DOUW VAN HEERDEN
Douw van Heerden was born in Johannesburg in 1957. He matriculated at the Johannesburg School of Art, Music and Ballet. He attended the Witwatersrand Technicon where he obtained his National Diploma in Graphic Design in 1977. During this time he began lecturing Art which he continued with at the Ruth Reed Art Foundation.
Freelancing in the publishing industry as an illustrator and designer, his painterly style won him various commissions. Oil paintings for Sun International, hand-painted billboards and massive movie-sets steered him towards more conventional painting.
His first solo exhibition was held at the Crake Gallery in Johannesburg in 1998 and he has continued exhibiting his work since.