in Auckland park called ‘Team Design’.
In 1991 Lize immigrated to London, UK where she took a break from her art career and worked as an aerobic instructor and personal trainer. She also joined the TV series ‘Gladiators’ for London weekend television. Unfortunately she got an injury during the first season and her career as a famous Gladiator ended.
In 2003 she returned to her home country, South Africa.
Available Art for Sale
Contemporary Art, specialising in semi-abstract/realistic art
In September 2015 she collaborated with three local artists, and they opened The Art Gallery, Hermanus. It was a dream come true, as she always wanted her own gallery.
Lize is a contemporary artist and specialises in semi-abstract and semi-realistic paintings, she also enjoys portraiture art. Recently her paintings have become more expressionistic, with rich textures, multiple layers, poured paint and brush and palette knife marks, painting on canvas in acrylic and oil.
All her works are created in her studio at home where her focus is painting and spending time with her son, Michael.
Lize’s paintings have a defined signature, and a viewer will recognise her distinct style, her inspiration is derived from her immediate surroundings and her current emotional journey. Her approach is to draw people in and invite them to experience emotional and spiritual feelings of the soul, not just the image itself.
The subject matter might be real and existing i.e. ‘Grotto Beach’ but the viewer will almost always find them selves on a journey. The light draws you into the scene bringing forth the viewers own spiritual ending.
Lize’s influences and inspiration come from Turner and Pollock.
lize van der Walt
2000 – 1st Solo exhibition: London Gallery 500 Kings Road
2003 – Solo exhibition: Rossouw Modern in Cape Town, South Africa
2004 – Solo exhibition: Onrus Gallery, South Africa
2004 – Solo exhibition: Rossouw Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2005 – Solo Private Collection: Sandbaai Country House, Hermanus, South Africa
2005 – Solo exhibition: Mission House Gallery, Onrus, South Africa
2006 – Group exhibition, Fresh Talent: Alice Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2006 – Solo exhibition: Lindy Van Niekerk Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2007 – Solo exhibition: Mission House Gallery, Onrus, South Africa
2007 – Group exhibition: Lindy Van Niekerk Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2008 – Solo exhibition: Rossouw Modern Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2008 – Group exhibition: Walkerbay Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2009 – Solo exhibition, ‘Songs of the Sea’ : Grootbos Hotel and Nature Reserve
2010 – Solo exhibition: Walkerbay Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2010 – Group exhibition: Onrus Gallery, South Africa
2011 – Group exhibition, Art in the Park: Stanford South Africa
2011 – Group exhibition: Lindy Van Niekerk Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 – Solo exhibition: Mission House Gallery, Onrus, South Africa
2013 – Group and opening exhibition, Kalfie Fees: Lize van der Walt Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2013 – Solo exhibition, Theatre Benevolent Fund, Pretoria, South Africa
2013 – Solo exhibition with Lindy Van Niekerk: Lize van der Walt Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2014 – Solo exhibition, Fine Arts Festival: Bellini Art Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2014 – Solo exhibition, Kalfie Fees: Bellini Art Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2014 – Solo exhibition, Friday Artwalk: Bellini Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2014-2015 – Group exhibition with Cronjé Lemmer, Lize Beekman and Ronet Van Niekerk ,
2015 – September 2015, Grand opening of The Art Gallery@Hermanus