Arend Louw was born and raised in Bellville, Cape Town.
After completing a degree in Theology and embarking on different opportunities for a few years, he recently move to the family farm in the Sandveld.
The quietness and serenity of the West Coast inspires him and gives him ample time to focus on his art.
Every painting is from photographs that he took himself.
The themes are personal and yet universal.They are scenes of everyday life.
Arend is inspired by the effect that natural light has on a scene; a basic landscape or stillife can be transformed by the highlights and shadows in it.
He works in oils as it is lenient to mistakes and demand contemplation. They are slow to dry and quick to forgive.
He said “All my paintings are created with intent. not just to please the viewer, but to convey an emotion that the specific moment has stirred in me”