Roelof Stephen Rossouw
Roelof was born in 1957, and grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg. A painter of figures, city and landscapes, street scenes, boats and harbours, architecture, parks and gardens. Works mainly in oils, but also in mixed media and collage.
Rossouw has travelled widely and has visited Europe, The British Isles, Middle East, USA, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Zanzibar and The Caribbean (Painting vacations in Italy, France, Ukraine and USA).
1979-1981: Studied at the Johannesburg School of Art gaining a National Diploma in Art and Design.
1982 - 1990: Employed by the Medical University of Southern Africa as graphic artist and medical illustrator.
1992: Started painting seriously on a daily basis.
1988 - 2016: A total of 40 solo exhibitions at top galleries in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Cheltenham UK
1999: Three-man exhibition at the Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
1991 - 2014: Numerous group exhibitions in South Africa, London, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Jersey, Galway, Armagh (N. Ireland), Montreal, San
Francisco and Miami.
2012: Group exhibition at the Broadway Gallery, New York.
Early in 2009 a film agency walked into the Cape Gallery in Cape Town and hired three of Rossouw's oil paintings. These South African landscapes featured as props in Clint Eastwood's movie "Invictus".
When director Clint Eastwood arrived on the set and saw the paintings he was so impressed that he decided to buy two of the paintins for his personal collection.