GERBRAND VAN HEERDEN

Gerbrand van Heerden was born in Krugersdorp in 1985. He attended Pro Arte School of Art, Music, Drama and Ballet in Pretoria and matriculated at Cape College where he was awarded the certificate for best Art student of that year.

After matriculating he began his career as a fine artist by receiving training from his father, fine artist Douw van Heerden. He has also studied observational painting with fine artist Francois Roux.

He continually strives to develop his style and technique. With each painting he endeavors to establish himself as a traditional classical still-life, landscape and figure painter.

Gerbrand has a love for the dramatic work of neoclassicist painters such as Joseph Turner, Jean-Auguste Ingres, Theodore Gericault and Eugene Delacroix. He is also influenced by the still life painting of Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne, William Heda, Henri Fantin-Latour and Jean-Simeon Chardin.

Gerbrand has two lines of work in which his technique differs: the direct observational Alla-Prima technique and the traditional studio painting technique. Both techniques rely on accurate observation and rendering of tone and form and the relationship between colour and light.

APPLES
OIL ON LINEN
100 X 70CM
FIGS
OIL ON LINEN
47 X 58CM
FLAME TOKAY GRAPES
OIL ON LINEN
100 X 70CM
GRAPES IN PAPER
OIL ON CANVAS
SOLD
PLUMS IN PLASTIC
GERBRAND VAN HEERDEN
97 X 70CM
DESSERT PEACHES
OIL ON CANVAS
54 X 80CM
APPLES IN BAG
OIL ON CANVAS; 70 X 55CM
SOLD
NAARTJIES IN PLASTIC
OIL ON CANVAS; 50 X 70CM
SOLD
STRAWBERRY REFLECTED
OIL ON CANVAS
70 X 40CM
HUBBARD SQUASH
OIL ON CANVAS
100 X 90CM
ORANGE SQUASH
OIL ON CANVAS
90 X 100CM
TEA CUP
OIL ON CANVAS