Canvas Painter by night, House Painter by day.
Born 1970 in South Africa, Jean-Louis currently lives in Auckland New Zealand with his wife and two children. Working for a prominent Auckland painting company, Jean-Louis' dream is to become a fulltime artist, and to be part of the New Zealand artist community and galleries.
IMAGO MUNDI Benetton World Art...
In 2016 Jean-Louis submitted a 10 X12cm oil on canvas of Piha, New Zealand to Milan in Italy for the IMAGO MUNDI Benetton World Art - "Kiwi Consciousness" NZ Project. Being selected to take part is a great honour for Jean-Louis .
Known in the past for his Surrealist style paintings (which can be viewed on his Facebook & website page) , Jean-Louis recently started developing an Expressionist style. Finding his inspiration in the incredible beauty, and spiritual landscapes of New Zealand. Working in Oils on Canvas there is no blending, but brush work and laying of colour in thick and thin strokes. The painting is gradually built up with bright exaggerated colours and shapes.