Kobus Louw (South African, born 1933)
Fishing Village, Oil on board, signed lower right
This is as typical colourful scene depicting life in a small fishing village.
Kobus Louw has been interested in art from a very early age. His father was a teacher who believed that art was not a solid foundation for a career. Consequently Kobus is entirely self-taught. He experiments with his subject matter and paints landscapes, fisherman’s villages and still lifes. He uses bold colours to give his work an exciting vibrancy. Kobus spent 38 years working in finance using every spare moment to paint. During this period he participated in solo as well as group exhibitions. In 1992 Kobus retired from his finance role and in 1997 he moved to a beach house in Hermanus where he can now focus on his art. He has great admiration for other South African artists being inspired by Pieter Wenning and Jean Weltz amongst others.