Charles van der Merwe

Longtime interest in drawing and painting. Retired from a corporate career in 2001 then embarked on a life of art. Studied with well known SA and overseas artists. Visited great art museums and exhibitions in Europe. Ran workshops in pastel painting locally and in Portugal. Various solo and group exhibitions, including in London.Featured in ‘International Artist’ (December 2005) magazine and three other publications.Winner of 12 SASA ‘Best’ awards in categories Pastel, Oil and Drawing.
Subjects include landscapes (dry,dusty Karoo, bushveld and desert scenes), portraits, but particularly focusing on individuals and groups in street, café and crowded spaces – creating and capturing an instant in their everchanging dynamic.
Has traveled widely, including some unusual destinations.

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