Hele’ Oosthuizen specialize in the realistic rendering of Fynbos, Proteas, Birds and lately Cheetahs in a Bush veld scene.
Her career started at Southern Art Ceramic Design when she decided to halt her final year of a music degree at Stellenbosch University in favour of ceramic art.
The themes range from immaculately realistic fynbos and floral studies to the ultra realistic portrayal of bird species. Her work is unique in the South African art sphere as she utilizes the most fickle of mediums – the ceramic process!
Here is some of her smaller format work that sold recently.
Her ceramic work is bold and intense, some extroverted and flamboyant but always sensitive and peaceful.The preferred media that she works in is on a clay canvass using complex ceramic processes. Her inspiration for the special technique she uses in painting comes from being an avid bird watcher and living in Hermanus, surrounded by a World Heritage Site with one of the most spectacular diversity of the Fynbos biome.
Her development has not been defined by any formal field of artistic education, this provided her with the freedom to develop and nurture her natural skill to her own accord, resulting in a definitive, unique style and her ability to portray her subject matter in a style seldom seen in ceramics today.She continues on her journey of artistic exploration, and her work continues to increase in quality, stature and scale.
Her reputation as an artist capable of combining simplistic beauty, grace and flair in a style that has completely become her own has been recognized by collectors the world over.
The ceramic art murals and framed art, with a hearty splash of colour, will harmonize your daily life and offer a comforting embrace.