Accomplished Fine Artist
South African based Artist Louis Audie believes that he has brought the African Sunlight into many homes, corporate offices and the boardrooms of many people with his landscapes and wildlife paintings, which are realistic but with a touch of impressionism.
Louis Audie was born in 1935 and has been painting for the past thirty years. He taught himself to paint using whatever materials he could lay his hands on and through constant effort and practice he has developed his own technique and is today known as an expert in fine art oil painting of landscapes and seascapes in the modern South Africa.
His usual medium is oils, and more recently acrylics and mixed media. Among his many mentors are; W. H. Coetzer, Gerrie Snyman, and Thornley Stewart. Jointly they’ve had a powerful influence on Louis’ art life.
Being a strong believer, his secret to success has been to unlock the hidden treasures and atmosphere buried deep in the natural beauty that his Maker has chosen to reveal to him through his patient, dedicated and persistent efforts.
His special passion has always been to paint the abundant, vast and wide open spaces of the Karoo. The Escarpment with its mists, contrasts and dramatic scenery presents another challenge to his abilities.
Louis has been an inspiration to many others of South Africa’s renowned, successful fine artists. A number have absorbed much of his influence which is sometimes quite obvious in their work, but which has helped them to develop their own brand of expression.
After deciding that they could’nt handle the pressures of Johannesburg and Gauteng for another moment, Louis and his wife Sandra have recently relocated to the quiet, and charming village of Graskop to be near beautiful scenery that motivates him to express himself.
Louis continues to paint for exhibitions all over South Africa.
He displayed his work as usual at the Art in the Park exhibition in Pietermaritzburg and is building up a portfolio for the Innibos Country Festival at Nelspruit this year.
In the meantime his other passion is to demonstrate his painting techniques to groups. Teaching art the easy way is his motto with DVD’s., with a wide distribution.
He presents a lifetime opportunity for the residents of Graskop and surrounding areas to take lessons from him or purchase one of the DVDs he has produced on his interpretation of how to mix and apply colours.
Visit the Knotty Nook Gallery of Fine Art in Sabie to view his work.
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