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Nic van Rensburg

Sculptor

We would like to introduce you to the multi-talented artist, Nic van Rensburg, who specializes in wildlife studies, paintings in oil or acrylics, as well as sculptures in bronze and acrylic resin pigments. He has a God given talent to let the calls of the wild echo in his art. He learned to paint and sculpt by acute observation, without any formal training, thus developing his own individual style.
Nic was born in 1959 and he is a full time artist for 26 years now, privileged to be able to work and live his passion. Nic gets his inspiration from the bush, observing nature first hand and spends a lot of time at private game lodges and the Kruger National Park, taking photographs and collecting reference material. In 2021 he moved to Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, where his studio and gallery is currently, excited to be here, as Hermanus has become quite the art hub. Sculpting is an art form very close to his heart and to have a bronze foundry on his doorstep, in Cape Town, makes it so convenient to have a “hands on” approach, to ensure a quality art piece. With the bronzes he always tries to capture the typical, natural movement of each animal, true to their nature.
Nic also paints vibrant, bright coloured landscapes since 2004 – Farm scenes true to the South African landscape, also Flowers, Arabian horses and Nguni cattle.
Nic held exhibitions in France and he was invited by the South African Ambassador in Paris for a two week long exhibition at the Embassy. Some of his works are in private and corporate collections all over the world – South Africa, Canada, America, England, Germany, France, Belgium, Mauritius, Namibia and Australia.