Rien que du bonheur​

About me 

Name: Hannelé Viljoen

Region and Country: South Africa, Gauteng, Centurion

Mediums: Oil & Impasto

Style:  Expressionism / Fauvism

Primary Creative Genre: Visual Artist

Favorite Quote(s): Dare to Live

Favorite Book(s): Why read when I can paint?

Favorite Movie(s): The Shawshank Redemption

As a child, some of my earliest memories somehow related to creating something. From sewing to painting, I have been making things most of my life.  I studied law, and throughout my career, art was my escape from the concrete world, where I could freely express a sense of emotion on paper, and in some radical way connect with the viewer of my art. 

I established myself with an art studio in Centurion, South Africa. Since then a number of my pieces found homes with South African and European families. 

My work reflects a search for reconciliation of one’s spirituality, by the use of Chiaroscuro, where three-dimensional volume is suggested by the value gradation of colour and the analytical division of light and shadow.

The source of my inspiration is the French and Italian landscapes with a combination of inner feelings and imagination. My paintings are the incorporation of all of that, with the various ups and downs in my personal life.

I work with a variety of mediums such as oils, acrylics, charcoal and impasto techniques to achieve three-dimensional volume. 

I continue believing that everyone is an artist in some way. Whether it is the presentation of a fine meal or the construction of a beautiful home, the wording of a contract or the way a mother raises a child. 

Each of us has the ability to make art.  

Mine just happens to be paint.