Solett Van der MerweArtisan
5 Buffalothorn LaneBallito,KZN4420
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Solett Van der Merwe

Ballito, KZN


About Solett Van der Merwe

Artist Statement

Hello, my name is Solett. I am a South African artist based in the Zulu Kingdom of KwaZulu Natal. I work as a full time artist from my home studio in Ballito. My professional career was a rather colourful one starting in music, crossing over into IT, project management and now art- a likely result of growing up in a family where anything was deemed to be possible and art and music was part of everyday life made - there was always a piano open, ready to be played.

I am completely self-taught! During my student years I discovered my oil painting abilities and have not stopped painting since. I call my style Uncomplicated Realism. The subjects in my paintings vary quite a bit, as do my interests and inspirations. As much as I do not like labels, the bulk of my paintings can be categorised as portraits, with my background as a musician and love for our African bush flowing through. Then leaving the best for last: I also love painting the yellows, oranges and reds of the Buddhist monks. This is what I paint for my ME. I love the colours, the calmness and serenity of these images and the colours of these robes are so pure, very little paint mixing is needed to paint these.

I do hope you enjoy the work I have presented!

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Procession 2

Procession 2

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African Elephant Close Up 3

African Elephan...

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African Elephant Close Up 2

African Elephan...

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